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2007 Stories by Sam Prestianni

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  • ZZ Top Returns for Your "Tush"

    published October 31, 2007

    As a visionary member of psychedelic garage-rockers 13th Floor Elevators, Texas punk pioneer Roky Erickson cemented his place in modern... More >>

  • Shape-Shifter

    published October 24, 2007

    Almost 50 years ago, Ornette Coleman recorded his major-label debut, The Shape of Jazz to Come, which came on the heels of two fine,... More >>

  • Hear This

    published October 10, 2007

    A Boston-based gang of indie rockers reveling in '80s hair metal, Bang Camaro comes off like the infernal spawn of the Polyphonic Spree... More >>

  • Zap Mama

    published August 29, 2007

    In the nearly two decades since Congo-born and Belgium-raised Marie Daulne founded Zap Mama, her vision of one-world music has evolved from... More >>

  • Cock of the Walk

    published August 8, 2007

    Old Crow Medicine Show defines the in sound of 21st-century bluegrass. A li'l bit country, a whole lotta rock ´n' roll, the... More >>

  • Take A Deep Breath

    published July 11, 2007

    Billing itself as a "new music ensemble" gives Nanos Operetta the freedom to explore performance beyond any preconceptions of genre, style, or... More >>

  • The Pipettes doll up pop in polka dots

    published June 6, 2007

    The ironic title of Lucinda Williams ' 1980 album Happy Woman Blues sums up the contradictions of this mercurial artist. She... More >>

  • Paying Homage to a Master

    published May 16, 2007

    Monk is wild. Monk is smart. Offbeat yet sophisticated, Monk is bent-beautiful. Twenty-five years after his death and nearly twice that long since... More >>

  • International Relations

    published March 28, 2007

    Unlike her snoozy superstar half-sister Norah Jones, Anoushka Shankar is very much her father's daughter. Which is saying something when your pops... More >>

  • Under Byen's Icelandic envy

    published March 14, 2007

    Thanks in part to the benevolent gaze of previous tourmates My Morning Jacket, Dr. Dog 's status as Philadelphia's lo-fi-loving motley... More >>

  • Mountain Goats graze through three sold out shows

    published March 7, 2007

    Portland's Charlie Salas-Humara is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist best known as Panther . Like a one-man short-wave set with... More >>

  • Keeping the beat in New Orleans: Preservation Hall Jazz Band

    published February 21, 2007

    For two decades, the world-renowned Los Angeles Guitar Quartet has aimed to bring classical music to the masses by expanding conventional... More >>

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