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2007 Stories by Christopher Matthew Jensen

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  • Conor Oberst

    published December 26, 2007

    Swathed in mystery, obfuscated by hearsay, hyped by percolating anticipation, Conor Oberst, Omaha's most sensitive songwriting wunderkind, has... More >>

  • Skoal Kodiak

    published December 12, 2007

    SKOAL KODIAK Three People Are Keep Having Grape Emergency's self-released ... More >>

  • Richard Hawley

    published December 5, 2007

    Known as one of Britain's most formidable guitar slingers for hire, Richard Hawley made a name for himself by serving as a touring member of Pulp,... More >>

  • Heroine Sheiks

    published December 5, 2007

    The sinister vaudevillian vision of Shannon Selberg has returned. After spending nearly eight years in New York, the former Cows frontman has come... More >>

  • Shonen Knife

    published November 28, 2007

    Look out! Flying jellybean attack! Flying at you. Shonen Knife group. All-female Japanese pop-punk trio on tour. Fun! Fun! Fun! With quick... More >>

  • Meat Puppets

    published November 7, 2007

    Just a few years ago, the idea of a Meat Puppets reunion seemed out of the question. Although their legacy held up well, buoyed greatly by a... More >>

  • Ghostface Killah; Rakim; Brother Ali

    published November 7, 2007

    If there truly is such a person who would write off the idea of hip hop being a live performance-enhanced art form, they'd be advised to take... More >>

  • Broken Saints

    published October 24, 2007

    A Painted Saints song is first an image in Paul Fonfara's mind:"A stuffed deer on a wall, wondering where its legs... More >>

  • Gogol Bordello

    published October 24, 2007

    You don't have to like their albums, but if you think Gogol Bordello's live show is anything less than spectacular, well, consider us at... More >>

  • Stars

    published October 24, 2007

    Rosy-cheeked romantics through and through, Stars may be the most elegant-sounding of all the indie-pop bands to emerge from the seemingly... More >>

  • To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie

    published October 17, 2007

    To Kill a Petty Bourgeoisie More >>

  • The Raveonettes

    published October 17, 2007

    The Raveonettes were created with strict rules in mind. All the music on their first release, Whip It On, was written in B flat minor,... More >>

  • Painted Saints CD-Release

    published October 10, 2007

    Lead by multi-instrumentalist Paul Fonfara, a virtuoso clarinet player with a handle on just about any music-making device you can throw at him,... More >>

  • Thunder In the Valley: Where Oh Where Oh Where

    published September 26, 2007

    Thunder In the ValleyWhere Oh Where Oh Where self-released  More >>

  • Jay Reatard; Chooglin'; the Blind Shake

    published September 26, 2007

    Okay, punks, this is it, choose yer route. You can head to the Trey-Rock and catch Atlanta goon crew the Black Lips bangin' it out tra-deesh... More >>

  • The Black Lips

    published September 26, 2007

    Icons for drunken adolescent debauchery, the Black Lips travel with a hard-earned reputation for dangerous, lewd, and unfathomably wild behavior.... More >>

  • Hunting Down the Heebie-Jeebies

    published September 19, 2007

    A year ago, if someone had come up and asked me, "Have you heard of Gay Witch Abortion?" I probably would have... More >>

  • Devendra Banhart

    published September 12, 2007

    Devendra's early recordings have a real eerie vibe to them. There is an arresting darkness in his voice that shivers timbre to the marrow. Yet... More >>

  • Riot at the Bedlam

    published September 5, 2007

    Do You Dare Enter the World of ‘Idigaragua’? More >>

  • Roma Di Luna

    published September 5, 2007

    It's a mystery to me how a great musical venue like the Cedar can be seasonal. For whatever reason, the eclectic Cedar Cultural Center has... More >>

  • Minnesota Mix: Best Friends Forever

    published August 29, 2007

    Best Friends ForeverRomance Conflict Adventure Plan-It-X Records The most obvious thing to say about... More >>

  • Stereo Total

    published August 29, 2007

    Always more grab-bag than two-headed beast, Stereo Total has consistently drawn from a vast sonic landscape. Though spearheaded by the... More >>

  • The Fratellis play it cool at the Varsity

    published August 1, 2007

    The Fratellis at the Varsity Theater, July 29, 2007 More >>

  • Liberty, Equality, Idiocy

    published July 25, 2007

    Charles De Gaulle bring anarchy under control on Tennessee Is Not Kentucky. More >>

  • Apparition Man

    published July 18, 2007

    Jon Davis is alone in GhostBand. More >>

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