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HWS CD Reviews of (mostly) Bay Area bands.
The phrase “keeping it real,” however shopworn, is still an apt description for Misisipi Rider’s debut CD since its songs come from direct experience and the tracks were recorded live in the studioRead More »
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 »