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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Crazy Heart</i>

Crazy Heart

Yesterday's honky-tonk hero, Bad Blake, arrives at a Clovis, New Mexico, bowling alley. It's another in a string of low-pay, low-turnout gigs with pickup bands half his age, grinding the Greatest Hits out of an old Fender Tremolux, including his…
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Calendar, Night&Day Storms Never Last

Storms Never Last

Yesterday's honky-tonk hero, Bad Blake, arrives at a Clovis, New Mexico, bowling alley. It's another in a string of low-pay, low-turnout gigs with pickup bands half his age, grinding the Greatest Hits out of an old Fender Tremolux, including his…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Crazy Heart</i>

Crazy Heart

Yesterday's honky-tonk hero, Bad Blake, arrives at a Clovis, New Mexico, bowling alley. It's another in a string of low-pay, low-turnout gigs with pickup bands half his age, grinding the Greatest Hits out of an old Fender Tremolux, including his…
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Film, Country music, faded stardom, liquor, and age in <i>Crazy Heart</i>

Country music, faded stardom, liquor, and age in Crazy Heart

Yesterday's honky-tonk hero, Bad Blake, arrives at a bowling alley in Clovis, N.M. It's another in a string of low-pay, low-turnout gigs with pickup bands half his age, grinding the greatest hits out of an old Fender Tremolux, including his…
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Music, The Court & Spark's M.C. Taylor re-emerges as Hiss Golden Messenger

The Court & Spark's M.C. Taylor re-emerges as Hiss Golden Messenger

M.C. Taylor's last band, the Court and Spark, developed a strong cult following in San Francisco. Over four excellent albums, the group confounded critics with a blend of rock, country, and ambient textures that fell somewhere between cinematic folk noir…
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Calendar, Night&Day

Good Folks

Gram Parsons, Sweetheart of the Rodeo-era Byrds, and Bob Dylan in a Nashville Skyline mood hang around the music of Donovan Quinn. As part of the strong local folk-rock scene, Quinn -- who's been involved with Skygreen Leopards, Verdure, and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Cash on Demand

Cash on Demand

We still mourn Johnny Cash. To honor the balladeer, who died on Sept. 12, 2003, we resolve to wear more black, to raise our voice in song, to act badly when it seems right, and to repent hard afterward. We're…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

The Giblet DribblersWaylon Jennings called it love of the common people: a respect and adoration for folks of modest means, not to mention the immodest things they sometimes do. In spinning tales about those down-on-their-luck anti-heroes Waylon so admired, the…
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