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Okkervil River: Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC 9/13/11

Will Sheff is a densely literate songwriter of the highest degree.  Like a good novelist, his songs reveal layers as they progress, adding intrigue and possibility to the plot and subtle nuance to the characterization, while weighty symbolism abounds throughout.  The man also likes his hand-claps, as Sheff raucously urged and prodded the crowd to “throw their hands up” and clap along to the beats of some of the band’s best-known numbers

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Okkervil River: I Am Very Far

With their new release, I Am Very Far, Okkervil River has made a musical slow-burner.  Unlike some of their previous work, there is no immediate song that blasts out and catches the ear

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Bloggy Goodness: Hellhound On My Ale

Last year the brewers Dogfish Head collaborated with the Sony Legacy label to honor the 40th anniversary of Miles Davis’ landmark jazz-fusion album with their own drinkable version of Bitches

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Video: Okkervil River – Wake and Be Fine

Following back-to-back critically acclaimed and HT-approved releases in 2007 and 2008, Okkervil River returns on May 10 with I Am Very Far, an album of all-new material. Earlier this year

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Tour Dates: The Roots Picnic

In our continuing effort to keep you up to date on the summer festival season, we bring you news about The Roots Picnic. The one-day fest, hosted by The Roots,

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Video: Okkervil River – Wake And Be Fine

While last year Okkervil River served as the backing band on psych-rock legend Roky Erickson’s first solo album in 14 years, we haven’t heard anything in the way of new

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