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Monday, Oct. 22, 2012

Silhouette of a Fool

  Jim Hoehn is Milwaukee's prime purveyor of trop rock, the Caribbean-inflected sound that originated in Jimmy Buffett's breezily wry worldview and continues to hold intermittent influence on commercial country radio...
Monday, Oct. 22, 2012

Bad Boy (Blind Pig)

Only a small number of blues musicians are still alive among those who were raised in Mississippi and moved to Chicago in the 1950s to contribute to the modern, electric blues sound and influence other forms of American ...
Monday, Oct. 22, 2012

Oct. 20, 2012

For a shouting, gun-toting lunatic, Waka Flocka Flame sure is charismatic. Flocka is rap’s answer to Andrew W.K., an animated life coach with a butter-melting smile who advocates better living thr
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012
 It’s hard to listen to the hushed, minimal pop of The xx’s debut album without feeling like you’re eavesdropping. When guitarist Romy Madley Croft and bassist Oliver Sim trade verses with each other...
Monday, Oct. 15, 2012

Oct. 12, 2012

Though born and bred in New York City, A$AP Rocky, breakout star of the much-buzzed-about A$AP Mob crew, shares little of Gotham’s rap conventions, gravitating toward sounds more closely associated with the South...
Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012

Discovery, melancholy in ‘Waging Heavy Peace,’ a poetically detailed memoir

At age 66, Neil Young is reaching an artistic zenith. Young recently released the album Americana with his longtime band Crazy Horse, and the end of this month will see yet another Crazy Horse album, Psychedelic Pill...
Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012

BalkanBeats Soundlab (Piranha)

 Bosnia was long a collision point of cultures, and Berlin is a continental crossroads. Bosnian mix-master Robert Soko lives in the German capital, where he fills the clubs with a wonderful montage of pan-European dance music...

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