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The Archives: February

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Check out goodies from Februarys of the past…


Doomsquad: Kalaboogie,” originally published Feb. 26, 2014

“Spiritual. Experimental. Otherwordly. Incandescent. These are all words I jotted in my notes while listening to the debut album from the sibling ensemble Doomsquad. The beautifully layered eight-track LP Kalaboogie […] is more than an aural experience.”

This album may not have made many (or any) top albums of 2014 lists, but it is true an experience and I’m not just saying that because I have a thing for family bands. Give the embedded track a loud listen on headphones and you’ll understand.

Interview with Joey Lemble, a Professional Merch Guy,” originally published Feb. 22, 2012

Rarely acknowledged, but always present — the merch guy or gal. I loved this feature because it gives a glimpse into an important position that most touring bands rely upon. Joey Lemble was a great interviewee. 


Rapper D Russ is Wrinkle Free,” originally published Feb. 29, 2012

It’s rare we cover local hip-hop at The Spec and this was one of those fun times when we got to combine a video and text interview.

How The Voice, American Idol Became Guilty Pleasures,” originally published Feb. 15 2012

Guilty pleasures are always painful but fun to write about and who doesn’t love a little personal reflection?

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