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Bronze Radio Return

Progression and evolution on new album, Up& Up

By Brian Palmer
POSTED // Oct 3,2013 - “From humble beginnings come great things.” It’s unknown whether Chris Henderson, the vocalist and songwriter for Connecticut roots-rock six-piece Bronze Radio Return, is familiar with this proverb.

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The Shook Twins

Sister folk duo play by their own rules

By Brian Palmer
POSTED // Sep 19,2013 - There is nothing conventional about Portland, Ore.-based folk duo The Shook Twins, be it their personalities or the music they make. They gleefully play by their own set of rules.

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Pinback

Pinback doesn't feel the heat to release new work

By Brian Palmer
POSTED // Aug 29,2013 - One reason Rob Crow, the guitarist and one of the vocalists for Pinback, believes the band has lasted for 15 years is simple: What’s the point of giving up?

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Clumsy Lovers

After 18 years, The Clumsy Lovers are still spicing things up

By Brian Palmer
POSTED // Aug 15,2013 - Trevor Rogers, lead singer and guitarist for Canadian folk-rock/bluegrass/Celtic outfit The Clumsy Lovers, knows he has been at this a long time.

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The Stone Foxes

San Francisco rockers explore metaphorical & literal conflict

By Brian Palmer
POSTED // Jul 11,2013 - Shannon Koehler, the drummer and lead singer of the San Francisco-based rock four-piece The Stone Foxes, is an easygoing guy. His sentences are punctuated with laughter, self-deprecating humor and

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Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

Indie-rockers seduce/surprise listeners

By Brian Palmer
POSTED // Jun 13,2013 - Grace Potter & the Nocturnals are clearly doing something right. The indie-rock five-piece has been seen and heard just about everywhere the past few years, including on TV shows The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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Sea Wolf

Alex Brown Church takes time to get it right

By Brian Palmer
POSTED // May 23,2013 - To hear Alex Brown Church, the singer and lead songwriter of the indie-rock band Sea Wolf, talk, it’s no surprise that almost three years elapsed between his latest release, Old World Romance, and the previous record,

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El Ten Eleven

L.A. electronic-indie duo makes transition

By Brian Palmer
POSTED // Apr 25,2013 - Tim Fogarty, one half of the duo that makes up El Ten Eleven, is struggling to contain his anger. “I hope they die, honestly,” he says with a what-can-you-do sort of laugh.

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The Joy Formidable

Recording diverse sounds in a remote cabin

By Brian Palmer
POSTED // Mar 29,2013 - Logistical accidents are the best kind, as The Joy Formidable singer and guitarist Ritzy Bryan can attest. While touring in 2011 behind their raucous, critically acclaimed debut, The Big Roar,

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Pickwick

From bearded folkies to Seattle's best

By Brian Palmer
POSTED // Mar 21,2013 - You have to be true to yourself. That’s what the guys in the Seattle-based band Pickwick discovered several years ago after they decided they didn’t want to be a folk band anymore.
 
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