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2010 Stories by Johnny Loftus

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  • Gogol Bordello

    published December 22, 2010

    Gogol Bordello calling a record Trans-Continental Hustle is like the New Year's Baby's top hat and sash: it's part of the program, the... More >>

  • The Detroit Cobras+the Back CC's+the Piggies

    published December 22, 2010

    The house is trashed, there's Silly String in the dishwasher, and you're hoping that yellow splatter on the stoop is Chinese food. But hey, the... More >>

  • The White Panda

    published December 15, 2010

    Well, the White Panda are pretty unscrupulous in their choice of mash-up content: anyone who has the balls to even mention '90s 'roid-rage... More >>

  • Himalaya

    published December 8, 2010

    With a name right out of the Windham Hill rack at New Age Records, it benefits Brooklyn's Himalaya that they sound less interested in pure moods... More >>

  • Fran Healy

    published December 8, 2010

    At least in America, Travis (and singer Fran Healy) benefited from the blush of Britpop's mildest wave, the same swells that soon became the... More >>

  • 'Z100's Jingle Ball 2010'

    published December 1, 2010

    It seems like every single song on Z100's primary playlist revolves around the concept of throwing and/or keeping one's hands in the air, and half... More >>

  • Keren Ann

    published December 1, 2010

    101, Keren Ann's new record, won't be released domestically until spring, but the NY-via-Paris-via-Tel Aviv singer/songwriter is doing a... More >>

  • '101.9 RXP Yule Rock Presents My Chemical Romance'

    published November 24, 2010

    Singer Gerard Way is still shouting about firefights, detonating the mosh pit, and assuring his disciples that the world gets better when you can... More >>

  • Growing

    published November 24, 2010

    Growing made their Vice debut earlier this year with Pumps!, and with that record came a more propulsive and fully realized version of... More >>

  • Donavon Frankenreiter

    published November 24, 2010

    Donovan Frankenreiter is the kind of guy who goes through life with his feet up on an overturned milk crate. Four albums in, his shaggy shambolism... More >>

  • Junip

    published November 17, 2010

    Jose Gonzalez first divined his way as a solo guy, propagating brushed-string guitar ballads from his home base in the mild wilds of Sweden. But... More >>

  • JJ Grey & Mofro

    published November 17, 2010

    A regular on the Bonnaroo/Austin City Limits axis, Jacksonville area native JJ Grey's dead-eye blend of fanboat blues grease, guitar humidity, and... More >>

  • Sam Amidon

    published November 10, 2010

    It's Sam Amidon's skillset as a singer and player that enlivens his interpretations of the ancient with perfectly natural flourishes of the now.... More >>

  • Joanna Newsom

    published November 10, 2010

    Does Joanna Newsom engender Björkish fetish adulation in the hearts and minds of her most devoted? Do folks dress in homespun taffeta and lug... More >>

  • The 1900s

    published November 3, 2010

    The 1900s' second full-length (just released) tightens the corners and aims to maximize the Chicago's combo's coed charms and flair for pep. It's... More >>

  • Shawn Colvin+Lauren Shera

    published November 3, 2010

    Before her Grammy-winning 1989 debut and the reedy mysticism of "Diamond in the Rough," before 1997 and "Sunny Came Home," Shawn Colvin was... More >>

  • Dimmu Borgir

    published October 27, 2010

    The monetized gobbledygook on Dimmu Borgir's MySpace page sort of lessens the symphonic black metallers' wraith-like grip. Sure, there's a... More >>

  • Yelle

    published October 27, 2010

    It's really hard to pick the best part of its GIF-happy video--Brosnan as flautist? Jump-roping Chuck Norris? Kitty explosion?--so, instead, let's... More >>

  • Black Prairie

    published October 20, 2010

    With a sly take on the traditional "Red Rocking Chair" leading the way--it gleams through shadow dust to evoke Mojave 3--Black Prairie has found a... More >>

  • Guster

    published October 20, 2010

    Is it such a bad world? Well, dudes, yes. But Guster can't really be faulted for encouraging everyone to eat a treat, pet a puppy, or frolic in a... More >>

  • 'CMJ: MV & EE+Prince Rama+Lower Dens'

    published October 13, 2010

    Matt Valentine and Erica Elder are out there in the swirling, bearded dust, supporting Barn Nova, their latest output as MV & EE, and... More >>

  • Dungen+the Entrance Band

    published October 6, 2010

    Psych and its gaggle of hyphenated genres enjoys current dominance in domestic indie. Legions have chosen spirit animals, bought drugs, and... More >>

  • Dierks Bentley

    published October 6, 2010

    Dierks Bentley's mop of curls are his career barometer. Untamed and devoid of style in 2003, they gamely accompanied his enjoyable but superficial... More >>

  • MAN ABOUT TOWN

    published September 29, 2010

    With Record Collection, his third solo outing, Mark Ronson really wants to make the world notice Mark Ronson. That's Mark Ronson the... More >>

  • K'Naan

    published September 29, 2010

    Released last summer, Troubador was a record meant to illustrate the contours of K'naan's storied life. After some international success... More >>

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