Monthly Archives: June 2007

Blair. Her Last Name is Irrelevant.

She simply goes by the name of Blair. Her last name and middle initials remain an absolute mystery to the casual onlookers but, for some reason, it hardly seems to matter. Blair can light up a room with her effervescent … Continue reading

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John Bustine Waltzes & Pleas "Drinking Songs for Children"

John Bustine fits the bill of a stereotypical folk artist. With a constant five o’ clock shadow and a head of hair that looks like it was combed by a rake, Bustine looks simply natural with an acoustic guitar in … Continue reading

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Why Twist the Hair? For Healthy Skin!

With a name that sounds like an erroneously translated Japanese t-shirt, Why Twist the Hair is the latest innovation out of Boston. Consisting of electric pianist Nick Pastel and drummer Peter Allen, the duo proudly calls themselves an “electric key … Continue reading

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Let's French in D.C.

I would assume that the local music scene in Washington D.C. is filled with an abundant number of bands who view American patriotism as a promotional advantage After all, the nation’s capital would most likely look admirably on bands who … Continue reading

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Christian McKee Blends Dance and… Dylan?

If there is one thing that Christian McKee has down pat, it is his regard for influence. Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Nick Drake. Hardly an unconventional list but still, it gets his point across. Growing up as an archetypal … Continue reading

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The Cripple Lilies Fight La Bête

In an age where hip-shaking, provocative attire, and other sensuously superficial aspects unfortunately hold more merit in the music industry than actual talent or musicianship, several instruments are beginning to lose recognition in the area of contemporary music. Most of … Continue reading

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The Selfish Gene

While the creation of music appears to be the most vivid hobby among the four members of The Selfish Gene, the study of classic literature is not far behind. Apart from the fact that their band name name is derived … Continue reading

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