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Here's Johnny Winter

May 23, 2014
How a white boy from Texas made blues guitar history.
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Ear to the Ground: Comet Control’s “Blast Magic” and “Future Forever”

May 22, 2014
More shoegaze than space-rock, this Canadian outfit blends pedalboard mayhem with eye-of-the-storm vocals to create tunes that are catchy and heady.
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String Cheese Incident: Mile-High Melting Pot

May 22, 2014
The Colorado sextet perfect their multi-genre approach with a new album produced by a Talking Head.
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Ear to the Ground: Braid’s “Bang”

May 21, 2014
The seminal post-hardcore/emo quartet puts out its first album in 16 years—but don’t call it a reunion.
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Rig Rundown: Third Eye Blind's Kryz Reid

May 21, 2014
3EB's lead guitarist shows a beautiful mix of vintage and modern axes and extreme redundancy in the amp and pedalboard department.
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Ear to the Ground: Jess Williamson’s “Snake Song”

May 21, 2014
Texas songstress Jess Williamson invokes early Cat Power and This Mortal Coil with a new track haunted by the ghosts of the desert Southwest.
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Ear to the Ground: Planes of Satori’s “Son of a Gun”

May 19, 2014
This "psychedelic Afro-Kraut" quartet combines trippy leads with vibes that veer from Kraftwerk to Can and Ethiopian-tinged jazz.
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Ear to the Ground: Once and Future Band’s "Brain"

May 19, 2014
Even if you think "prog" is a four-letter word, this adventurous trio will grab your ear with their deft guitar and bass leads, vintage tones, and infectious three-part harmonies.
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Ear to the Ground: Lecherous Gaze's "Animal Brain" and "On the Skids"

May 19, 2014
J Mascis' tech Graham Clise uses Plexis—Marshall and Dan Armstrong—to channel Rory Gallagher, Chuck Berry, and Robin Trower.
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Ear to the Ground: Sturgill Simpson’s “Turtles All the Way Down”

May 16, 2014
With a nylon-string and subtly psychedelic production, Simpson channels Waylon Jennings while keeping Gram Parsons' vision of "cosmic American music" alive.
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