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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, ‘Howl’ (RCA)

The Jesus and Mary Chain? Nah. These days, when Black Rebel Motorcycle Club need inspiration, they just call on Jesus. In the past two years,…
Zac Crain / August 23, 2005

Jimmy Eat World, ‘Futures’ (Interscope)

There are basically two ways to handle sudden success: Take it as a mandate to chase your muse, doin' it for art and adventure, or…
Zac Crain / November 15, 2004

Noise Live: The Polyphonic Spree

12/19/03The Polyphonic SpreeLakewood TheaterDallas…
Zac Crain / March 4, 2004

Phantom Planet, ‘Phantom Planet’ (Epic/Daylight)

Serving as the opening act for Fox's The O.C. isn't a bad gig -- beats rocking the Peach Pit with Brandon, Dylan, and the gang.
Zac Crain / February 4, 2004

The Shins, ‘Chutes Too Narrow’ (Sub Pop)

When the Shins' 2001 debut, Oh, Inverted World, catapulted the Albuquerque, New Mexico-based indie-rock Anglophiles to the top of the middle, not everybody boarded the…
Zac Crain / November 20, 2003

My Morning Jacket, ‘It Still Moves’ (ATO/RCA)

Think of It Still Moves--the third album by Kentucky's My Morning Jacket and their first for Dave Matthews' ATO Records--as a Tennessee Williams play revamped…
Zac Crain / August 8, 2003

Super Furry Animals, ‘Phantom Power’ (XL Recordings/Beggars Group)

In song and sound bite alike, Super Furry Animals have never made a secret of their love for America. But so far, their affection has…
Zac Crain / June 26, 2003