Monthly Archives: December 2012

Rankstravaganza: My 30 Favorite Tracks of 2012

Here is this year’s obligatory list-making, by the numbers: 3 Bay Area acts 6 solo female artists 2 re-united ’90s bands A ton of vaguely folky indie rock—no surprise Just 2 hip-hop tracks—I apologize 1 song that actually got some … Continue reading

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Report from the Show: The Mountain Goats, The Fillmore, San Francisco, 12.14.12

John Darnielle didn’t avoid the issue. He met it head on. When he came out on the stage in San Francisco on Friday, before he played a note, The Mountain Goats‘ singer-songwriter acknowledged what was on everyone’s mind. Because, as … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Flatfood CD release, Woodruff’s, Ypsilanti, Mich., 12.08.12

Sad circumstances brought me back to Michigan last week. My grandfather passed away at the age of 91. If there was a silver lining to the whole affair, it was that he lead a long, active life, and I could … Continue reading

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A Taste of Things to Come: Flatfoot CD release show

Greetings from Michigan, everyone. I’m back in my home state, checking in with one of my favorite groups. Flatfoot is a fine alt-country band from the Great Lakes State. Check ‘em out if you like your power-pop with a hint … Continue reading

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