Curt Kirkwood

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Record reviewers

The problem with these “play your most revered album in full” shows that everyone from Public Enemy to Liz Phair is doing lately is that the correct answer is not always a no-brainer.  
Meat Puppets, Dinosaur Jr, and Built to Spill at the Orpheum, September 27, 2008
By RYAN STEWART  |  October 01, 2008

The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 27

Black Flag + Meat Puppets | the Channel | April 15, 1984
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 25, 2006

Family affairs

Good news for Meat Puppets fans: the post-hardcore band who hit on a strange interstice of country, psychedelia, and punk a quarter-century ago are alive and kicking. Curt Kirkwood, "Golden Lies" (mp3) Curt Kirkwood, "Beautiful Weapon" (mp3)
A solo Curt Kirkwood and his new Meat Puppets
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 11, 2006

The Handsome Family

Attentive indiephiles and alt-country fans will soon realize that lyrics about tying a captain to a tree and trying hard not to hear his screams could only be the observations of Albuquerque’s husband-and-wife team the Handsome Family.
Last Days of Wonder | Carrot Top
By KEN MICALLEF  |  July 11, 2006

Austin city limits

So, you didn’t make it down to South by Southwest this year. Neither did I.
What you missed at SXSW, presumably
By MATT ASHARE  |  March 21, 2006

Curt Kirkwood

As frontman of the Meat Puppets back in the mid 1980s, Curt Kirkwood blew minds marrying hardcore punk rock to sunbaked country music.
SNOW | Little Dog
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  January 14, 2006