INTERVIEW: Michael Franklin Sizes Up Bob Woodruff

A CONVERSATION WITH BOB WOODRUFF In 1994, Bob Woodruff released the criminally neglected Dreams & Saturday Nights, a defining musical statement that—no hyperbole—rivaled Johnny Cash’s American Recordings as Record Of The Year. I’m gonna let that sink in. The Rolling Stones’ Voodoo Lounge and Eric Clapton’s From The Cradle were also released in 1994, but…

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Feature: Nik Havert at PsychFest 2014

Austin Psych Fest 2014 Recap Awards I managed to talk my wife into going to another Austin Psych Fest even though I knew fewer of the bands than were on the 2013 lineup.  I knew who the Black Angels, Zombies, Panda Bear, the Horrors, Temples, Elephant Stone, the Warlocks, and Night Beats were, but that…

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Brujas del Sol – Moonliner

Brujas Del Sol Moonliner Brujas Del Sol (Witches of the Sun) are based in Columbus, Ohio, but I suspect they are merely using the town as a jump station as they plan the rest of their trip from the sun to Mars.  No one from Earth can make space-psych this good. There are few lyrics…

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INTERVIEW: AUBREY LYNN ENGLAND

Aubrey Lynn England The Outlaw Interview     Near a year ago now, give or take, we sat down for an interview with Aubrey Lynn England.  She’d been kind enough to find some time for us on a day when she was opening for Jason Boland and the Stragglers in Plano, TX.  Not that such…

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FEATURE AND INTERVIEW: MATER TALKS ANVIL

Keep on rockin Keep on rockin To this metal tonight Keep on pounding Keep on pounding Join the heavy metal fight       “Growing up is just an option!” announced enthusiastic fifty-eight year old Steve “Lips” Kudlow, the lead vocalist and guitarist for the heavy metal band Anvil. His statement is in the audio from an interview…

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