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Music, Hear This Concert preview: Shelby Lynne

Concert preview: Shelby Lynne

Equipped with a sultry voice merging raw anguish and assured elegance, Alabaman Shelby Lynne is a performer who transcends stylistic classification. She began her career in mainstream country music, sang jazz-influenced torch songs long before it became hipster territory, then…
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Music, Shelby Lynne digs into Dusty Springfield’s archives

Shelby Lynne digs into Dusty Springfield’s archives

Shelby Lynne has strong opinions when it comes to new technology, although many of her arguments boil down to her belief that turntables are vastly superior to iPods. Her philosophy is based on pragmatic considerations (i.e., you can roll a…
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Music, Reviewed Shelby Lynne

Shelby Lynne

Covers albums — especially ones paying homage to a record as canonical as Dusty Springfield's Dusty in Memphis — are tricky to navigate. The new version can't be too similar to the original, or it's obviated. Change it too much,…
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Music, Hear This ZZ Top Returns for Your "Tush"

ZZ Top Returns for Your "Tush"

As a visionary member of psychedelic garage-rockers 13th Floor Elevators, Texas punk pioneer Roky Erickson cemented his place in modern music history with the band's corrosive 1966 hit single "You're Gonna Miss Me." Sadly, for decades the songwriter was arguably…
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