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THREE NEW RELEASES SPOTLIGHT AMERICANA DIVERSITY

Duke Robillard

3 New CDs…3 New Gems: a multi-artist re-imagining of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born In The U.S.A.,” a new band, Brothers Keeper, made up of longtime industry veterans, and an old band, The Duke Robillard Band, stretching the blues into various sub-genres be it Memphis, Texas, Alabama or, uh, Rhode Island. Well, almost.

More Manticores for your Madness

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In an age when a band simply wasn’t a band if it didn’t also have its own record label, there was an awful lot of corporate silliness flung into the marketplace, towering conceits with names like Threshold and Purple, Swan …

TV Smith. He deletes.

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A little over thirty years ago, there was an album released that you might never have heard of.  It didn’t get a US airing, and it barely saw the stores in the UK before its record company went belly-up.  It …

Underworld Dubnoboxsetbasswithmyheadman

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No matter how benighted the nineties sometimes felt, and how dismal the music that we were expected to be grooving to… “hey kids, there’s a new Dave Matthews album coming!”… there were corners and alleyways and dingy little dungeon-like dens …

Quite a bit of Genesis and a lot of More Besides

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Like, love or loathe their output, it’s hard to disagree with Genesis’s success… and even harder to deny that what they pulled off is more or less the unlikeliest smash and grab in rock history. There’s no point belaboring the …