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pre-order alert: the yayhoos, “put the hammer down”

Summer has always given us hope that our favorite Rock and Roll band was about to put out that next big sing-a-long blockbuster hit. Wild...

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you read that right

From Billboard: Replacements members Paul Westerberg, Tommy Stinson and Chris Mars have reunited to record two new songs for an upcoming...

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for just pennies a day…

Thanks to a handful of kind souls, the unofficial pledge drive’s official tally currently stands at $36.50 $61.50 $96.50 $116.50...

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cutouts gone wild!: jellyfish, “fan club” (disc 1)

This weeks Cutouts Gone Wild! (and next week’s, and the week after that) is brought to you by our good friend Jason over at...

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so popular it hurts

Looks like I’m going to be about 50 gigs over my bandwidth limit this month, at $1/gig. Gonna be switching hosts in the next few...

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listening booth: al anderson, “after hours”

Al Anderson – After Hours (2006)purchase this album For those expecting an album of bad-attitude rockers, a la Anderson’s last...

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listening booth: jackie greene, “american myth”

Jackie Greene – American Myth (2006)purchase this album I don’t know what it is that drives me to studiously avoid heavily...

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listening booth: neko case, “fox confessor brings the flood”

Neko Case – Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (2006)purchase this album You know what? I’m wrong. A lot. And when I am, I...

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listening booth: josh rouse, “subtitulo”

Josh Rouse – Subtitulo (2006)purchase this album With last year’s perfectly wonderful Nashville, Rouse bid farewell to the...

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cold shillin’: nizlopi

Got an e-mail a few days ago from Mark, a street teamer working on behalf of Nizlopi, a band I’d never heard of before (although I do...

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The Popdose Guide to Peter Himmelman, Part Two

When last we left Peter Himmelman, he was leaving (or being pushed out of) the major-label world, and heading for indier pastures. Far from...

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join the bastard club

Just wanted to let everybody know that Amazon’s taking pre-orders for Chris Whitley’s final album, Reiter In, due next Tuesday....

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bootleg city: david gilmour, “new game”

So last week I said David Gilmour’s new record was boring; here’s a bone for you, Gilmour fans. It’s the man and his...

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cutouts gone wild!: the williams brothers, “two stories”

The Williams Brothers – Two Stories (1987)purchase this album No, not those Williams Brothers. These Williams Brothers. You know, the...

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cutouts gone wild!: the williams brothers, “two stories”

The Williams Brothers – Two Stories (1987)purchase this album No, not those Williams Brothers. These Williams Brothers. You know, the...

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people helping people

Howdy friends, Got an e-mail this afternoon from Allan, who is desperately seeking a song. I’ll let him give you the details:...

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"then we wound up at HoJo’s for hamburgers to go"

Hey, Blondie! Congrats on making it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! What are you gonna do now? Awk-ward. So, anyhoo…questionable...

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listening booth: the wood brothers, “ways not to lose”

The Wood Brothers – Ways Not to Lose (2006)purchase this album It’s like I was saying to my esteemed colleague Jason this...

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The Popdose Guide to Peter Himmelman, Part One

Peter Himmelman. It’s one of those names that, nine out of ten times, will get you a quizzical look; the tenth time, though,...

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the complete idiot’s guide to peter himmelman, part one

Peter Himmelman. It’s one of those names that, nine out of ten times, will get you a quizzical look; the tenth time, though,...

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the great gross-off: kellogg’s go-tarts edition

I am not a cranky 100-year-old man who constantly complains that things aren’t the way they were in the good old days. Really,...

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dvdelicious: bruce hornsby, “three nights on the town”

Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers – Three Nights on the Town (2005)purchase this DVD I meant to buy this when it came out, and then...

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bootleg city: brian wilson, “adult child”

Welcome back to Bootleg City, brothers and sisters! It’s been a little while since we took a trip down Wilson Way, and being that...

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attention gusterds!

The folks at Warner Bros. would like all of you — yes, even you — to know that the good ship Guster is preparing to set sail...

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Career In A Nutshell: The Police

When The Police formed in England in 1976, they were already seen as impostors who were merely riding the wave of punk rock. After all,...

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listening booth: teddy thompson, “separate ways”

Teddy Thompson – Separate Ways (2006)purchase this album For those of us who have ’til now thought of Teddy Thompson as the...

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listening booth: teddy thompson, “separate ways”

Teddy Thompson – Separate Ways (2006)purchase this album For those of us who have ’til now thought of Teddy Thompson as the...

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listening booth: the little willies, “the little willies”

The Little Willies – The Little Williespurchase this album Well, well, well. No sooner do I proclaim Richard Julian’s latest to...

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listening booth: donald fagen, “morph the cat”

Donald Fagen – Morph the Cat (2006)purchase this album I know a lot of people (my wife, for instance) who literally cannot stand the...

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Country That Doesn’t Suck: Deric Ruttan

The last time I accidentally listened to a country station, I was left scratching my head. It was eerily similar to the last time I...