Downtown Lowdown

Bryant Liggett covers the hottest music acts in Durango

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Whatever you do, don’t call The Outskirts a bluegrass band

Just because a band has a banjo doesn’t mean they are a bluegrass band. The Pogues, The...

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PG Band wants to be a reflection of Durango

Dig into Pete Giuliani’s or his bandmates’ record collections, and you’ll...

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An eclectic band, New Orleans to the bone

The Boom-Boom Room in the Fillmore District of San Francisco may be the closest place for a...

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Moreland and Arbuckle pack a lot of blues into their roots

On paper, call them a blues band. But that serves as a catch-all and easy way out to define...

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Here are three country-punk classics you must own

Thank kids in the South reared on punk rock and outsider music for what is now known as...

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Indie hip-hop’s Aesop Rock: ‘At this point it’s a compulsion’

The latest release from Ian Matthias Bavitz, aka Aesop Rock, is what critics of the...

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Town Mountain: Jump on board or get the hell outta the way

Bands don’t typically place a 59-second song as the opener on an album. Record...

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Why indie record labels still matter

Independent record labels continue to be the lifeblood of cutting-edge music. Forget the...