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What A Beautiful Sound-The Decemberists’ Latest

Decembrists What a terrible

It begins with a soft acoustic guitar and then one of the most distinguishable new voices in rock chimes in with “We know we belong to you.”  It’s a lament of an artist pleading to his fans. The song is

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Music Abounds In Valley

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Following one of the better years for recorded music in the last decade, 2015 has a lot to live up to. So let’s live up to it by going live.  The Vail Valley is set to hear a plethora of

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Joan Jett In The Hall of Fame?

Joan Jett hall Of Fame

To some of us she was just a singer of a number one hit.  But to the internal world of rock music she was an icon and trailblazer. She not only loved rock and roll she sang its anthem. She

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Music Story Of The Year

Foo Fighters Sonic Highways

Musically speaking 2014 was a pretty darn good year. There were a number of records that could have been chosen as best of the year.  The world’s largest most popular band, U2, literally dropped their album in everyone’s sock over

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Your Thanksgiving Playlist

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JOIN TOM TURKEY GENES on Thursday from 10am-Noon asa he plays many from his playlist: I know I am not alone when I suggest that Thanksgiving is the best holiday in America probably the world if not for Boxing Day

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Motet Gets Down and Funky

Motet

Though the large majority of the near capacity crowd last night was not even born in 1975, an extra large version of the Motet brought the eccentrically costumed crowd alive last night at the Vilar Center.  Let it funk down

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Cream’s Jack Bruce Dead at 71

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I was fortunate to catch the super group Cream as part of their 2005 mini reunion at New York’s Madison Square Garden. They were definitely the ugliest band I ever saw but man could they play.  Their virtuosity displayed that

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Lucinda Williams Excels to the Bone

Lucinda Williams

Did you ever notice how some of music critics’ favorite artists are frankly hard to listen to?  I mean Leonard Cohen seems like a cool guy and all, but personally I find it hard to listen to his music for

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A Records Book

Cowboys and Indies

The record business is dead. Just don’t tell the record men. They’ll refuse to listen, but what they hear is important.   Let me explain. I am mostly referring to the business of making records whether vinyl albums or Compact

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Best Rock Duets of All Time

Gabriel Bush Duet

This week Lady Gaga announced that she is releasing an album of Jazz standards with octogenarian Tony Bennett.  The early reviews are very positive even from aficionados.  I only wish my dad was around since he loved Bennett and duets.

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