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-- The 60's --
The 13th Floor Elevators
Janis Joplin
-- The 70's --
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Asleep at the Wheel
Willie Nelson
The Skunks
Townes Van Zandt
Guy Clark
Jerry Jeff Walker
-- The 80's --
The Dicks
Marcia Ball
The Butthole Surfers
Joe Ely
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Nanci Griffith
-- The 90's --
Lucinda Williams
Arc Angels
Shawn Colvin
Alejandro Escovedo
Fastball
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
The Gourds
Robert Earl Keen
James McMurtry
Toni Price
Kelly Willis
-- The 00's --
Okkervil River
The American Analog Set
...Trail of Dead
Explosions in the Sky
Patty Griffin
Sara Hickman
I Love You But I've Chosen...
The Octopus Project
Okkervil River
Bruce Robison
Spoon
The Sword
What Made Milwaukee...
   


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NYC melodic rockers Ula Ruth release 'Fever' EP

The marching bass guitar and drum pattern driving Ula Ruth’s lead track “Misery” from their latest EP “Fever” shares a bond with The Pretenders' “Mystery Achievement,”  reaching that delicate balance between media friendly sound quality and the edginess found in the best rock songs. A big defined hooky chorus reveals an existential dread with the lyrics “Misery you always follow me. Every open door I see your face.” After spending the better part of a year working on their latest effort at Tarquin Studios (Interpol, The National, Local Natives), the band emerged today with their third EP 'Fever', which was released on May 24th through a performance at Rough Trade. Combining new song ideas with savvy recording studio personnel facilitated their evolution from punk rock’s rawness to a more widely accessible sound. Stand by for upcoming shows. - Dave Cromwell

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Drop what you're doing and listen to these demos from Teddy & the Rough Riders

Way back in the mids of April, I saw a previously unknown band set the stage for Natural Child at a VFW Post in town, of all places. "These guys are great!" I said. "I sure hope there's some music online so I can share it with folks!" There wasn't. So imagine my excitement finding out today that at some point in the interim, Teddy & the Rough Riders got some demos together and oh boy, do they ever hold up in comparison to the live experience. There are only six tracks on display, but they all showcase what this band does best—sophisticated country tunes held tight by an accomplished band and lifted into orbit by some truly incredible pedal steel (the ever-magnificent Luke Schneider), let loose to wander by way of the frayed, croaking vocals on top of it all. It only took one live show to convince me that these guys are headed in exactly the right direction. Give 'em that same chance next time you can, yeah? -Austin Phy

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Taco Dreams delivers on new wave punk irreverence with "John Cougar Watermelon Camp Counselor"

John Cougar Watermelon Camp Counselor, the tape-ready debut from Taco Dreams, is relentlessly energetic throughout without being exhausting. There are notes of The Smiths, Echo and the Bunnymen, and Stone Roses, only with a great deal mopre levity than any of those new wave forebears. It's not a brand new sound per se, but between Taco Dreams and several other new-on-the-scene groups, it's incredibly exciting to see the Nuggetsy-garage vibe that overtook East Nasty for the longest effetively exploring some other sounds. -Austin Phy

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New Weller EP Available for Streaming & Download

Produced by Jake Ewald (Modern Baseball/Slaughter Beach, Dog) and released via Honest Face Records, Career Fair, the new EP from the trio of Weller, bottles a transferable upbeat vibe, while simultaneously hitting on a reeled-in personal level. That balance of unfiltered honesty with an infectious opening up of musicality catches your ears and won’t let go.

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Garage Pop band The Rizzos releases "Mom Prom" + plays The Gutter on 06.09

If you belong to that layer of humanity that has been forever compromised by a prom night gone awry, look no further than Brooklyn-based band, The Rizzos. Their new single "Prom Mom" shows a self-assured band with garage rock/doo wop inclinations that doesn't take itself too seriously. Better produced than their rougher, punkier previous release, the song is a lament about missing senior prom, having instead to spend the night at home - getting drunk with mom... The plodding verses tackle common teenage girl fantasies (it's all about boys!), in a crescendo of frustration and volume that highlights the confident and cool vocals of lead singer/guitarist Meg (Rizzo?). The band is leaving for a short East Coast tour and will be back in Brooklyn with a live show at the Gutter on June 9th. - Madeleine Grossman

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