Jeff Stratton

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  • 5 years ago | Music

    * This article was altered on Feb. 22, 2011.Three distinct waves of rock bands have copied Gang of Four's sound, almost all of them lifting Andy Gill's slicing guitar riffs like generations of rappers co-opting off P-Funk bass lines. "It makes me ...

  • 5 years ago | Music

    Twelve years ago, on the phone with Old 97’s bassist Murry Hammond, he predicted longevity for the then-young band.“We’re hoping we can just develop something over a long period of time,” Hammond said, knowing the alt-count...

  • 5 years ago | Music

    * This story was modified on Dec. 31, 2010. Southern California white-guy reggae act Rebelution have a tough row to hoe, but they work their sunny little patch as best they can. Lacking Matisyahu’s fervor and devotion and Collie Budz’s...

  • 6 years ago | Music

    “I didn’t start playing guitar until I was 18, and before that, I was really into sports,” says Roger “Buzz” Osborne, who answers to King Buzzo, overlord of the band Melvins. “And when I stopped, it wasn’t...

  • 6 years ago | Music

    As David Lowery prepares to take his bands out on the road, he’s reminded of his age. Touring is a young man’s game, and Lowery–who heads both Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven–is doing double-duty each night. Two full sets ...

  • 6 years ago | Interviews

    Vegas-born, LA-based the Crystal Method always got pegged as a Stateside answer to the Chemical Brothers.  If that's the case, it took the duo more than a decade to duplicate the formula: booming 4/4 dance-worthy drug epiphanies with loads of...

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