Articles by: Shane Handler

Sara Curtin Composes Visionary Statement on ‘Michigan Lilium’ (INTERVIEW)

“Comparisons are everywhere. I never feel pressured by them. People’s relationship to music is so personal and when someone compares me to an artist, what they’re really doing is comparing me to their experience of ...

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Easy Answers: Reid Genauer of Strangefolk/Assembly of Dust Talks Grateful Dead

In each installment of Easy Answers (get the reference?) we will question a different musician or band, ranging from the obvious to the not so obvious, about the importance of Grateful Dead on their own ...

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HONEYHONEY Keeps It Short & Sweet (INTERVIEW)

LA-based duo HONEYHONEY just released their third full-length release, appropriately titled 3, on June 9th via Rounder Records. Recorded in Nashville and produced by Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson), 333delivers golden harmonies with a pure ...

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Vinyl Lives : Wall Of Sound – Seattle, WA

In Vinyl Lives we spotlight and profile record stores around the country who offer music lovers an experience that goes beyond an iTunes purchase or a Spotify playlist. Vinyl has found a new resurgence and ...

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VIDEO PREMIERE/INTERVIEW – Umphrey’s McGee “Eat” (The London Session)

It was June of 2014, Umphrey’s McGee, while overseas for some London Brooklyn Bowl shows, received privileged but pricey time in the famed Abbey Road Studio where the Beatles recorded most of their iconic records ...

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VIDEO PREMIERE/INTERVIEW: Sun Bones “Ersilia”

Sun Bones, from Tucson, Arizona might have a seemingly desert themed band name, but don’t consider them “desert rock.” In fact their music has more in common with the stylistic diversity of The Arcade Fire ...

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SONG PREMIERE/INTERVIEW: Charlie Parr – “Falcon”

The raw metallic resonator guitar sound of Charlie Parr registers as a magnet of sorts – in the same way we’re drawn to the curious sounds of Tom Waits and even the indie folk of ...

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McDowell Mountain Music Festival – Phoenix, AZ March 27-29, 2015 (FESTIVAL RECAP)

When the McDowell Mountain Festival announces its lineup each December, it becomes a little bleep on the web pages of highly trafficked sites like Pitchfork , which bothers festival organizers very little. Instead a small ...

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Vinyl Lives: Pure Pop Records – Burlington, Vermont

If there ever was a record shop where everybody knows your name, it might be Pure Pop Records in Burlington, VT. In fact it shares a distinctive downstairs entry way, identical to the set of ...

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Vinyl Lives: Stinkweeds – Phoenix, Arizona

Seattle, Austin, Portland, Chicago, Nashville….we know what we’re getting at here – all kick ass music cities. Everything from the venues, record stores, local bands gone big and music festivals, there’s no shortage of cool ...

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