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B-Stars Release “Chicken Fried” Single

B-Stars Release “Chicken Fried” Single

admin May 12, 2012 0

Few people own turntables, but bands like the B-Stars aren’t releasing 45 rpm singles for commercial success.  Vinyl releases in 2012 are more about racking up cool points and ramping up street cred.  Clever marketers that they are,

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Class of 2011 CD Reviews (Part 2)

Class of 2011 CD Reviews (Part 2)

admin February 23, 2012 1

The local twang CDs have been piling up at HWS Central with six reviewed here and another six the previous post, but first it’s time to update our thinking about CDs and revisit them as products rather than art.

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Class of 2011 CD Reviews (Part 1)

Class of 2011 CD Reviews (Part 1)

admin November 23, 2011 0

DJ Meaty Paws of KALX had scheduled another Hicks with Sticks Bay Area Twang Special at KALX on Tuesday, 11/29 at 11:59 pm.  The playlist includes 2011 releases from Laura Benitez (Cottonpickers), Chris Doud (Good Luck

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Jinx Jones CD: It’s about the Guitar

Jinx Jones CD: It’s about the Guitar

admin June 18, 2011 0

Reviewing the new Jinx Jones CD, Rip and Run, hasn’t been easy, not because it isn’t good one, but how does one explain its intricacies in prose? The key to it turned out to

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