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Gathering Up ‘Wishbones’

Published on April 20th, 2004 | by Gerry Galipault

There’s a reason Slaid Cleaves hasn’t done an album in four years: For the first time, he had a national touring base; he had to make the rounds and see everyone. “I was on the road [&hellip... Read More


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‘Get Inside’ Johnny A.

Published on April 5th, 2004 | by Gerry Galipault

Record companies came sniffing around when they heard that a guitarist out of Boston sold about 8,500 copies of his self-released debut album, “Sometime Tuesday Morning,” in 2000. Four years later, Johnny A. is part of [&hellip... Read More


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Finally, Someone Gets It

Published on April 5th, 2004 | by Gerry Galipault

Before March 14, neither the group nor its publicists had ever heard of William Hogeland, but now members of the Bottle Rockets suddenly are big fans of the freelance journalist. There it was, in all its [&hellip... Read More


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Big things from ‘Little Things’

Published on April 5th, 2004 | by Gerry Galipault

Producer Peter Zizzo has worked his magic with Avril Lavigne and Vanessa Carlton. Now comes this 25-year-old from New York. “I didn’t know what the album was going to sound like,” Lightman said of “Little Things.” [&hellip... Read More


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Going somewhere with ‘Mad World’

Published on March 5th, 2004 | by Gerry Galipault

In Great Britain, they take their album and singles charts seriously, so seriously that bookies do big business taking bets on who will have the year’s final No. 1 song on Christmas Day. Gary Jules, a [&hellip... Read More


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Making the connection

Published on March 5th, 2004 | by Gerry Galipault

Carina Round is nowhere to be found on Interscope’s Web site. She’s not listed on the artist directory page, and there’s no mention of her upcoming album. She shouldn’t feel slighted; these are very confusing times. [&hellip... Read More


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Fanning the ‘Flames’

Published on February 19th, 2004 | by Gerry Galipault

While backstage at last year’s Reading Festival in their native Reading, England, members of The Cooper Temple Clause received a nugget of wisdom from a record company executive that has stuck with them: “You can’t flirt [&hellip... Read More


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The Masters of ‘Boom’

Published on February 3rd, 2004 | by Gerry Galipault

Tucked away in the tree-shaded bedroom community of Glendale, Calif., at the foot of the Verdugo mountains, is one of many seemingly quiet, unassuming houses. Only this one is quite different. It’s where Scott Kirkland and [&hellip... Read More


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Surf’s up in Finland

Published on January 15th, 2004 | by Gerry Galipault

Matti Pitsinki has laid down a challenge to rock journalists everywhere: Find the perfect description for his group, Laika & The Cosmonauts. It’s not entirely easy. You could call them surf revivalists, or a new-wave Ventures, [&hellip... Read More


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