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The Allman Brothers


Instigated in 1969 by the now-fabled guitarist Duane Allman and instituted in the spirit of serious music-making within a Southern hippie brotherhood vibe, the six-piece interracial (one of the first … Read more

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Violent Mae

The ambient haze of Violent Mae’s sophomore album is, as expected, more polished than the duo’s self-titled 2013 debut. However, the surf rock vibes are unexpectedly prevalent, as in opening … Read more

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Eric Clapton

So old Slowhand is now just that: an old slowhand. Recorded on and around Eric Clapton‘s birthday live at London’s Royal Albert Hall, a venue Clapton often considers a “home” … Read more

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Jimmy and the Mustangs

Big band and Texas swing come to mind as soon as track one, “Roll the Dice,” starts to play. It’s the perfect song to introduce listeners to the rest of … Read more

American Showplace Music

Photos by Arnie Goodman   You don’t have to know the origin of the blues or have a clue about how it got its name to be an aficionado of … Read more

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U.S. Elevator

U.S. Elevator cite some formidable sources of inspiration on their self-titled debut: the Beatles, Neil Young, the Hollies and Gram Parsons among them. The similarities between U.S. Elevator and those … Read more

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Billboard Magazine Touring Conference

The Billboard Touring Conference gears itself to the professionals in the music industry, but one panel discussion became the ultimate fly-on-the-wall discussion as moderator Ray Waddell (Billboard) asked Truth or … Read more