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With extreme music now firmly entrenched in the mainstream, these should be good days for Seattle’s always-inventive Blood Brothers. But the way singer Jordan Blilie sees things,...
As ”¦And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead was getting set to release the 2006 Top 10 shoo-in So Divided, there were rumblings that the Austin quintet was less than happy with...
Only partly because he has the word poison tattooed on his joy prong, Rob Rotten just might be the most punk-rock performer in adult movies. It’s not like he doesn’t have...
Jill Barber doesn’t mind admitting that she might have been a little unsure of what she and producer Les Cooper were hoping to accomplish on her just-released debut album, For All...
For hard-touring bands, the best way to measure success isn’t always by watching the charts or scanning radio play lists. Halifax’s hipster-approved Wintersleep is finding a new...
As the gavel falls on a miserably rainy fall evening, someone’s just scored what isn’t so much a deal as an outright steal. The setting is Maynards, an auction house at 415 West...
Ginsberg’s Inkling The Halfpenny Marvel (Pretentious Music) Brainy white boy hip-hop from Calgary (!). Nothing about steers, queers, or beers, but lots to ponder in mainman John...
Even though he’s never been to North America before, Petr Janí­k has clearly taken the time to familiarize himself with the competition. Ask him for an honest assessment of the...
The Black Parade (Reprise) With every second band in ’06 America aiming for either a Victory Records deal or an opening slot on Taking Back Sunday’s next tour, it’s officially...
Believe it or not, it is possible for a singer-songwriter to be too sensitive for his own good. Take the case of Wilton, Maine’s Ray LaMontagne. An intensely private individual...

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