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2007 Stories by Andy Vihstadt

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  • Light Up the Night

    published December 12, 2007

    The new album from the Blind Boys of Alabama, Down In New Orleans, opens with a quick flourish on a Hammond B-3 organ and a stuttering... More >>

  • Punk's Not Dead

    published November 21, 2007

    It's been a pretty crazy past five years for Gainesville, Florida's Against Me! Although the band is currently headlining theaters, it wasn't... More >>

  • The White Stripes

    published October 24, 2007

    The White Stripes have cancelled the rest of this year's Icky Thump tour due to Meg White's bout with acute anxiety. To hear what... More >>

  • This Year's (Re)Model

    published October 17, 2007

    Elvis Costello has taught us some hard lessons throught his 30 years in the business: Accidents will happen, girls talk and girls named "Alison"... More >>

  • Under Spells

    published August 15, 2007

    On Spells, its first album for the punky label Vagrant Records, the Comas wake up from a way overstated stoner-rock reputation, look in the... More >>

  • The Download

    published August 8, 2007

    It's hard to imagine that a band could actually get better after Jack White leaves it, but Detroit's the Go did just that with its 2003... More >>

  • Danzig with the Stars

    published May 30, 2007

    Glenn Danzig's DNA is splattered all over the dark underworld of punk, hardcore and heavy metal. And while his work may be footnotes in mainstream... More >>

  • Kings of England

    published May 23, 2007

    The several, several days and nights of waiting to hear from someone — anyone — with a Kings of Leon pedigree finally conclude with a... More >>

  • Blonde Ambition

    published April 25, 2007

    Is mom-approved crooner Rod "The Bod" Stewart's live extravaganza worth checking out? Decide for yourself, at least judging by two dueling... More >>

  • The River of Dreams

    published April 18, 2007

    In his storied career as lyricist and piano man, Billy Joel has written his share of place-songs. "New York State of Mind" is as loving an ode to... More >>

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