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for March 11, 2002

ALTROK Ordinals 33

Josh Rouse - Under Cold Blue Stars (Slow River/Ryko)
Jeff says:Born in Nebraska, living variously in California, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota, Georgia, and Arizona during the years to follow; obsessed as a teen with British cult favorites like the Smiths and the Cure, he learned to play guitar from his uncle and wrote his first song at 18. This is his fourth critically acclaimed album.

Richard Shindell - Courier-Live (Signature Sounds)
Jeff says:Richard has a new live album (some of it recorded in NJ) featuring all of your favorite Richard Shindell songs ... and a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s "Fourth Of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)".

Robert Randolph & The Family Band - Live At The Wetlands (Family Band)
Jeff says:Robert is a young man (24 y/o) from Maplewood NJ. He is the pedal steel guitar player in THE WORD. The music of Robert Randolph is more than just one man playing a pedal steel guitar. It is more than just a band, a family, on stage engulfing its audience with intense jams. It is a unique style and a new genre of music altogether. Hearing it for the first time, you get the feeling of meeting someone for the first time and knowing instantly you've met a lifelong friend. They’re supposed to be opening for Dave Matthews at Madison Square Garden in April ... as an unsigned band.

(This week's Ordinals courtesy the newly recharged Jeff Raspe.)

All material ©2001-2014 Sean Carolan, except as noted.


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ALTROK recommends music once a week; here's our most recent choices. Most links will take you to a place where you can buy the music; if there's no link, and you own a record company, consider releasing it yourself...

A Place To Bury Strangers - It Is Nothing
The Boxer Rebellion - Semi-Automatic
The Cribs - Cheat On Me
Datarock - True Stories
Everything Everything - Photoshop Handsome
HEALTH - Die Slow
Miles Hunt and Erica Nockalls - Catching More Than We Miss
Julian Plenti - Games For Days
Los Campesinos - The Sea Is A Good Place To Think Of The Future (Free download!)
Miike Snow - Black & Blue

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