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Dave Alvin

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East Bay throwdown

Six Star General at the Common Pub
Off the Couch
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 14, 2010
Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women at the Regattabar

Dave Alvin and the Guilty Women at the Regattabar


  Former Blaster Dave Alvin does his country-roots thing with the Guilty Women — guitarists Cindy Cashdollar and Nina Gerber, singer Christy McWilson, violinists Laurie...
By Shaula Clark  |  July 08, 2009
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Bill Morrissey

This disc marks the renaissance of New England musical poet Morrissey.
Come Running | Rounder
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  July 24, 2007
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John Doe

The seminal American punk band X specialized in songs about love on the skids or on skid row.
A Year in the Wilderness | Yep Roc
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  July 17, 2007
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X + 2 = fun

When Knitters guitarists John Doe and Dave Alvin took the Paradise stage a week ago Thursday, Doe promised the house an evening of sad, “miserable” songs.
The Knitters, Paradise Rock Club, May 3, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  May 07, 2007
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Mixed metaphors

For Dave Alvin, music gets interesting when it produces friction.
Dave Alvin’s California DNA
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  July 05, 2006


Morrissey and Crimmins

The parallel but separate career paths of New England folk icon Bill Morrissey and edgy political satirist Barry Crimmins, both of whom began their assent in Boston’s 1980s club scene, intersected for shows May 5 and 6 at Jimmy Tingle’s Off Broadway in D
A fruitful reunion
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 15, 2006