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  • Scott H. Biram

    published December 27, 2006

    Take note, aspiring singer-songwriter dudes: Forget getting in touch with your inner sensitive navel, forget your Jeff Buckley cheat sheets... More >>

  • The Elms

    published December 27, 2006

    As Heartbreakers-esque heartland rockers go, The Elms aren't easy to like. They court the Contemporary Christian Music industry; their... More >>

  • God Only Knows

    published December 27, 2006

    At the end of one of his many scatter-shot, uncensored free associations, Todd Snider hints that he's just "one of those guys who wants to write... More >>

  • 2006: The Year in Music

    published December 27, 2006

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  • Brian Henneman's Christmas Show

    published December 20, 2006

    Tapes circulate from nine years of Brian Henneman's Christmas shows, and they do partial justice to the revelry. From his long-gone,... More >>

  • Drop It Like It's Hot

    published December 20, 2006

    A year and a half ago, during a sweltering North Carolina summer, a trio of young musicians started busking on Franklin Street, a key thoroughfare... More >>

  • Frank Morey

    published December 13, 2006

    When Howlin' Wolf was scaring the white folk at the Newport Jazz Festival, Don Van Vliet was scaring his neighbors with teenage pal Frank Zappa.... More >>

  • Donavon Frankenreiter

    published December 6, 2006

    There's something sleazy and slack-ass about pro-surfer-turned-LA-rock-revivalist Donavon Frankenreiter. If he were any more laid-back,... More >>

  • Andrew Duplantis

    published November 29, 2006

    Austin bassist Andrew Duplantis (Son Volt and Jon Dee Graham) made an inauspicious St. Louis debut as a solo singer-songwriter at the... More >>

  • The Damnwells

    published November 29, 2006

    The hook is an inviolable good, the Platonic ideal behind all the pop music, from Motown to the British Invasion to KSHE classics, stuck in... More >>

  • Deke Dickerson

    published November 22, 2006

    Deke Dickerson is the greatest Missouri-born guitarist you've never heard of — unless you're a life-time subscriber to Red Hot and... More >>

  • My Morning Jacket

    published November 15, 2006

    To call My Morning Jacket a post-jam band is wishful thinking or splitting hairs. On the new double-CD set Okonokos, they jam all... More >>

  • Pam Tillis

    published November 8, 2006

    In 1974, Pam Tillis was sixteen. She'd been singing half her life with her father, stuttering country legend "M-M-M" Mel Tillis, but a... More >>

  • Robert Randolph & the Family Band

    published November 8, 2006

    The literal family in Robert Randolph & the Family Band is drummer Marcus Randolph and bassist Danyel Morgan (both cousins) and singing... More >>

  • Hacienda Brothers

    published November 1, 2006

    Chris Gaffney sings like a soul man long past his prime, returning for one last go and finding battered but beautiful emotions that justify all... More >>

  • Puerto Muerto

    published October 25, 2006

    Puerto Muerto's name translates as "dead port," but every translation is a lie. The wife-and-husband-team of Christa Meyer and Tim Kelley... More >>

  • Swing, Batta, Swing!

    published October 25, 2006

    Jett Fighter Who gives a crap about Lita Ford? Everybody knows Joan Jett was always the coolest member of the... More >>

  • Kris Kristofferson

    published October 18, 2006

    As you read this, somewhere in Soulard or some west county karaoke horror, a drunk is singing Kris Kristofferson's "Me & Bobby McGee." But... More >>

  • Jay Bennett

    published October 18, 2006

    In case you missed the movie, Wilco, Inc., is an entity directed by CEO Jeff Tweedy and CFO Tony Margherita — which means, among other... More >>

  • Climb Ev'ry Mountain

    published October 18, 2006

    Bookish and breezy, inward and outward, folksy and metal, a singer-songwriter and a band — John Darnielle is the lonely and beloved voice,... More >>

  • Keep on Trucking

    published October 18, 2006

    Singer, songwriter and guitarist Jason Isbell joined the Drive-By Truckers in November 2001, and nothing has been the same since. The... More >>

  • Matt Pond PA

    published October 11, 2006

    Matt Pond PA's namesake singer/songwriter says he hates his band's name — and as well he should. He doesn't live in... More >>

  • Living on Channel Z

    published October 11, 2006

    In a classic Saturday Night Live skit, Steve Martin announces that the first message from extraterrestrial life has been received and... More >>

  • Local motion: Tape Deck Sonata

    published October 4, 2006

    Seeing as how they're shameless Brit-rock geeks, Tape Deck Sonata aren't about to discover the old weird America anytime soon. They're... More >>

  • Big Star

    published September 27, 2006

    To call Big Star's first studio album since 1978, In Space, a crushing failure is to be too kind. To fail you have to try;... More >>

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