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"...Kamara Thomas' funk-laced bass, and Big Ricc Sheridan's booming backbeat, NYC's Earl Greyhound lays soulful harmonies across Led Zep's..."

March 7, 2008 Music Feature

Holiday in Cambodia
by:Larm 2008
"...bass between sisters Enni and Riina Kivelä, frontwoman and backbeat respectively. Finland’s tiny town of Salla kisses polar extremes..."

Feb. 25, 2008 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Levon Helm
"...good reason. Diagnosed with throat cancer in 1998, the backbeat of the Band was left bankrupt and voiceless, slowly..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Music Review by Doug Freeman

Youssou N'dour
"...Africa Calling)" marries traditional Senegalese sounds to a hip-hop backbeat, a tantalizing combo spoiled by an unfortunate English rap..."

Dec. 28, 2007 Music Review by Thomas Fawcett

Car Stereo (Wars)
"...of FM nostalgia slammed up against a propulsive urban backbeat deserves another (and another and another). Too often CS(W)'s..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Music Review by Marc Savlov

7 and 7 Is
"The Underdog (demo)" b/w "It Took a Rumor to Make Me Wonder, Now I'm Convinced I'm Going Under," Live at CBGB, "Committed to Wind" b/w "Stow Away," "Cut the Kite String" b/w "Circumsize Me"
"...production -- the mariachi horns, shakers, and Jim Eno's backbeat -- leaving frontman Britt Daniel snarling with an acoustic..."

Aug. 3, 2007 Music Review by Austin Powell

The Fratellis
"...Stoner," not unlike the Arctic Monkeys. With an unfailing backbeat and chunky guitars, "Henrietta" and iPod plug "Flathead" work..."

April 13, 2007 Music Review by Austin Powell

The Woggles
"...title track calls to action horns and a Motown backbeat, while "It's Not About What I Want (It's What..."

March 16, 2007 Music Review by Greg Beets

Wednesday Sleepers
The 'Chronicle' says see these SXSW acts directly afterwards
"...of Beijing trio RTROS skanks on Ma Hui's Eighties backbeat, Liu Min's Eighties basslines, and Hua Dong's Eighties Brit-wave..."

March 9, 2007 Music Feature

Perfect Liberty
To find themselves, the subjects of this year's rock docs found that they had to follow their own sound
"...its outlines – a few simple chords, a basic backbeat, a touch of distorted guitar – and a vague..."

March 9, 2007 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Dead Moon
"...Got a Gun" are pure one-two-let's-go, while the pummeling backbeat of "Area 51" and "Psychodelic Nightmare" are both more..."

Dec. 15, 2006 Music Review by Audra Schroeder

Rock & Roll Books
Gift Guide
"...Backbeat, 360 pp., $17.95 (paper)..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Rock & Roll Books
Gift Guide
"...Backbeat, 320 pp., $24.95..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

ACL Fest Live Shots
Saturday, Sept. 16, Zilker Park
"...a pattern: sultry female vocals floating over a trip-hop backbeat, subharmonic bass, snap percussion, spacey samples, and mellifluously relaxed..."

Sept. 22, 2006 Music Feature by David Lynch

ACL Fest Live Shots
Sunday, Sept. 17, Zilker Park
"...of the mind powered by a tribal, Mo Tucker-style backbeat. Despite a varied palate of instrumentation that includes a..."

Sept. 22, 2006 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Rock & Roll Books
Summer reading
"...Backbeat, 272 pp., $16.95..."

June 2, 2006 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Rock & Roll Books
Summer reading
"...background, and the drums usually delivering a pounding two-four backbeat, which made the rhythms virtually irresistible." Universal hits "Ain't..."

June 2, 2006 Music Feature by Robert Gabriel

Lila Downs
Record review
"...the dish from scratch, set against a sassy cumbia backbeat. Tejano accordionist Flaco Jimenez sits in on several cuts,..."

May 5, 2006 Music Review by Belinda Acosta

Blues 101
Blues 101
"...his Midwest blues style: fat and juicy harmonica, relentless backbeat, and cool vocals. Primich will appreciate the latest Texas..."

April 28, 2006 Music Review by Margaret Moser

The Woggles
SXSW live shot
"...from the punk school, few can nail an R&B backbeat with the get-down goodness of the Woggles' Dan Elektro...."

March 24, 2006 Music Review by Greg Beets

Real Ones
"...Blues." With three-part harmonies spit out over a funky backbeat, the approach might've seemed cheesy if it weren't done..."

March 17, 2006 Music Review by Greg Beets

Irving
Record review
"...also describes dysfunctional relationship habits, but the soulful, steady backbeat ameliorates the chafe of recognition. We should all be..."

March 10, 2006 Music Review by Greg Beets

Led Zeppelin: The Story of a Band and Their Music 1968-1980
Gift guide
"...Backbeat Books, 320 pp., $29.95 (paper)..."

Dec. 2, 2005 Music Review by Christopher Gray

Steve Earle: Fearless Heart, Outlaw Poet
Gift guide
"...Backbeat, 330 pp., $17.95 (paper)..."

Dec. 2, 2005 Music Review by Jim Caligiuri

The Sweethearts
Bonus tracks
"...Local punks the Sweethearts are No Doubt without the backbeat. Linette Liendo's Gwen Stefani vox necessitates nose-pinching, but on..."

Nov. 11, 2005 Music Review by Darcie Stevens

2005 ACL Music Fest Preview
All 'picks' no 'sleepers' for the Austin City Limits Music Festival, one blurb at a time
"...the senses by melding country-blues guitar, a Southern soul backbeat, and strategically sparse organ lines put forth from a..."

Sept. 23, 2005 Music Feature

Tim Ries
Record review
"...The tunes that work best change the equation. The backbeat funk of "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," the organ..."

Sept. 23, 2005 Music Review by Jay Trachtenberg

Things That Go Pop!
Record review
"...jarring enough to make hipsters dance, and the futuristic-Eighties "Backbeat Testament" meets the Yeah Yeah Yeah's Karen O head..."

Sept. 16, 2005 Music Review by Darcie Stevens

The Fall Collection
Record review
"...Danny Mackle's simple, steady bass, and Josh Power's dynamo backbeat. Opening passion-monger "This Gentlemen Caller" mashes a Weezer crush..."

June 17, 2005 Music Review by Darcie Stevens

Spoon
"...Britt Daniel's emotional obfuscation and the band's spare, uptown backbeat, then looses drummer Jim Eno to metronome the rest...."

May 13, 2005 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

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