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    Homespun: Catholic Guilt

    published March 1, 2012

    The noisecore dudes in Catholic Guilt are celebrating the vinyl rerelease of their spring 2010 LP Beyond Pleasuredome, which is reason... More >>

  • Poliç

    published February 23, 2012

    Inspired by the sessions that created last summer's coke-jam anthems on Gayngs' Relayted LP, Minneapolis' Poliça enlisted Gayngs'... More >>

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    Homespun: Water Liars

    published February 23, 2012

    When beloved ragged folk/postmodern blues combo Theodore quietly dissolved in the fall of 2011, St. Louis lost one of its finest bands in... More >>

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    Homespun: Bryter Layter

    published February 16, 2012

    While your band is working hard to finish one measly record, Joe Raglani has three or four records on the back burner and another couple... More >>

  • Joe Pastor Trio

    published February 16, 2012

    The gap between "drummer" and "percussionist" can often seem vast. It's one thing to keep a beat; it's quite another to paint a rhythmic... More >>

  • Passion for Perennials

    published February 2, 2012

    Sorry, Romeo, but roses are old news. Few flowers muster passion and fire the senses like the orchid. With geometrical symmetry and myriad hues... More >>

  • Homespun: Lantern Lights

    published February 9, 2012

    Husband-and-wife duo Gareth Schumacher and Kari Wasoba perform as Lantern Lights, drawing inspiration from '70s pop, bedroom folk, post-riot... More >>

  • Bonerama

    published February 9, 2012

    New Orleans is probably the only city where it's supremely cool to be a trombone player — look at the rise of native son Trombone Shorty... More >>

  • Homespun: Last to Show First to Go

    published February 2, 2012

    When jazz and folk bed down together, the results usually divest the drive and invention from jazz and muffle the rootsy heart of folk. Norah... More >>

  • Shearwater

    published February 2, 2012

    Shearwater will release its latest LP, Animal Joy, on February 14, but it hardly makes for ideal Valentine's Day listening, unless you... More >>

  • The Vondrukes

    published January 26, 2012

    The Drive-By Truckers may have crafted a new subgenre solely with the title of 2001's Southern Rock Opera, and traces of that fine band... More >>

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    Samantha Crain

    published January 19, 2012

    With a quavering stridency reminiscent of Jolie Holland, Samantha Crain delivers a wallop from her tiny frame. The singer-songwriter mines a... More >>

  • Superhero Killer

    published January 19, 2012

    Superhero Killer's name and logo — a pair of bloody and broken Superman-like spectacles — suggest that the band is intent on... More >>

  • Yankee Racers Release First Full-Length with a Little Help from a Lot of Friends
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    Yankee Racers Release First Full-Length with a Little Help from a Lot of Friends

    published Jan 11, 2012

    Curt Brewer is a familiar face in the local music community: he plays guitar with the raw, bluesy quintet Kentucky Knife Fight, lays down 1920s-inspired jazz licks in Two Swingin' Picks, and sits in a... More >>

  • Ben & Allie

    published January 5, 2012

    The term "singer-songwriter" is a still a curse word in certain circles, conjuring an image of coffeehouse-dwelling, navel-gazing guitar slingers... More >>

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