John Jesitus

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  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Like most of Paul Westerberg's post-Replacements work, Stereo and Mono are most listenable when the artist conveys vulnerability without the sappiness he often mistakes for maturity. The curiously named Stereo, essentially a solo project featuring...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Worldly and wild, MaggieJack mixes funky-feeling Latin and African grooves into a unique concoction. Lyrically, the band offers a rootsy environmental message; it's music to make you think as you dance. Led by the boisterous Lisa Maria Maestas, wh...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    Before Sidetracks is half over, Steve Earle's assertion that its thirteen tunes are not outtakes but underexposed gems is as credible as an Enron annual report. While there's plenty of good stuff here, the hit-and-miss quality of the collection ma...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    With a big voice and even bigger ambitions, Xiren (pronounced Seer-in) has wasted no time making a name for himself in the Mile High City and beyond since relocating from Detroit in 1996. Known off-stage as Daryl Kenny, the singer sports an eclect...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    If this is all Bloom has to say after a more than two-year break from releasing new original material, he may as well take another extended hiatus. Although eminently listenable in a chamomile-sipping, NPR sort of way, there's little here worth he...

  • 14 years ago | Music News

    Designed partly to pump up the reputation of Costello's latter-day compositions, these re-releases backfire by facilitating direct comparisons between the former Declan Patrick McManus at his best and worst. On the "best" side, Aim and Model stand...

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