Roy Kasten

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  • 5 years ago | Concerts

    The recent news that Iron & Wine has moved from its longtime label, Sub Pop, to Warner Bros. should be no cause for alarm. The title of its January 2011-released album, Kiss Each Other Clean, and songwriter Sam Beam's promise of "radio-friendly mu...

  • 6 years ago | Music News

    Fans of Los Straitjackets may have first come for the novelty, but they’ve stayed for the sound — a furious instrumental assault of twangy surf, hard rockabilly, and psychedelic garage. Oh, the Nashville band still sports the Mexican wre...

  • 8 years ago | Concerts

    The members of Asylum Street Spankers lay down stone-cold, earth-bound grooves as expertly as they get the old-time weed party started. And if the Austin troupe is serious (yeah, right) about the burgeoning kiddie music market — its new albu...

  • 9 years ago | Music News

    St. John of the Cross, a 16th-century Spanish mystic, described something called "the dark night of the soul," which he defined as that necessary descent on the way to salvation. His visions in the abyss of self-reflection were weird, beautiful, a...

  • 10 years ago | Music News

    Big Star founder Alex Chilton escaped hurricane-ravaged New Orleans, but apparently the masters for In Space, the band's first studio album in 30 years, were lost in the flood. What else could explain this limp counterfeit now on the racks? Space ...