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    BEYOND THE DOOR of an unassuming shed at his Port Neches home lies his “guitarium,” where... Posted on February 13, 2019
    When I spoke to Jim Lewin, FreqSho’s founder, on the phone on last week... Posted on March 14, 2017

    CONJUNTO ACCORDION legend Santiago Jiménez Jr. said he jumped “like a little kid”... Posted on February 7, 2017

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    Review: Eve & the Exiles - You Know She Did

    "A former child prodigy who grew up trading licks with fellow Austinite Gary Clark Jr.,

    March 13th | by wp_admin

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    Review: Spoon - They Want My Soul

    Hooks, punch, intelligence and just enough sonic experimentation on each release to push the boundaries,

    December 29th | by wp_admin

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    Review: The Jones Family Singers - The Spirit Speaks

    The biggest challenge for a gospel recording is to take the call-and-response dynamic that can

    April 3rd | by wp_admin

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    Review: Wiretree - Get Up

    Wiretree’s fourth release is pure power-pop pleasure: clean harmonies, crisp acoustic guitars, shimmering synths and

    April 1st | by wp_admin

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    Review: Emile Millar

    There are a lot of Emile Millars out there, versatile guys on the working-class end

    March 27th | by wp_admin

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    Review: The Reynolds Number

    Some bands are much more Beatles than Stones, and then much more McCartney than Lennon.

    March 20th | by wp_admin

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    Review: Black Joe Lewis - Electric Slave

    Backed by horns and a balls-out rock ’n’ roll rhythm section, Black Joe Lewis and

    November 25th | by wp_admin

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    Review: Sara Hickman - Shine

    For over 20 years, Sara Hickman has been making records that combine rock-solid melodies with

    November 20th | by wp_admin

    Fronted by singer-songwriter-keyboardist Om Shankar, they come through the speakers like sunshine through...

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    Critics quickly likened Lewis to James Brown, citing his soulful swagger, overdriven howl...

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    If you want to know what most of the country is missing, you’ll find...

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    It’s more evocative than it reads: with Engel’s pleading rasp and the talented...

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    The Old 97’s have always pushed the alt-country label, often veering into rock and punk...

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