2024-06-22 12:38 PM

Press Pass: The Black Keys

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In days when music is becoming increasingly effect-driven, over-produced and entire acts can be recreated by a complex series of synthesizers, it’s refreshing to hear Akron-based blues rock duo The Black Keys and be reminded that simplicity can still yield a superlative sound.

Dowd on Drinks: California Harvest In Question

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — The grape harvest on the five Russian River Valley ranches supplying grapes to the winemakers at Sonoma-Cutrer wrapped up several weeks early this year, a testament more to good old-fashioned manpower than to the quality of the growing season.

Press Pass: Soft Complex

The old adage declares that “music is life.” For the gentlemen of D.C. band Soft Complex, that holds especially true.