Monthly Archives: October 2007

Spanic Boys – Sunshine

Celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band (and 38th as father and son), the Spanic Boys serve up a dozen originals on Sunshine, their...

Southern Culture On the Skids – Countrypolitan Favorites

Once again, Southern Culture On The Skids proves itself the ultimate party band with the ultimate party record. In other hands, the concept behind...

Twang Dragons – Love Junkie

Twang Dragons Love Junkie Self-distributed It's hard not to love a record that starts with guitars twangin' and slidin' and the line, "I've got an ass pocket...

LBenito Alerce-topped Grand Auditorium

How much more vintage can you get? If you're talking about guitar tone woods, not much more vintage than the tops on guitars by...

Lucy Kaplansky – Over the Hills

Most new pop music falls into one of two sound categories - super-human slick or slacker sloppy. In this sonically schizophrenic environment, it's refreshing...

Howard and the White Boys – Made In Chicago

The Howard who hangs here with the White Boys is Howard McCullum, bassist and vocalist extraordinaire. The White Boys are a fine bunch of...

Dwight Yoakam – Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc.Etc.: Deluxe Edition

When this album was released in 1986, country music had become stale. But its no-holds-barred step back to the great Bakersfield sound, wonderfully original...

John Mellencamp – Freedom’s Road

This release was surrounded by a scary amount of hype. And the Chevy commercials on TV that forced "Our Country" down our throats seemed...

Dave Alvin – West of the West

Dave Alvin is one of America's best songwriters, and as such runs the risk of alienating casual fans when he does an album of...

John Pisano – Guitar Night

This is two discs full of jazz-guitar blowing at its finest, as straightforward as it gets; 16 cuts of John Pisano and various six-string...
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