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Alex Tirpack


  • Breaking: Those Darlins

    Who: Those Darlins — guitarist Jessi, bassist Kelley and baritone ukulele player Nikki — met at the Southern Girls Rock and Roll Camp, a summer youth program founded by Kelley in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The trio quickly bonded over their burgeoning love of classic country music and cut their teeth playing standards by the Carter Family […]

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  • Buddy Guy, Levon Helm, CSN Brighten Gathering of the Vibes

    The storms that ripped through Seaside Park in Bridgeport, Connecticut, over the weekend flooded parts of the concert field at the Gathering of the Vibes, making things smell as funky as some of the bands playing the four-day festival. But the foul weather didn't discourage the enlightened spirits of the 20,000 or so gathered for […]

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  • A downtown New York gallery transformed into a pop-up record store today and hosted an intimate but ferocious gig by Jack White's latest band, the Dead Weather, whose Horehound was released this week. The first 230 fans to arrive at the performance and gallery space — which were redecorated from floor to ceiling in the […]

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  • Michael Jackson Remembered: Brooke Shields on Singer's "Pure Soul"

    Outtakes from the model/actresses' remembrance in our special commemorative issue

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  • Faith No More Roar Back to Life at London Reunion Show

    Last night at London's jam-packed Brixton Academy a slice of metal history was revisited, and a new chapter began. Mike Patton, Roddy Bottum, Billy Gould, Mike "Puffy" Bordin and Album of the Year-era guitarist Jon Hudson (stepping in once again for Jim Martin) returned to the stage after 11 years as Faith No More. In […]

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  • Daryl Hall on His "Oddball" Life in Hall & Oates, Web Series

    Next month, Hall & Oates will hit the road for a short tour before Daryl Hall returns to work on his latest solo album. Hall, whose jam-session Web series "Live From Daryl's House" celebrated its year-and-a-half anniversary in May, marked the occasion with a special episode featuring the Doors' Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek. He […]

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  • Allman Brothers, Gov't Mule Noodle in Nature at Mountain Jam

    As the sun dipped below Hunter Mountain on Sunday evening at the Mountain Jam festival, the Allman Brothers Band ripped into a rowdy version of "Statesboro Blues," that familiar guitar riff echoing through the peaks and valleys of the Catskills. After an hour of slower jams, it was the crowd pleaser fans needed as the […]

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