The Westies use Irish, American rhythms to craft debut album

West Side Stories is The Westies’ recently released first full album. This folk-rock band is led by gruff and angsty Michael McDermott, who has had a tumultuous ride in both career and personal life. Early troubles bounced McDermott between various bands and lead to a relatively long solo career through the
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Cass McCombs, Meat Puppets mix genres in live show

Cass McCombs and the Meat Puppets make an unexpected pairing. The two artists chose to tour together out of mutual admiration, but they share few of the typical similarities for such a setup. Where the Meat Puppets are famous for their energetic mix of grunge rock and country-western influences, McCombs
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