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    • Zach Deputy, Sunshine
    • Zach Deputy, Sunshine

      Album Review
      (UFO Records, CD) In the wake of the recent success of Jason Mraz and the “American Idol” triumph of Kris Allen, Zach Deputy has…
    • The Leaves, Saving Your Side
    • The Leaves, Saving Your Side

      Album Review
      (Self-released, CD) I was asked recently which album I listened to when I was feeling really down. I responded that it depended upon whether…
    • Flatlander, Shadow
    • Flatlander, Shadow

      Album Review
      (Self-released, CD) I’m imagining that the recording sessions for local quintet Flatlander’s debut Shadow went down one of two ways. One, you’ve got a…
    • The Lonestar Chain, The Lonestar Chain
    • The Lonestar Chain, The Lonestar Chain

      Album Review
      (Self-released, CD) In 1998, British politico-rock singer Billy Bragg and alt-country darlings Wilco reimagined the forgotten songbooks of Woody Guthrie via the remarkable Mermaid…
    • Zox, The Wait

      Album Review
      The Wait, the latest album from Providence, Rhode Island's Zox, is very good. Had it ended at track nine, it would have been excellent. Although…
    • RAQ, Ton These

      (Harmonized Records, CD) Let's get this out of the way right up front: Burlington rockers RAQ's latest, Ton These, is an eminently listenable album. The…
    • Pulse Prophets, Madhouse

      (Self-released, CD) The cover art of Madhouse, by central Vermont's Pulse Prophets, shows the Earth in a state of disarray, with missiles, fires, mushroom clouds…
    • Viscus, Merging

      (Self-released, CD) A recent "Saturday Night Live" skit parodied a Regis-style morning show, complete with an interminably cheesy theme song. The joke was that the…
    • Sly Chi, Wave Sound

      (Self-released, CD) On first listen, it's hard to tell: Is Portland, Maine's Sly Chi a white-funk band or a funky white band? Is there a…
    • Mike Doughty, Haughty Melodic

      (Ato Records, CD) Back in the '90s, Soul Coughing wowed fans with their wordy, avant-jazz-hop. Although they bore something in common with Beck and Cake…
    • Uneasy Rider
    • Uneasy Rider

      A mild-mannered reporter develops "Super" powers in Killington
      My shallow breathing shows I’m nervous. Maybe not “waiting for a medical diagnosis” nervous. More like “blind date” nervous. I have been snowboarding for…

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