Sam McPheeters

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  • 7 years ago | Music

    Forbidden FruitFour albums in, Peaches is still successfully freaking out squaresIt took me four albums, but I finally got the joke. Or, rather, I got that I am the joke. Of Peaches’ many target demographics, only one group can lay claim to ...

  • 7 years ago | Music

    An Emphatic MaybeOnetime straightedge stalwarts No for an Answer return to Orange CountyHere’s a good one: Back in 1989, the Huntington Beach straightedge band No for an Answer arrived at my apartment in New York City. Most of the guys seeme...

  • 8 years ago | Music

    Southern ComfortShock rockers GWAR inspire civic pride, fake blood and all Immediately upon moving to Richmond, Virginia, 15 years ago, I found myself pleasantly surprised by my neighbors’ . . . pleasantries. To this relocated northerne...

  • 9 years ago | Music

    It was a grand year for music films, from the Weighty Documentary (fresh looks at Bob Dylan and Tom Petty) to the Buoyant Musical (Hairspray) to the Unpleasant Musical (High School Musical 2) to the Punishment Musical (Across the Universe). The mu...

  • 10 years ago | Music

    Eric Clapton polls low

  • 10 years ago | Music

    Bobby Brown crawls out of the wreckage and waits for help to arrive

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