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Listen Up, Listen Up Intro OK Then, Listen Up!

OK Then, Listen Up!

Dear Friends, There's an old joke: First Banana: What do you call a musician who only knows three chords? Second Banana: I don't know. What do you call a musician who only knows three chords? First Banana: A music critic.…
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Calendar, Night&Day What a Musical Web They Weave

What a Musical Web They Weave

Indie rock fans have never been fruit-basket types: They don't welcome outsiders with open arms (that is, unless the newcomers know the genealogy of fellow alternarockers Neutral Milk Hotel). At the first whiff of commercial success, once-loyal acolytes might run…
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Silkworm Firewater (Matador) Silkworm is supposed to be the Next Pavement, according to Steve Malkmus, since Guided by Voices were last year's Next Pavement but fizzled out. Thing is, on Firewater, their fourth album, these Missoula-by-way-of-Seattle boys sound more like…
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