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It’s not hard to love Bill Patton, whether he’s playing his own songs or someone else’s.

Bill Patton

Most of my favorite songs from the upcoming album by Bill Patton are originals, but the man has a way with covers that has revived my enthusiasm about artists playing each other’s songs.

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Black Tin Rocket: A New EP of Transmissionary Six Songs as Covered by Eef Barzelay

Due to pleasant coincidence and shared taste, Eef Barzelay (Clem Snide, and solo fame) has just recorded an EP of songs by Seattle songwriter Terri Moeller, the voice behind Transmissionary Six and Terri Tarantula.

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"Shaker Star" by Eef Barzelay: Song of the Week

“Shaker Star” by Eef Barzelay is the Identity Theory Song of the Week.View the video above, visit Eef Barzelay on MySpace, and look forward to an interview on Identity Theory’s music section relating to Barzelay in the coming weeks.

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An Interview with Seattle Hip Hop Artist Cody Foster (Sadistik), on Films

Cody Foster Sadistik

“If I was an actor, I would only ever play villains.” – Cody Foster

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Best Albums of 2010

Our music editor’s picks for the best albums of 2010 include Damien Jurado and Sarah Jaffe.

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Best Albums of 2009

I end every year by making a list of my favorite albums. Some years there are as many as 30 albums that I couldn’t live without, but this year there were really only 10 for me.

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A Week of Concerts in Denton, TX

This past February, I spent a month in the mythologized town of Marfa, TX, recording an album with Robert Gomez for a project which has since been named Ormonde.

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The Three Biggest Reasons Music Mags are Dying

Slate has an excellent article tracing the root causes of the recent demises of Vibe, Blender and other music magazines.

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Bonnaroo Blog: The rest of Friday; a very long Saturday

Admittedly, I am late in posting the balance of my thoughts, observations, and analysis on the Bonnaroo weekend. Then again, I did beat Robert Smigel to publishing his account, and he’s getting paid!

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Bonnaroo Blog: Now with 100% more music!

Once, I watched the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on HDNet in Central Park. Karen O was nuts — writhing on stage, ripping off stuff, just really going crazy.

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Bonnaroo Blog: Going solo

So another thing I didn’t mention earlier: I’m here by myself. But the thing about Bonnaroo is, that’s not really a problem.

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Bonnaroo Blog: The drive

Some of you die-hard IDTheory readers may remember me as the “Guy With The Biggest Car”, or as the least-prolific blogger on “The Token Republicans”.

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Sergius Gregory Making Quiet Music in Homer, Alaska

Sergius Gregory has taken the musician-in-a-cabin experiment leaps farther than the likes of Bon Iver.

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Flaming Lips headlining Earth Day show in D.C.

Just saw on the wires that the Flaming Lips are heading up an Earth Day show in D.C. on the National Mall.

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Leonard Cohen’s "Live in London"

It seems fitting to launch the Identity Theory music blog with news about Leonard Cohen.

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