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Up and Coming Bands: Mike Hellman, Hitch & Holler, Urban Outlaws and Court ‘n’ Disaster

Up and Coming Bands: Mike Hellman, Hitch & Holler, Urban Outlaws and Court ‘n’ Disaster

Jose Segue December 1, 2016 0

Here’s a rundown of four bands that are new to Hicks with Sticks: Mike Hellman Band, Hitch & Holler, Urban Outlaws and Court ‘n’ Disaster. 2016 was a rough year for music with the

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Acoustic Americana in the East Bay

Acoustic Americana in the East Bay

Jose Segue August 16, 2016 0

The Back Room in Berkeley kicked off in mid-April with Laurie Lewis and Friends, and a mission to recreate the intimacy of the old 75-seat Freight & Salvage which itself has moved on to bigger and better things.  The Back Room,

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EPs Make Sense for Local Bands

EPs Make Sense for Local Bands

Jose Segue July 21, 2015 0

Local bands struggle to produce a CD when an EP will do just as well.  To understand this, it’s helpful to remember that bands like the Ramones and the Misfits sold more t-shirts than

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When Technology Strangles Music

When Technology Strangles Music

Jose Segue April 15, 2015 0

You like it, therefore, the reasoning goes, you'll like it even better by the baud-load. There's no room in the streaming algorithm for expanding the listener's exposure or appealing to the imagination

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