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Looking Back at Tom Waits’ Asylum Years: ‘Closing Time,’ ‘The Heart of Saturday Night’, ‘Nighthawks at the Diner,’ ‘Small Change,’ ‘Foreign Affairs,’ ‘Blue Valentine, ‘Heart Attack & Vine’

Tom Waits’ first seven albums, originally released by Asylum Records through the 1970s, have been remastered and reissued on CD, vinyl, and digital this year. Here, we take a closer look at the first phase ...

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Emily Kinney Evolves From ‘Walking Dead’ to Flourishing Singer-Songwriter (INTERVIEW)

On first glance, Emily Kinney’s songs are sweet and bubbly; but when you give them another go-round, especially those on her upcoming album, Oh Jonathan, out next month, the layers start peeling open like a ...

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Singer-Songwriter Elijah Newman Heads For Sonic Glory on Fifth Album (INTERVIEW)

Singer-songwriter Elijah Newman is in the process of preparing his fifth record for release and if the first single/video is any indication, it’s going to continue to jump down the rabbit hole of Newman’s emotions ...

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Leslie Tom, Charlie Overbey, the Mallett Brothers and More Share Their Favorite 4th of July Songs

There are hardly any good things to say about the state of America these days, but even though it feels like the country is going to shit, you might as well fire up the grill ...

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Gomez’ Ben Ottewell Talks 20 Years of ‘Bring It On’ (INTERVIEW)

Can you remember what you were doing twenty years ago? The band Gomez does and they set about making a celebration about it. Back then, they were a newly formed band, recording their first album, ...

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‘Music From Big Pink’ at 50 Years – Ten Facts About The Band’s ’68 Debut LP You Might Not Have Known

While other albums soared towards the same directions, most critics and outside observers agree that The Band’s debut album, Music From Big Pink, was a seminal step that helped define the genre now known as ...

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Joanna Teters Shares Track-By-Track Commentary of Soulful New EP ‘Back to Brooklyn’

Joanna Teters has been carving a place for herself in the hearts and minds of today’s music lovers with original, forward-thinking, new-school soul. Increasingly recognized for her ability to switch effortlessly from lush, deeply sultry ...

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Lyman Ellerman Culls Essential Father’s Day Playlist – New LP ‘I Wish I Was A Train’ Out 8/10

Dark times can often yield the most outstanding work. Walking the fine line between honky-tonk heroism and hand-sewn Americana, Lyman Ellerman culls together vast stylistic influences from the burnt, deeply-troubled edges of Townes Van Zandt ...

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Suds & Sounds: Sanctuary Brewing Company Keeps It Community-Oriented In Hendersonville, North Carolina

In Suds & Sounds we turn the spotlight on breweries, focusing on the role of music in that brewery’s history, packaging, tastes, and in its city or town as a whole. The idea is to get beer and ...

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Frank Bello of Anthrax Talks Slayer Tour & New DVD ‘Kings Among Scotland’ (INTERVIEW)

With the release in April of their new live DVD, Kings Among Scotland, and a big tour with Slayer happening as we speak, it looks like there are no signs that Anthrax is slowing down. ...

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