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After he graduated high school, John McCauley convinced his parents to let him tour the country playing his guitar rather than going to college. Somehow, they listened, and he birthed Deer Tick, an alt-country band that's since released four records and a handful of EPs. McCauley is now in his mid-t ... More >>
Mikey AyersiPhone paparazzi Miranda Lambert Terminal 5 Wednesday, September 29 Better than: a sixpack of Miller after gettin' that first buck of the season Of all things to prop up a mike stand, a simulated shotgun works pretty well, as country music's current queen Miranda Lambert showed off du ... More >>
St. Vincent, Britt Daniel, Bon Iver, Zach Galifianakis, Janeane Garofalo, and more Haiti Benefit @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg Saturday, January 23 BrooklynVegan might best be known for having the most obnoxious commenters in the entire music blogosphere (which, in fairness, is certainly no small ... More >>
Serge Gainsbourg, Lara Croft, blue-collar rapper, Saharan exilemeet Cops
From Senegal to Austin T-X clear evidence of cooperation between or among principals
John Prine returns to a world stripped of his favorite subject matter—humanity
So many unpretentious young bands with a geniune knack, so many others without a clue
Where the fuck is for example the Z100, gangsta-rock, and Merina-Senegalese fusion?
Stephen Collins Foster is back on earth, wrestling with race: the entity in the woodpile
Rust-belted Motor City meets mined-out Appalachia in the battleground state between
Upstanding Suburban Citizen Eminem Sets the Fatherhood Standard
The Go-Betweens in Love
Moby and Merritt Vs. Hitters and Cheerleaders in a Bad Year for Nerds
John Prine Gets Well on an Apple Pie Diet
Six of these 12 picks recast known compositions, and only two of the six are in the rock tradition. But I did find one medium-obscure alt band worth writing about. One.