Many Shades of Gray
Shrubsall deconstructs the banjo’s complex cultural symbolism
By Steven Robert Allen
Steven Robert Allen reports on the banjo’s complex cultural symbolism and Wayne Shrubsall’s 70th birthday party.
Illustration by Mark Beyer
Expanded online April 2013 scene report
By Derek Caterwaul
Music writer, DJ and DIY promoter Derek Caterwaul shares his April 2013 local music memories.
Courtesy of Melanie Martinez's Facebook
Melanie Martinez • indie, pop • Handsome Ghost
By Megan Reneau
“Round and round like a horse on a carousel, we go, / Will I catch up to love? I could never tell, I know, / Chasing after you is like a fairytale, but I, / Feel like I'm glued on tight to this carousel” Just like this cry baby, once you hear Melanie Martinez's sweet voice and haunting lyrics you'll be glued to your spot…
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