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Cover Story: What’s That Sound?

Cover Story: What’s That Sound?

| December 31, 2011 | 1 Comment

As a number of enthusiasts have pointed out, there are currently more pop-music genres than there are artists to occupy them. Whether such a sneering jab is true, the slotting of acts into ready-made categories has always been a vice of critics and fans.

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Around Hear: July 2011

Around Hear: July 2011

| June 30, 2011 | 2 Comments

Local Band Reviews In just six songs, Automata packs an atmospheric soundtrack in its debut EP. Microcosm is a genre-defying pastiche of psychedelic guitar, swirling keyboards, and shuffling rhythms supporting Rachel Sarah Thomas’ soulful crooning.

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Girls who play guitar

Girls who play guitar

| May 25, 2011 | 1 Comment

The world, not just women, needs new guitar heroes. Anna Calvi probably doesn’t need that pressure dumped in her lap, but it’s her fault for being such a good player.

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