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2006 Stories by Lee Zimmerman

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  • Scene and Herd

    published December 28, 2006

    Donna the Buffalo's eclectic mix of rock, country, folk, reggae, zydeco, and bluegrass isn't nearly as inexplicable as its handle, which... More >>

  • New Year's Revolution

    published December 28, 2006

    Although Bob Marley's meteoric career was cut short by a bout with cancer in 1981, his legacy lives on in the Wailers, the band he helped... More >>

  • imadethismistake

    published December 21, 2006

    As is readily apparent from the name itself, imadethismistake operates from a somewhat tenuous perspective, a place where trauma and uncertainty... More >>

  • Trad Troubadours

    published December 21, 2006

    Given their eclectic mix of Mississippi Delta blues, jazz, country blues, roots, and ragtime, the Banyan Street Jug Band might be as... More >>

  • Shades of Blue

    published December 14, 2006

    Ever since he helped form the Squirrel Nut Zippers back in the early '90s, multi-instrumentalist Jimbo Mathus has made a habit of tapping... More >>

  • Hep for Cats

    published December 7, 2006

    You can reinvent the wheel, and you can reinvent the reinvention. The Hep Cat Boo Daddies, a rough, tough South Florida power trio, manages... More >>

  • Doom and Décor

    published December 7, 2006

    Though they share the same name as a well-known furniture retailer, Miami's Modernage doesn't tout comfort or clarity of design. Far from... More >>

  • Knight's Time

    published November 23, 2006

    The roots-rock arena has become a crowded venue of late, proving it takes ample distinction to outpace the competition. Until now, Chris... More >>

  • The Tunes and Tones

    published November 16, 2006

    In a region populated by alt-rockers, rappers, and an overabundance of like-minded cover combos, the Tunes and Tones' homespun ramble and sway... More >>

  • A Cool Crawler

    published November 2, 2006

    Oftentimes, singer-songwriter types are unfairly branded as wimps and wussies, especially when their music de-emphasizes edge in favor of emo.... More >>

  • The Rockford Files

    published October 26, 2006

    The Rolling Stones may be the model for sustained survival skills within that fickle arena known as rock 'n' roll. But any mention in that... More >>

  • One Celebration Under a Groove

    published September 28, 2006

    It's taken only two years for Revolution to become Broward's most ambitious venue for live music. In that time, the club has played host to an... More >>

  • Valley Girl

    published September 21, 2006

    Despite the fact that Jennifer O'Connor has been likened to songwriters like Liz Phair and Elliot Smith, such comparisons don't say... More >>

  • Beck to Beck

    published September 7, 2006

    Before there was Beck, there was — ahem — Beck. Not the smooth-crooning hipster but rather Jeff Beck, the guitar god... More >>

  • Open Up and Say Reunion

    published August 17, 2006

    When Nirvana released Nevermind in 1991, hair-metal bands like Poison seemed hopelessly irrelevant. "The pendulum swung,"... More >>

  • American Boys

    published July 20, 2006

    It would be difficult to imagine two artists who better embody the spirit of authentic Americana than John Fogerty and Willie Nelson.... More >>

  • Richard Thompson

    published July 13, 2006

    There's always been an innate English eccentricity in the music of singer/guitarist Richard Thompson. But his latest opus is perhaps his most... More >>

  • The Journey Continues

    published July 6, 2006

    Although it's often dismissed as simply another '70s stadium band, Journey boasted an impressive pedigree that molded its early albums into... More >>

  • Hitting With Her Best Shot

    published June 1, 2006

    After striking gold on her very first attempt with "Heartbreaker," an anthem for outrage, Pat Benatar's grip on the charts was as firm as... More >>

  • Dr. John

    published May 25, 2006

    Dr. John, AKA Mac Rebenack, has undergone a number of incarnations in a career that spans nearly 50 years, from the acid-tinged voodoo of his... More >>

  • Alan Parsons

    published May 25, 2006

    Over the past 30 years or so, Alan Parsons has created a reliable musical brand by recruiting the talents of high-profile contributors and... More >>

  • Anti-Social Music/The Gena Rowlands Band

    published May 18, 2006

    An avant-garde effort by two disparate bands trying to bridge the expanse between experimental jazz and neoclassical composition, The Nitrate... More >>

  • Savior Soul

    published January 19, 2006

    Dear Mainstream Music Machine, When I'm forced to consider all the Britneys and Jessicas you've manufactured, I thank the Lord you've... More >>

  • What Hath Ronstadt Wrought?

    published January 12, 2006

    It's become an annoying trend, the recent attempt by onetime rockers to reinvent themselves and thereby salvage their careers by making albums... More >>

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