<p>Drive By Truckers </p>Truckers’ Narrator

Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood has garnered a well-earned reputation for his songwriting by telling detail-rich accounts of southern rock, methamphetamine addiction and George Wallace's final damnation, among other things. So when the Reader was offered a chance to send Hood some questions, we jumped at the chance to crawl into one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most literate minds. Here's...

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Hotter Than a Pistol

Listen once to Smith Westerns' Dye It Blonde to pick out all the reference points, then listen some more for the gleeful abandon evident as this young Chicago band makes The Beatles, T. Rex, Brit-pop, David Bowie and power-pop signifiers in their own slapdash image. Guitarist Max Kakacek doesn't dodge those influence questions, but instead admits that he's more drawn to songs than certain bands...

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Let’s Get Lost

It's late in the day; the sun barely blinks over the horizon. The familiar bleached light bounces off the pavement and through the dirty windshield while white stripes flicker below like a busy signal on the highway. The man behind the wheel is lost. That man is Pete Yorn, his trademark Prince Valiant mane tossing in the wind blowing through an open window. He wears the same T-shirt and jeans he...

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Large and Live

Colorado-based two-piece Big Gigantic plays a bombastic mixture of jazz rhythms and electronic dance beats. Featuring saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken, Big G’s music was made for dancing and the duo have been ably ripping up clubs from coast to coast. They made a big wave on the festival circuit last summer, including much-talked-about sets at both Rothbury and...

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Fabulous Fiddle

David Garrett was born in Germany to an American ballerina mother and a German Lawyer father. By the time of his fourth birthday he had already began exploring the violin and forging a deep connection with an instrument he would come to master (he quips in his press release that he has probably spent more time playing the violin then sleeping). At the ripe age of 13, Garrett signed a record...

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Second Bass

When Interpol makes its triumphant return to Omaha after an eight-year absence, they'll be one man down and two men up. Iconic bass player and fashion plate Carlos Dengler, aka Carlos D, no longer is a member of Interpol, having left just after the recording sessions wrapped up for the band's new, self-titled album. The announcement came as a surprise to long-time Interpol fans who credit...

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