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  • Ex Hex's No. 1 rule: No slow, sad songs allowed

    Ex Hex's No. 1 rule: No slow, sad songs allowed
    Mary Timony is a ferociously gifted guitarist, and her two-decade career in bands ranging from Helium to Wild Flag offers ample evidence of her kaleidoscopic command of the instrument. On tour with Wild Flag, she and her longtime friend Carrie Brownstein played nightly games of hide and shriek with their jousting or intertwining guitar lines, an assault that wasn't just sonic, but physical as the two jumped, jostled and bumped on stage.
  • Superchunk singer revisits awkward, emotional youth and its soundtrack

    Superchunk singer revisits awkward, emotional youth and its soundtrack
    Mac McCaughan didn't have a particularly troubled adolescence, but life on the way to forming his fabled indie-rock band Superchunk still brimmed with discoveries, musical and otherwise, that have shaped him ever since. Though those experiences have...

    It's pro-Bono: U2's new album invades your iTunes

    It's pro-Bono: U2's new album invades your iTunes
    Whether you want it there or not, U2's new album, “Songs of Innocence,” has moved into your iTunes library. The coffee is on, the furniture's in and Bono's got his feet up on the couch waiting for the cable guy to visit. Like just about...

    Richard Thompson 'Still' review: Those Saturday nights at home finally pay off

    Richard Thompson 'Still' review: Those Saturday nights at home finally pay off
    On the closing track of his new album, "Still" (Fantasy), Richard Thompson sings about his youthful obsession. He claims that he wouldn't go out on Saturday nights because he had to practice guitar. It's all done tongue in cheek, but there's also deeper...

    Sonny Knight trucks from karaoke circuit to international stage

    Sonny Knight trucks from karaoke circuit to international stage
    Sonny Knight was once known as the truck-driving karaoke singer in a few bars around the country. Now, at 66, he's found international success fronting the soul band Sonny Knight and the Lakers. "It all amazes me that this is happening now," Knight...