Earlier this year, Seattle's Damien Jurado issued his tenth full-length album, Maraqopa, continuing his evolution from spectral, introspective folk whisperer to bold, ambitious, genre-splicing troubadour. It's his second album -- following 2010's Saint Bartlett -- helmed by fellow musician/bard Rich ... More >>
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Cross paths with Damien Jurado, say on a misty autumn afternoon more representative of his Pacific Northwest home than ours, and you will recognize a physical presence, a sturdiness not unlike a former high-school-lineman turned football coach. Which is not an endeavor usually known for sensitivit ... More >>
In yr face. Photo by Rebecca SmeyneIn the week the world learned how dangerous a truffle-flavored french fry really can be, we watched in horror as the New York Times Magazine penned a brutal takedown of M.I.A.--who retaliated by going after the journalist who wrote it, of course. Were you pe ... More >>