Max Ross

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  • 6 years ago | Essays

    The Wolverines are at once one band and several bands. Since they started playing together in the 1970s, they've undergone a number of changes both in personnel and the style of music they perform, so that their history seems more like a narrative...

  • 6 years ago | Essays

    There aren't any windows in Hell's Kitchen's new basement location, and during their shifts the servers periodically bitch about not being able to tell what time of day it is. Especially when the lights are dimmed for afternoon happy hour, usually...

  • 6 years ago | Essays

    It's been two years since the members of Halloween, Alaska played together on stage. In that time priorities have been rearranged—children born, houses bought, side projects conceived of and finished. Yet the band remained the band, working ...

  • 7 years ago | Essays

    A Paper Cup Band exercise a strangely constructive form of destruction. On Detroit Vs. Farming, their recently released album, they break down simple bluegrass melodies into electronic oblivion and sing lyrics that seem to disintegrate upon the si...

  • 7 years ago | Reviews

    Will Garrison, lead singer and songwriter for the semi-local group Spirits of the Red City, doesn't have the prettiest voice. But in the context of the songs on Hunter Moon, the band's debut album, prettiness is totally irrelevant. Because Garriso...

  • 7 years ago | Essays

    "A slim," explains Drew Everett Phillips, speaking of the fundamentals-only hoagie variant found at Jimmy John's, "though it doesn't have the tomato or the lettuce, is at least three dollars cheaper than any other sandwich." With his slightly long...

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