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Kool, It's the Kinks Konvention!new

Some of Montreal's most passionate guys and gals -- including the Besnard Lakes, Bionic, Sunday Sinners, along with members of the Stills and Apostle of Hustle -- are getting together to pay tribute to the dark brown voices of the British Invasion during the first-ever Kinks Konvention.
Montreal Mirror  |  Erik Leijon  |  05-09-2008  |  Music

Mark Olson Goes from Lost to Triumphantnew

The former Jayhawk is on a fresh new musical journey.
Charleston City Paper  |  T. Ballard Lesemann  |  05-07-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Does It Offend You, Yeah? Explains the Namenew

They needed a name for the project, so they turned on the TV to a scene from The Office in which David Brent goes, "Does it offend you, yeah? My drinking?" Seconds later, the band was born. "It shouldn't be about not liking a band because of its name," keyboardist Dan Coop says. "It should be about listening to the music."
Chicago Newcity  |  Garin Pirnia  |  05-07-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Matt Pond PA to Break Up, but No One Will Leave the Bandnew

Pond has announced plans to end the musical project he began in Philadelphia 10 years ago. Then he'll team up with the same four guys to record and tour as the Dark Leaves. Call it a gimmick, but to Pond it's all about shaking up the band's artistic balance of power.
Isthmus  |  Rich Albertoni  |  04-29-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Colin Meloy is a 21st Century Troubadournew

The Decemberists' frontman covers Sam Cooke, wishes for chickens, brings family along for the ride.
C-Ville Weekly  |  John Ruscher  |  04-09-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

You Say You Want Imaginationnew

Across the Universe imagines the highlights of the tumultuous Vietnam era neatly restaged to song and dance.
Style Weekly  |  Wayne Melton  |  11-08-2007  |  Reviews

Sam Beam Spills Some Iron & Winenew

From the first notes of The Shepherd's Dog's "Boy With a Coin," it's clear that songwriter's songwriter and Texas transplant Sam Beam is no longer content to be classified as just another bedroom recording artist.
Austin Chronicle  |  Dan Oko  |  09-27-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Inside the Internet Archive's Blood and Gutsnew

After agonizing over how to deal with the archive's growing collection of war videos and consulting with experts, founder Brewster Kahle has come up with a solution that satisfies both his archivist and populist sides.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Annalee Newitz  |  09-26-2007  |  Tech

Lord of the Rings

Kristin Thompson sheds light on a fantasy phenomenon in her book The Frodo Franchise: The Lord of the Rings and Modern Hollywood.
Isthmus  |  Kent Williams  |  09-24-2007  |  Movies

3rd Degree: Rev. Roy Bourgeoisnew

The peace crusader on why he wants to shut down the infamous School of the Americas.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Joe Piasecki  |  09-07-2007  |  War

All Truckered Outnew

Former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell is keeping busy as a solo artist.
Style Weekly  |  Brent Baldwin  |  07-17-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Pretendersnew

In 1967 five teenagers from Mansfield, Ohio, were signed to a record deal, renamed The Ohio Express and promoted as the face of Bubblegum Pop on the strength of their hit "Yummy Yummy Yummy." Today several of the original band members still tour in Europe playing their hits, but they finally confirm the rumors that they never actually sang on the hit singles.
Cincinnati CityBeat  |  Larry Gross  |  07-05-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

40 'Sgt. Pepper'-credited Innovations Exposed!new

Many of Sgt. Pepper's accepted innovations are now known to come from somewhere else.
Metro Times  |  Serene Dominic  |  06-19-2007  |  Music

'Pussycats' Wantednew

Bay Area ladies strut their stuff for a crack at reality TV stardom.
East Bay Express  |  Kathleen Richards  |  06-06-2007  |  TV

Can Dizzee Rascal And Co. Turn East London's Hip-Hop Into World Music?new

Although grime is still in its infancy, grime MCs kill hip-hop MCs on the mike -- they’re faster, cleverer, and less burdened by tradition. Dizzee Rascal is touring the U.S. as East London's ambassador of grime.
Boston Phoenix  |  Nick Sylvester  |  04-25-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

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