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Eric Ambel
Lakeside
Apr 19, 2016 | by | No Comments | Read →

Eric Ambel’s new record Lakeside, his first since 2005’s Knucklehead, is named for the beloved roots rock locus in New York he co-owned and, in the cover...


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    Pet Shop Boys
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    Of all the groups that emerged in the ’80s, the Pet Shop Boys have always maintained a timeless quality—this despite the fact that their chosen genre...

  • Trouble Boys by Bob Mehr
    Trouble Boys
    by Bob Mehr

    There are countless tales of rock & roll dreams busted by excessive indulgences, personal ghosts, and/or muddied relationships. But while there are tragedies...

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    Jonathan Richman
    Ishkode! Ishkode!

    As Jonathan Richman’s career has extended into its fourth decade, new albums from the singer-songwriter have grown increasingly ancillary. Even when the...

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    The Cars
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    When thinking of the music of the ’80s, most people probably envision some extreme version of new wave squeaked out of synthesizers by a band...


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Eric Ambel
Lakeside
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Eric Ambel’s new record Lakeside, his first since 2005’s Knucklehead, is named for the beloved roots rock locus in New York he co-owned and, in the cover...

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