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John K. Samson | Provincial

His inaugural gathering of bona-fide solo work summons an aura of full-blown tranquility.
Epitaph/Anti- (2011)
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  March 09, 2012

Feeling bad with Good Kids Sprouting Horns

We have a natural inclination toward harmony. We look for patterns and symmetry and create narratives out of coincidences.
Animal instincts
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 27, 2011

Spring clearance

I've seen the best music snobs of my generation destroyed by downloading — instead of savoring full albums the way one might enjoy a vintage claret, they're slamming down random shots of bands with stupid names, passing out, and blanking on what they hea
Discriminatin' picks for the frugal music snob
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 12, 2010

Zombie overdrive

Pete Witham and the Cozmik Zombies are and are not exactly what you'd think. Sure, they're silly and ironic and probably wish it were 1954 all over again. But behind a bit of hokum lies a damn good band, more than a few smart turns of phrase, and an int
Pete Witham's Cozmik view of Americana
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 12, 2010
weaker list

Write to life

The Weakerthans’ story-songs are as much poetry as lyrics, the sort that get written only after verses choked by fastidious drama are thrown away.
Greg Graffin and the Weakerthans at the Paradise
By SHARON STEEL  |  July 17, 2006

On the racks: July 12, 2006

Plus Sao Paulo sextet CSS and Bad Religion's Greg Graffin.
Thom Yorke, Some Girls, Peaches . . .
By MATT ASHARE  |  July 11, 2006


ID Check: John E. McIntyre

John McIntyre (a/k/a Johnny Mac) booked his first rock show when he was 13.
DIY Explorer
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  June 02, 2006

Religion and shit

If punk is really just folk music, maaaan , then how come so many punks insist on getting back to roots-rock in their old age?
Download new tracks Greg Graffin, the Clipse, and Shit Robot
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  May 31, 2006