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Archive for November 2009


November 24, 2009

Grace was formed by a group of art students in the late ’70s, and they toured the North Staffordshire area. The stage show was dominated by lead singer Mac Austin, and flautist / sax player Harry Davies, both vying for the front man position. They started out as sort of more pop version of Jethro […]

The Ypsitucky Colonels 11/15/09

November 15, 2009

I just saw the Ypsitucky Colonels for the first time, at the Old Town Tavern in Ann Arbor. My reason for attending was mainly trying to finally run into my old friend Will Stewart. Even though we have lived in the same town for over five years, it has been over a decade since we […]


November 15, 2009

The name of this Gothenburg band can be interpreted in two ways. One definition is to box a person’s ears, as if to say pay attention. The other comes from a Swedish variation of Backgammon. When a five and a two is rolled, the player will shout, “sink a dus.” Take from it what you […]

Transatlantic: The Whirlwind

November 1, 2009

Transatlantic made quite an impression on me when I heard the first two albums. It was love at first spin. Sadly the band had long been kaput by that time. Neal Morse had struck out on his own to do spiritually based music, and had left both his bands behind. I understand his decision to […]