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Album Mini-review: The Junior League — “Also Rans”

File Next to: Sloan, The dB’s, Minus 5 Indie label Kool Kat Musik has carved out a solid (if exceedingly tiny) niche as a purveyor of power pop, that oft-maligned subgenre of music which features sharp hooks, strong melodies, and – say its detractors – a slavish lack of originality. But even listeners who aren’t

Concert Review: Yep Roc 15, Night #3

Like the first two nights of Yep Roc 15, the third and final night was loosely organized around a theme. Consistent with the previous nights, the proceedings – again ably and winningly emceed by John Wesley Harding – got underway right on schedule. This night’s theme was Americana, and in light of that, my comments