Hear Nick Jaina Cover Harry Nilsson, Kate Bush and Sting For Kickstarter Supporters

Nick Jaina

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Back in October, local songwriter (and sometime LocalCut contributor) Nick Jaina took to Kickstarter to raise the funds for an album he recorded of his songs by local female artists like Laura Gibson, Jolie Holland, and Corrina Repp. After a month, Jaina raised enough money to release the album, but due to a funny incentive—anyone who donated over $100 received a CD of three cover songs of their ...   More
 
Wednesday, February 9, 2011 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Hosannas Collect Old Nuggets For Hush Records


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Two years ago, before all the hype and hoopla and name change, Richard and Brandon Laws—the brothers and principle songwriters of experimental-pop quartet Hosannas—dropped two self-released EPs. Sparse and tense, filled with just as much open, silent space as analog synth noise, 2008's Gold was one of my favorite releases on the year despite featuring just four songs. The one problem? Those ...   More
 
Monday, February 22, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Run On Sentence, "Water," You, the Darkness, and Me (Hush Records)


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There's a lot to like about local songwriter Dustin Hamman: he plays under the clever moniker of Run On Sentence (yes, we journalists are biased towards fellow word nerds); he peddles an earthy, catchy fusion of folk, blues, jazz and roots; and in the indie-music sea of bad bum-fluff beards and ironic moustaches, he stands tall with a proud with a truly spectacular crop of bushy facial hair: That's ...   More
 
Thursday, June 24, 2010 RUTH BROWN

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