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HWS CD Reviews of (mostly) Bay Area bands.



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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YARD SALE’S BLESSED CAMPER

YARD SALE’S BLESSED CAMPER

Jose Segue September 1, 2009 0

You might meet a wide-eyed, sweet smiling, corn-fed gal and find the soundtrack in your brain kicking into “Everybody Loves a Midwestern Girl.”  Or, it might happen while driving in unfamiliar territory when the

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