Influences

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Benjamin Gibbard Goes Country On “Former Lives” Tracks

When you think of Death Cab for Cutie frontman Benjamin Gibbard’s songwriting oeuvre, country music is not among the first things that pop to mind. But a few tracks on his new LP, Former Lives, have that certain twang on them

10/26/2012

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The Man In Black Is Back

[pullquote quote="Why all the fuss? If you ask yourself that question, time to check out Johnny's music...and the story of his life." credit="Terri Hemmert"]This Sunday would have been Johnny Cash‘s 80th birthday. Though he’s up […]

02/21/2012

Dave After Tomorrow Playlist 1/17–Neil Young, Influencer

“I just do what I do. I like to make music.”–Neil Young

01/17/2012

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Five Artists Influenced By Peter Gabriel

[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Peter Gabriel[/lastfm]‘s legacy is one that will surely live on for generations to come; and his impact thus far on music as well as the influence he has had on a number of artists […]

11/07/2011

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Top 10 Bands That Have Influenced Foster The People

From local heroes to international pop successes, the members of Los Angeles neo-psychedelic indie group [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Foster The People[/lastfm] have seemingly accomplished more in the last year than some musicians do in their artistic lifetimes. […]

10/21/2011