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HWS CD Reviews of (mostly) Bay Area bands.
There's more than enough rockabilly to satisfy the Greasers and Betties, and there are enough change-ups to keep everybody's toes tappingRead More »
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. TheRead More »
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. FancyRead More »
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,Read More »