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Two Fer Monday: New Jams by Wussy and Washer

Long, both a Cleveland favorite and a critic's favorite, Cincinnati's Wussy have built their loyal following over the course of five albums with a combination of strong, compelling songwriting detailing the trials, big and small, of Medwestern life, and musicianship capable of communicating those ranges of emotions. Equally adept at quiet and rustic, and plugged in and rambunctious, "Dropping Houses," the title track to their forthcoming, sixth album (out March 4th), tilts toward the latter with firm, pounding percussion, mountains of guitar sounds, and echo, lots of echo. Americana psychedelia rarely gets this heavy. And damn, does it sound good.
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A Fistful of Jams feat. Mannequin Men, Wussy, Sex Church, and Eddy Current Suppression Ring

During the month of September I wrote what I believe to be an I Rock Cleveland record eleven record reviews.  October started with a road trip to ...
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From the Critic’s Notebook: News and Notes from The Beachland’s 11th Anniversary Variety Show

* Those who showed up to the Beachland's 11th anniversary party Saturday night hoping to catch another glimpse of local buzz band, Cloud Nothings, ...
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Top Jam of the Week: "Muscle Cars" by Wussy

Next to The Black Keys, perhaps no band personifies Ohio as much as Cincinnati's Wussy. Their music is rustic and rugged, one half hills of ...
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Monday Miscellany

*Hanging out at the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern this past Saturday night for the Wussy, Unsparing Sea, and Good Touch Bad Touch show, and people ...
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From the IRCWHQ Newsdesk: Just About Every Cleveland Band You Care About Is in the Studio

*The Suede Brothers recently returned to Suma Studios where they recorded their debut cd to lay down the tracks for a new EP.*Unsparing Sea are ...
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Since I’ve Been Gone

*I didn't make it out Saturday to The Beachland Tavern for the Wussy show, but did you see who did? Dennis Kucinich, Sean Penn, and entourage were ...
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Four For The Rockometer: Wussy, The Black Lips, Deer Tick and Prinzhorn Dance School

WussyLeft for DeadShake-It2007How do you try to follow up a debut disc that the dean of music critics, Robert Christgau, described as "11 three-m...
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