Lisa Traxler

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  • 18 years ago | Music News

    Cappadonna The Pillage (Razor Sharp Records/Epic) Killah Priest Heavy Mental (Geffen) As an experiment, I decided to try analyzing these Wu-Tang Clan spinoffs without paying the slightest attention to the lyrics, and it was a revelation. Suddenly,...

  • 18 years ago | Music News

    The Halo Benders The Rebels Not In (K Records) The Halo Benders are generally referred to in print as an indie-rock supergroup, and that tag is certainly justified: The main men behind it are Calvin Johnson (founder of K Records, leader of Beat Ha...

  • 18 years ago | Music News

    A few years back, I spent an afternoon with Pat DiNizio, the leader of the Smithereens, in Hartford, Connecticut, killing time before a radio interview. At a time when everyone else was replacing their record collection with CDs, DiNizio was looki...

  • 18 years ago | Music News

    Various Artists Lounge-A-Palooza (Hollywood) Various Artists Paint It Blue: Songs of the Rolling Stones (House of Blues) London Philharmonic Kashmir: Symphonic Led Zeppelin (Point) A hundred years ago, the creative landscape fostered outrageous ac...

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