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2008 Stories by Doug Wallen

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  • Renee Sebastian

    published March 19, 2008

    Not quite neo-soul and not quite old-school, Renee Sebastian dresses the sunny simplicity of classic soul in the slick new duds of radio R&B,... More >>

  • Bon Iver

    published March 19, 2008

    Bon Iver may mostly be just a dude and a guitar, but don't go thinking singer-songwriter. Justin Vernon's French-named one-man band is much... More >>

  • Atlas Sound

    published March 5, 2008

    Before his powerhouse band Deerhunter went on hiatus last fall, Bradford Cox had already retreated into his bedroom to craft his solo debut as... More >>

  • Jeremy Jay: spare songs spotlight teen-idol vocals

    published March 5, 2008

    With his colorful costumes, boogie-piano style, and distinctive growl, Dr. John embodies the spirit of his native New Orleans wherever... More >>

  • Willits + Sakamoto

    published February 27, 2008

    It's risky, making an ambient record about the sea. One false move, and you're in the quagmire of New Age. Luckily, Bay Area tinkerer... More >>

  • Noise Pop Preview: Quick Picks

    published February 20, 2008

    If it's the end of February, and the clubs are packed with indie darlings from here and abroad, that can only mean one thing: Noise Pop has... More >>

  • San Francisco's Impalers Pursue the Groovy Over the Gritty

    published February 13, 2008

    Next month's Midnight Boom is the third album from London duo the Kills, whose seedy, deconstructive blues have a sensual cool... More >>

  • Cat Power

    published January 16, 2008

    The two-minute take on "New York, New York" that opens Cat Power's second covers album is almost too easy. Iconic to a fault and not too... More >>

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