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Fergie: A Tribute to Steve Ferguson

Wayne Young
SELF-RELEASED

Before NRBQ co-founders Terry Adams and Steve Ferguson actually met, Adams heard Ferguson playing “Eight Miles High.” “He wasn’t just copying the record,” Adams recall

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Canto Secondo

Il Sogno Del Marinaio
(ClenchedWrench)

The newest in a long line of excellent, if eccentric, projects by legendary bassist Mike Watt, Il Sogno Del Marinaio defies any easy characterization.

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Definitely Now

Liam Bailey
(Flying Buddha/Sony)

The blues, especially as it intersects with rock music, is a well-mined vein. How do you get something fresh out of a genre so well tread?

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Tut Tut

The Filipino Snares
(Datawaslost)

Living out of town for a bit about a decade now gone, I had an objective, sociological comparison between my fair city and anywhere else.

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Unless

The Foxery
Spartan Records

The World According to The Foxery 

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Ancestors Tale

Ut Gret
(Altrock)

Forsooth, before D’Arkestra brightened the scene, yea, even before Liberation Prophecy foretold things to come, there dwelt a tribe of Grets.

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Thirty Spokes

Thirty Spokes
(SELF-RELEASED)

With the release of their self-titled album, Thirty Spokes proves adept at their craft befitting a working band with four albums under their belt.

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Ballad of Jon

Jonathan Glen Wood
(SONABLAST)

 As a member of Old Baby, Sexy Minotaur, Jaye Jayle, and the duo Lowe & Sutherland, it was hard to imagine what to expect with Jonathan Glenn Wood’s debut solo effort.

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My Friends Are Better than Yours

Hemi Hardaway
(SELF-RELEASED)

Douchebag rap has been a thing for years now, often by emcees who are capable of putting together solidly built, well-delivered packages, but much like a 3am bar pickup, you feel guilty, dirty, and

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Talk of Spring EP

Talk of Spring
SELF RELEASED

Goddammit. I wish “emo” would have had the sense to die a dignified death sometime around the late-’90s.