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Spinning Discs September 2014

by James Cassara In an effort to cover as much worthy music as possible, I am going to limit my reviews to around 150 words. There’s just so much good stuff out there worth mentioning! As always buying your music from one of our many fine independent record stores is the way to go. Benmont …

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Joe Henry

Spinning Discs August 2014

by James Cassara It’s hot time, Summer in the City but that doesn’t slow down the music. This month delivers a bit of genre hopping, as I cover music ranging from country to symphonic rock and all points in between. As always, Rapid River Magazine readers are encouraged to support their local music stores; they’re …

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rem 1988-2011

Spinning Discs July 2014

by James Cassara An amazing month of music, highlighted by the welcome return of an underappreciated pop mastermind, a bevy of discs plumbing the catacombs of a band whose work set a blueprint for independents, and other assorted fun stuff. Sit back and enjoy! REM Complete Rarities, Warner Bros. 1988-2011 Warner Brothers Packaged similar to …

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Buck Owens

Spinning Discs June 2014

by James Cassara This month there’s lots of great stuff to cover, from an eclectic compendium of a country legend to a few under the radar artists worthy of more press. I’m even stepping out a bit and covering a book about one of the most important bands this continent has ever spawned. So kick …

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