Shooting From The Hip: New Roots Revival Underground

Many talented artists have expanded upon the deep heritage of American folk music since its inception. Countless Blues-defined artists from Blind Lemon Jefferson to Leadbelly and Mississippi John Hurt to RL Burnside and various Country-related troubadours from Woody Guthrie to Hank Williams to Gram Parsons to Uncle Tupelo got entangled …

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Shooting From The Hip: TK Webb’s Visions Bolster Ancestor

Presumably on a whim, singer-guitarist TK Webb came to New York City looking for exposure. But whether the Kansas City, Missouri, native really landed in the Big Apple due to “lack of a better idea” or just because he sought to be a part of its vital music scene could …

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Shooting From The Hip: Ex-Aquarian Ad Director Busted & Cleared In Boston

“Sometimes good people make bad laws,” reputable journalistic adman Rick Cusick explains to his 10 year-old daughter, Dylan, when confronted with his ’07 Beantown arrest for simple marijuana possession.

The Montclair native, an associate publisher of High Times, would’ve had a hard time denying the charge since his face …

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Shooting From The Hip: Atmosphere Seeks Resolution By Painting Shit Gold

Take one of the best rhyme flowing freestylers, hook him up with an equally talented hip-hop producer, mix and match delicious beat samplings, and stir sufficiently throughout the course of a decade. The result: Atmosphere – a premier Minneapolis underground rap alliance initially revealed on a few impressive homespun cassettes.…

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Shooting From The Hip: Doin’ The Notwist As Summer Ends

As my summer of ’08 concludes and the body surfin’ waves at the Jersey Shore and Sunset Beach come to a close and the feel good memories slowly recede into the deep recesses of my mind, there’s a few truly fine musical remembrances that stick out. Some were from a …

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From The Underground: Illuminating ‘Pot Culture’ Guide Hits Streets 4/20

I first met Pot Culture author/CelebStoner host Steve Bloom at, ironically enough, a first anniversary party for co-author Shirley Halperin’s now-defunct indie rag, Smug (one of my early writing gigs). It was a fortuitous night down in the Bowery at CB Gallery (an extension of illustrious dive, CBGB’s), since Bloom …

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