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HWS CD Reviews of (mostly) Bay Area bands.



FREIGHT TRAIN BOOGIE BOOGIES ON

FREIGHT TRAIN BOOGIE BOOGIES ON

Jose Segue February 20, 2010 0

Freight Train Boogie is the name of the radio show and website of  Americana fan Bill Frater who with Doug Jayne has released Freight Train Boogie 2, a compilation of 19 “best of” songs.

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SHOVELMAN’S FOLKTRONICA

SHOVELMAN’S FOLKTRONICA

Jose Segue November 16, 2009 0

A marriage between folk and electronica was destined, so if Shovelman hadn’t come along someone would have had to invent him. Why “Shovelman?”  Well, because he plays a snow shovel rigged to be a

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QUARTER MILE COMBO ROCKS THE HOUSE

QUARTER MILE COMBO ROCKS THE HOUSE

Jose Segue November 2, 2009 0

North Bay rockabilly outfit Quarter Mile Combo spent a good piece of  2008-2009 fretting about the slow progress of Motels, Gas and Beer, their first CD with Nettie Hammar (Mighty Slim Pickins) on vocals. 

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PORKCHOP EXPRESS: FAULT LINES & GOOD TIMES

PORKCHOP EXPRESS: FAULT LINES & GOOD TIMES

Jose Segue October 10, 2009 0

When it comes to sound, Porkchop Express doesn’t seem to catch many breaks at its live shows, and their CD release party for Fault Lines and Good Times was case in point.  It took

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