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2010 Stories by Phil Freeman

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  • Iran's Hypernova braves cultural repression to rock out

    published July 14, 2010

    Indie rock has become so washed out in recent years that it's a challenge just to stay awake through many songs, never mind whole albums.... More >>

  • Show preview: Tinariwen

    published June 16, 2010

    The term "desert blues" is more than a little reductive, but it does at least begin to describe the sound of Tinariwen, a North African... More >>

  • Faith No More's second coming

    published April 7, 2010

    It's been assumed for some time that pop-cultural nostalgia runs on a 20-year clock. There was a tame 1950s revival in the '70s with... More >>

  • SXSW 2010 Showgoers' Guide to Bay Area Acts

    published March 10, 2010

    Between March 17 and March 20, thousands of musicians, some signed and many more hoping to be signed, will descend upon Austin for the annual... More >>

  • Galactic

    published March 3, 2010

    New Orleans instrumental funk sextet Galactic has built a sterling reputation on the jam-band scene, rocking Bonnaroo, the seagoing Jam... More >>

  • High on Fire polishes its metal weaponry

    published February 24, 2010

    Oakland's (and possibly Earth's) heaviest band, High on Fire, is ready for its close-up. The trio's fifth studio album, Snakes for the... More >>

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