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HWS CD Reviews of (mostly) Bay Area bands.



MISNER & SMITH’S FOLK WITHOUT BAGGAGE

MISNER & SMITH’S FOLK WITHOUT BAGGAGE

Jose Segue March 29, 2009 0

Misner & Smith make a strong case for folk Americana without baggage and for music with intricate simplicity and lyrical dignity.  This duo is a Bay Area treasure that needs to be shared. The

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THE FANCY DAN BAND LIVES UP TO ITS CLOTHES

THE FANCY DAN BAND LIVES UP TO ITS CLOTHES

Jose Segue March 9, 2009 0

Bands with concepts risk that their idea will not stand up to time.  It was fame that freed the Beatles from their pudding bowl haircuts, and even Kiss ditched their makeup for awhile. Fancy

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TAXI TO THE TRAILER PARK

TAXI TO THE TRAILER PARK

Jose Segue February 28, 2009 0

King Cab’s strength is its ability to have fun with country without self-parody. The 14-foot trailer, parked alone, unleveled and baking in the sun, is an apt metaphor for the band’s debut CD, Buses,

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