Articles by: Slade Sohmer

Love For Levon: Hidden Track’s Founder on Helm

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Slade Sohmer pays tribute to the late Levon Helm.

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Ace Cowboy’s Phish Hampton Review: Trey-Rod and the Three Jeters

[Originally Published: March 10, 2009] In honor of today's anniversary of the Phish reunion shows, we wanted to reprint Hidden Track founder Ace Cowboy's thoughts Hampton. To accurately describe what it’s like having the popular ...

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Grousing The Aisles: U.S. Blues

[Originally Published 7/4/07] We’ve got an abridged version of GTA for this week’s edition — well, less words, more links. There’s something for everyone on the list of streamable shows from SugarMegs, all concerts played ...

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Pullin’ ‘Tubes: British Greyboy Minus Denson?

In honor of funksters The New Mastersounds return to NYC on Friday and Saturday night at Sullivan Hall, we’re going to rerun a piece HT Founder Ace Cowboy wrote about the band way back in ...

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Second Anniversary: ¡Viva El Mariachi Metal!

Given the daily volatility of the roller-coaster financial markets and the increasingly heated campaign-trail polemics, it would appear, looking back, that the events of October 16th, 2006 exhibit a level of painful dullness and ennui ...

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Bisco Tour Dog For Trey Ticket: The Responses

Future Phish 2.0 lead singer Trey Anastasio shocked the unwashed masses when he reversed an earlier position and made the outrageous claim that he’d give his left nut to play You Enjoy Myself five times ...

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David Berman Thinks Jim James Has No Clue

The Silver Jews’ David Berman took quite a shot at My Morning Jacket during an interview posted today on Sound of the City [via Pipe2k]: “My Morning Jacket—love the way it sounds. . . until ...

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This Just In: Dikembe Mutombo is Black

In case you missed it earlier this week, the New York Daily News on Tuesday reported that R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe used his interview in April issue of SPIN to officially venture out from the ...

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Kilborn’d: Hey, I Think I Used To Work Here

It's been more than a month since I abdicated my daily editorial responsibilities at the helm of this here rag, and in many ways I miss it terribly, as I miss you all terribly down ...

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The Week That Was: Then There Was Bonnaroo

The picture below has nothing to do with anything. But it’s pretty awesome, and you can file it under Monkey Torture, which is always sweet. I’m kinda brain dead today. And the truth is, nothing ...

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Housekeeping: A Brief Note of Minor Import

Serving as this here rag’s editor and director of day-to-day operations couldn’t possibly be a better hobby-gone-wild. For the past 17 months it’s truly been a pleasure to serve as a part of your regular ...

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We’re Back Door Slam from the Isle of Man

For Back Door Slam, it all started with C-sharp. Seventh grader and budding guitar prodigy Davy Knowles approached Adam Jones in their Isle of Man schoolyard and asked whether the young ...

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Friday Mix Tape: Starting Off Pornosonic

You gotta love an edition of the Friday Mix Tape that begins with unreleased ’70s pornofunk and ends with Mason Jennings. If that doesn’t scream eclecticism, I suggest cleaning the shit from out yo’ ears. ...

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Listen To This Shit: Mitch Marcus Quintet

I’m not gonna sit here and tell you The Special is the second coming of Bitches Brew, but I have no qualms declaring it the best new jazz album in years. The left coast-based Mitch ...

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Briefly: OK Go & Bonerama Team Up For NOLA

Famed treadmillers OK Go spent the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans recording with funky soul tromboners Bonerama, and the five-song benefit EP comes out, appropriately, today. Read ...

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