Mapmaker

Loud. Explosive. Urgent. These words could only describe two things: me in the bathroom after a Dos Reales burrito and the music of Parts and Labor. T...

In Our Nature

There is something fundamentally different in José Gonzalez new album, In Our Nature, than in his first album, Veneer. The classical guitar is still p...
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Scaling Mount Eerie

Mount Eerie (formerly known as The Microphones) is a musical project led by frontman Phil Elverum who has been releasing CDs since ’98 and playing gui...

Yondering Back Home

The quiet brick paths of Urbana worked as a petri dish for the festering talent of two college lads. Yonder Mountain String Band’s Dave Johnston and J...