Amanda Petrusich


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  • 11 years ago

    Since 1986, Freakwater's Catherine Irwin and Janet Beveridge Beam have understood alt-Americana as just another facet of scrappy Louisville punk: Freakwater's country is dark and nasty, imperfectly sung by two women who probably wouldn't hesitate ...

  • 12 years ago

    At the height of brash, cock-rock bluster, years before Karen Finley slathered herself with chocolate and Bikini Kill revolutionized Girl Style Now, the Chicago and New Haven Women's Liberation Rock Bands released a joint album. In early 1972, Rou...

  • 13 years ago

    Bobby Bare Sr., responsible for one of country's first concept albums not penned by Willie Nelson (1973's Bobby Bare Sings Lullabys, Legends, and Lies, a collaboration with enduring buddy and lyricist Shel Silverstein), is notorious for mucking up...

  • 13 years ago

    If you took the Ponys with you to the supermarket, they would tug on the hem of your jacket, wrench off their sneakers, holler, and cram your shopping cart full of chocolate bars and Pringles. Pleading and whining and getting everyone to stare at ...

  • 13 years ago

    Remember when feisty troublemakers snatched a bust of Socrates from a local university, anointed him comrade, drank him silly, then deposited his wine-stained skull at a bus stop? Now imagine toting CoCoRosie around on a Saturday night: The sister...

  • 13 years ago

    Neo-folk troubadour Sufjan Stevens popped out of Brooklyn in 2003 with the release of the grit-free Greetings From Michigan, a quasi-concept album presumably designed to function as an homage to his home state. Now taking a temporary leave from br...


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