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2008 Stories by Kandia Crazy Horse

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  • COUNTRY GOT SOUL

    published December 31, 2008

    Signed to Capitol only in 2007, Nashville’s Lady Antebellum has already made hay by opening for Martina McBride on tour, landing a... More >>

  • GLAMDAMMIT

    published December 31, 2008

    The crew of Twig the Wonderkid, Michael T., Harley Sears, and Keanan Duffty pay homage to that chameleonic Capricorn David Bowie for the fifth... More >>

  • BRIDGING THE DIVIDE

    published December 31, 2008

    Surviving brother Gregg Allman starts off this year of his venerated blues band’s 40th anniversary with this pair of shows at a venue... More >>

  • FROM KENTUCKY TO KALAKUTA

    published December 24, 2008

    These Kentuckians' "Highly Suspicious" was the jam of the year (even sans obligatory Weezy guest spot), demonstrating there's still juice in... More >>

  • LIVING IN OBAMAMERICA

    published December 24, 2008

    "Rock your Faces, Mix the Races" has been the indelible motto of BK's own Earl Greyhound for a spell now. And it's turned out to be the... More >>

  • HAIL, HAIL, ROCK AND ROLL

    published December 24, 2008

    In this year of Bo Diddley's passing, we should be even more grateful that we've got the greatest articulator of rock and roll still duck-walking... More >>

  • ROCK TO ROLL

    published December 10, 2008

    There's always more to love about this downtown icon enshrouded by the myths of the beautiful loser and classic rock's blue-collar blues. Jesse... More >>

  • ROBO PARTY DON'T STOP

    published December 10, 2008

    Brooklyn rhyme king Talib Kweli is a well-known entity around these parts, but it's the intriguing presence of two independent rockin' sistas in... More >>

  • NIGHTBIRDS REDUX

    published December 10, 2008

    The all-time greatest woman rock trio that had morphed from be-gowned girl group Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles into Labelle at the dawn of... More >>

  • TIGHTEN UP

    published December 3, 2008

    Vetiver's forthcoming Tight Knit doesn't drop till (soon to be abolished?) Black History Month, but their current warm-up dates will... More >>

  • GIVE US FREE!

    published December 3, 2008

    Upon Obama's election, the vision of iconic bard Neil Young and his free world came readily to mind. The emperor of eco-metal has been... More >>

  • SHALOM, Y'ALL

    published December 3, 2008

    The Idelsohn Society, consisting of Roger Bennett and my brilliant friend Josh Kun, undertook a sonic sojourn over this past decade to excavate... More >>

  • SPACE SHIFT

    published November 26, 2008

    Luciano Nakata Albuquerque—a/k/a Tim Maia's heir apparent Curumin—has run a band since age eight. Still, the new world that the... More >>

  • ELECTRIC SKY CHURCH

    published November 26, 2008

    In the realm of music, the mixture of the sacred and profane has been most vital to America's health, and yet fundamentalists evince... More >>

  • SOMETHING SILVER

    published November 26, 2008

    For over a decade, I was steadfastly ornery in the face of the hype about New York avant-rock outfit Mercury Rev. Then, they abruptly won these... More >>

  • MOTHER NATURE'S SON

    published November 19, 2008

    For my twin and me, there's no higher commendation of a social gathering than for it to be worthy of accompaniment by... More >>

  • PARTY AT GROUND ZERO

    published November 19, 2008

    Who knew 1970s busing yielded some positive benefits? Well, in the case of L.A.'s Fishbone, it certainly did. The flagship band of the West... More >>

  • ON AND ON

    published November 19, 2008

    Sacrilegious as it seems to some, my favorite English band of the 1960s has always been Traffic. Those classic rock icons/jam-band forebears... More >>

  • STRAIGHT, NO CHASER

    published November 12, 2008

    Thelonious Sphere Monk: He's one of those postwar jazz mavericks with a funny name; he wore funny hats and communicated in an eccentric language;... More >>

  • THAT LUCKY OLE SUN SHINES ON

    published November 12, 2008

    I was raised to loathe the Beach Boys and all they stood for—presumably an endless summer America begotten by Manifest Destiny. Meanwhile,... More >>

  • WITCHSEASON BROKEDOWN

    published November 12, 2008

    Perhaps an icon like Joe Boyd—Princeton native, American-expat record producer, and former owner of the Witchseason production... More >>

  • WE'LL GET OVER

    published November 5, 2008

    Well, this Chi-Town icon of soul and the sanctified didn't marry Bob Dylan, but she still made some (rock) history anyhow. In the pop realm,... More >>

  • X-FACTOR

    published November 5, 2008

    There's a certain strain of X-heads, particularly of the rockcrit bent, that consider every latter-day solo project of that band's frontman,... More >>

  • SHE

    published November 5, 2008

    This leg of the Drive-By Truckers' nigh never-ending tour sports the moniker "Rock and Roll Means Well," sourced from one of lead guitarist... More >>

  • Katt Williams

    published November 5, 2008

    It's no secret that many actors aspire to rock stardom, but a great many of them have failed miserably, no matter how cool their tinsel aura... More >>

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