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  • 8 years ago

    Joe Strummer, the Jam, and Billy Bragg are the names you most often see bandied about in comparison to East Coast power-punker Ted Leo. Those are not bad likenesses. Leo shares with the Jam a stripped-down and dirty power- trio lineup that is occa...

  • 9 years ago

    Before the first Ninth Ward gangster shot and killed another in the streets of southwest Houston, before Houston mayor Bill White faced a church full of livid Westside constituents screaming about mayhem on their streets, before the gang fights in...

  • 9 years ago

    Marvin Gaye's awed and fearful three-word mantra is perhaps the most natural reaction to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. As we watched a city drown and empty out and now, perhaps, wither and die, we can't help but ask—as Gaye did when co...

  • 9 years ago

    "Hype" is probably the nastiest of all four-letter words these days, and no band on earth right now has more of it than the Arctic Monkeys. Over the last seven months, the Sheffield quartet—none of whom are of American drinking age—has b...