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Bruce Hornsby Remains Restless After All These Years

One of Bruce Hornsby’s favorite stories to tell comes from a time when he was a reluctant pop star. In 1986, "The Way…
Robert Ham / August 6, 2020

A Complete History of Musicians Running for Office

Celebrities making a run at public office is hardly a fresh phenomenon. That’s how we wound up with two terms of the Gipper in the…
Robert Ham / July 21, 2020

Portugal. The Man Fights Book Ban in Former Hometown

Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any more bizarre, one school district in Alaska upped the ante by throwing a book ban into the…
Robert Ham / May 4, 2020

10 Odd, Curious and Downright Awful Alt-Rock Duets

A great duet requires all the necessary elements— song selection, choice of musical partners, execution—to come together perfectly. Throughout the history of recorded music, there…
Robert Ham / April 24, 2020

Margaret Glaspy Embraces New Technology on Devotion

When singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy finally wrapped up the long tour and accompanying promotional work for her previous two releases—2016’s Emotions and Math, and the 2018…
Robert Ham / March 19, 2020

Wolves in the Throne Room Deliver the Calm, Skip the Storm, on ‘Celestite’

8SPIN Rating: 8 of 10Release Date: July 08, 2014Label: ArtemisiaWolves in the Throne Room's last full-length, 2011's Celestial Lineage, was a marvel of black…
Robert Ham / July 8, 2014

Modest Mouse Talk Grandmas, Cats in Portland

Isaac Brock is obviously at ease in his hometown of Portland, Oregon. So much so that he was comfortable enough letting the Crystal Ballroom crowd…
Robert Ham / May 2, 2014