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HWS CD Reviews of (mostly) Bay Area bands.



Review: Laura Benitez and the Heartache’s “with all its thorns”

Review: Laura Benitez and the Heartache’s “with all its thorns”

Jose Segue January 19, 2018 0

If there’s one thing to be said about “with all its thorns,” the third release from Laura Benitez and the Heartache, it’s that she’s taken her gift of singing it like she means it and

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B-Stars Release “Chicken Fried” Single

B-Stars Release “Chicken Fried” Single

Jose Segue 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)

Jose Segue 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)

Jose Segue 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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