Tag Archives: Rock

RED PLANET: TAKE TIME TO GET TO KNOW ARBOREA

Somewhere between electro-acoustic and folk, and between forest and ocean, emerges the music of Arborea, a husband-and-wife duo from Maine. Since releasing their first album Wayfaring Summer in 2006, Buck and Shanti Curran have toured regularly across the United States … Continue reading

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THE SOUND OF SECRET NAMES: A STRONG FIRST ALBUM FROM TWANG DARKLY

Appalachian Mountain dulcimer doesn’t always take center stage in American folk music, let alone in a rock band. But in the band Twang Darkly, it gets the spotlight. The Sound of Secret Names (Mar. 2012), the first studio album by … Continue reading

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HEART LIKE FEATHERS: ROBERT DEEBLE DISCUSSES HIS NEWEST ALBUM

Life hasn’t always followed the exact course Seattle sing-songwriter Robert Deeble has thought it would. It’s even been painful sometimes, and required taking a long break to focus on family and self. But it’s led Deeble to deeper understandings about … Continue reading

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LIGHTSWEETCRUDE: THE MANY SHADES OF “RAGA”

Raga? It’s one of the building blocks of Indian classical music, but it’s also one of the world’s hardest musical terms to define. In the simplest sense, “raga” means “color,” and consists of a collection of notes that musicians build … Continue reading

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FRESHMAN THEME: REM’S ‘AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE’

In keeping with our theme of “looking back, looking ahead,” an Apsara reader from Saint Louis shared REM’S Automatic for the People as a favorite album from a pivotal era of his life. “This album was practically the theme for … Continue reading

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