Marc Ribot

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    February 26, 2013

    The Six Coolest Members of Otherwise Uncool Bands

    Bands are collections of people. In any such group, some people will be cooler than others. Even in an uncool rock band, there will be cool people. Here are the six coolest members of uncool bands. Cool? Cool. See also: -The Six Best Sloppy Drummers -The Six Best Songs About Murdering A Significant ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    The Six Best Solo Guitar Albums

    Playing music in general takes some guts. Doing it alone takes even more, and making a record of instrumental unoccupied guitar moves a musician from the "gutsy" category to "ballsy." Here is the list of six best solo guitar albums. Feel free to let us know what your favorite solo guitar record is, ... More >>

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    March 15, 2012

    An Interview with Tom Waits' Tribute Organizer David Anderson

    When David Anderson isn't busy leading local psych-folk quartet Tenement Ruth his his wife Melissa, he can be found on stages and in studios around town as an in-demand session player, and he's lent his fiery lead work to bands like Magnolia Summer, Grace Basement, Old Lights and others. But in the ... More >>

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    December 23, 2008

    Top Ten Americana Albums of 2008

    Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category.Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic F ... More >>

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    June 25, 2008
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    April 23, 2003

    Zeena, Warrior Harpist

    The sounds Zeena Parkins coaxes from her hand-built electric harp are odd and beautiful

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    October 23, 2002


    As Yohimbe Brothers, guitarist Vernon Reid and turntablist DJ Logic subvert expectations about genre, race and sexual desire

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    September 11, 2002

    Susana Baca

    Espiritu Vivo (Luaka Bop)

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    December 5, 2001

    Minstrel Tension

    Whether it's race or religion, Chocolate Genius tells it like it is

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    June 13, 2001

    Joe Henry

    Fuse (Mammoth)

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    December 27, 2000

    Ode to Joy

    The RFT music staff indulges itself by picking the best work of 2000

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    December 6, 2000

    Medeski, Martin and Wood

    Friday, Dec. 8; Pageant

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    October 25, 2000

    Lo and Behold

    Hot nightspot Lo has rescinded its prohibition of drum & bass

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    September 27, 2000

    Richard Buckner

    Saturday, Sept. 30; Off Broadway

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    April 5, 2000

    Susan Baca

    Eco de Sombras (Luaka Bop)