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Crash; Credit: Photo by Nicole McDonald

You Can Take the Boy Out of New Orleans, But…

Christopher "Crash" Richard tells his story of leaving New Orleans for Los Angeles after Hurricane Katrina in the song "High Wall," a sparse and soulful tune, sung over emotive organs and aching guitars.  "It tells the story of me coming here,'" says the former Deadly Syndrome frontman and current Magnetic Zero,......
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Jack Burnside: An Affecting If Unlikely Singer

There's nothing left of Jack Burnside's English accent. But what you will hear from the dashing, erstwhile Londoner -- who moved to Los Angeles when he was 8 -- is an occasional stutter, mid-sentence or in response to a question, as his lips issue a series of record-skips and he......
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Cobalt Cranes Step Out of the Garage

When Cobalt Cranes caught our ear in 2010 with their In Media Rez EP, they'd conjured an appealingly dirty melange of the Stooges and the Vaselines. Now, after the release of their debut full-length LP, Head in the Clouds, they've stepped out of the garage and into a world of......