Linda Thompson

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Q&A: How Howlin' Rain Survived a Four-Year Hiatus, Worked with Rick Rubin, and Finished The Russian Wilds

    Howlin' Rain​ By DAVE GIL DE RUBIO When Howlin' Rain's Ethan Miller answers the door of the Brooklyn flat he's borrowing from a friend, the disheveled hair and wildly scraggly beard he's sporting gives him the look of a modern-day Rip Van Winkle. In many ways, the analogy fits, given that it' ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: 10 Bands You Should Not Miss

    ​San Francisco's annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival is kind of like a choose-your-own-adventure novel. You could pick any number of themes to select the acts you want to see -- old punk pioneers, roots music up-and-comers, etc.-- and follow one through all three day's lineups. You coul ... More >>

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    April 15, 2009
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    February 4, 2009

    Track of the Day: Primal Scream

    Brit-poppers Primal Scream have unleashed a new record, Beautiful Future (out now in the UK; not sure on the US release date). And as if there weren't enough Primal Screamers already, the band --- founded by one of Jesus & Mary Chain's early drummers, Booby Gillespie -- seems intent on stocking ... More >>

  • Music

    December 22, 2004

    Group Hug 2004

    It's been a shitty year on a number of levels. Here's a mix CD to cheer you up.

  • Music

    September 1, 2004

    Jacked Around

    Nick Tangborn's Jackpine Social Club label sells its CDs in stores across the country. When you buy one, he doesn't see a dime. Why?

  • Music

    January 9, 2002

    The Handsome Family

    Twilight (Carrot Top)

  • Music

    February 7, 2001

    Amy Rigby

    The Sugar Tree (Koch)

  • Calendar

    May 3, 2000

    Uno, Dos, Tres, Cuatro...

    El Vez, aka the Mexican Elvis; Cinco de Mayo

  • Music

    March 8, 2000

    Pillow Talk

    As the members of Yo La Tengo have grown up, they've also grown inward

  • Music

    January 19, 2000

    Out of the Country

    Richard Buckner gave up on major labels and "y'allternative," but not the art of storytelling

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    July 10, 1996
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    November 8, 1995
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