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2006 Stories by Lee Zimmerman

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  • Country Comfort

    published November 16, 2006

    Scotty's Landing is laid-back, even by South Florida standards. Flanked by Miami City Hall and the infinitely more expensive Chart House, it's... More >>

  • Rio Return

    published November 9, 2006

    By his own admission, John Taylor lives a charmed existence. Deliriously wealthy, strikingly good-looking, happily married to a successful... More >>

  • The Format

    published November 9, 2006

    There's something to be said for straight-ahead, unpretentious, wholly exhilarating rock and roll without the woes or hand-wringing that seems to... More >>

  • Randy Newman

    published October 26, 2006

    In an era when political correctness is pursued to unyielding extremes, singer-songwriter Randy Newman is an astute observer, immune to any notion... More >>

  • Andy Partridge

    published October 19, 2006

    Either Andy Partridge has way too much time on his hands or he's simply too prolific to be reined in by the confines of XTC, the proto-punk... More >>

  • Lloyd Cole

    published October 5, 2006

    After Lloyd Cole's twentysomething years of making music, first with his band the Commotions and then solo, his career had become somewhat rote... More >>

  • My Morning Jacket

    published September 21, 2006

    The best live albums bring something new to songs that have been heard only in a studio incarnation, new performances that transcend the recorded... More >>

  • Bosque Brown

    published September 7, 2006

    Mara Lee Miller, a.k.a. Bosque Brown, felt the cataclysmic effect of Hurricane Katrina. Her grandparents, who lived near Biloxi, Mississippi, were... More >>

  • The Sails

    published September 7, 2006

    Hail the Sails, Great Britain's latest buzz band. Essentially a guise for a one-man musical operation — multi-instrumentalist and... More >>

  • Jay Bennett

    published August 31, 2006

    Although Jay Bennett departed Wilco before the band swapped roots rock for experimental indulgence, his solo career found its own progressive... More >>

  • The Triffids

    published August 24, 2006

    Like Nick Cave, the Go-Betweens, and Midnight Oil, the Triffids resided in the rarified strata of Aussie rock bands that carved an indelible indie... More >>

  • Raul Malo

    published August 17, 2006

    With a resumé that includes a day job with the Mavericks and occasional moonlighting with Los Super Seven, former Miami homeboy Raul Malo... More >>

  • The Submarines

    published July 13, 2006

    Fleetwood Mac's incestuous entanglements have nothing on the romantic spark of the Submarines, a Boston-bred duo whose relationship with one... More >>

  • Venice Is Sinking

    published June 29, 2006

    Venice Is Sinking may seem like a less than descriptive moniker for this Athens, Georgia quintet, but the overcast melodies that pervade the... More >>

  • Susan Werner and the Hatfield Pops

    published June 29, 2006

    Boston-bred folkie Susan Werner vies for contention via a new American anthem, one reflecting the sad state of our nation. With a theatrical... More >>

  • The Samples

    published June 29, 2006

    Few bands bridge the divide between instrumental proficiency and sharply crafted songwriting as deftly as the Samples. Long before the term jam... More >>

  • The Jackmorons

    published June 22, 2006

    Jerry Joseph helms the Jackmorons, a Portland, Oregon outfit that specializes in resolute Americana anthems propelled by passion and purpose.... More >>

  • Roger O'Donnell

    published June 22, 2006

    Roger O'Donnell packs some powerful credentials, given his stints as keyboardist for erstwhile Eighties outfits such as the Psychedelic Furs, the... More >>

  • Frank Black

    published June 15, 2006

    What's this? Frank Black, the mercurial leader of the Pixies, one of the most brooding and foreboding bands from the postpunk era, sounding... More >>

  • The Bottle Rockets

    published June 15, 2006

    Many bands revel in their roots, but few amble as close to the heartland as the Missouri-based Bottle Rockets. Their no-frills approach is tough... More >>

  • The New Amsterdams

    published June 8, 2006

    Like a vacant wind whistling across a distant prairie, the New Amsterdams' hollow-eyed ruminations are often eerie and unsettling yet at times... More >>

  • The Charlatans

    published June 8, 2006

    After a silence of five years — during which time singer Tim Burgess temporarily embarked on a solo sojourn — the Charlatans have... More >>

  • Johnny Cash

    published June 1, 2006

    Immortalized by last year's somewhat sensationalized biopic Walk the Line and revered by the grunge generation — the result of his... More >>

  • Essex Green

    published May 25, 2006

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  • Alan Parsons

    published May 18, 2006

    Over the past 30 years or so, Alan Parsons has created a reliable musical brand by recruiting the talents of high-profile contributors and... More >>

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