Author: Jim Allen

Jim Allen's night job is fronting country band The Ramblin' Kind, rock band Lazy Lions, and working as a solo singer/songwriter. His day job is writing about other people's music. He has contributed to NPR, Billboard, RollingStone.com, and many more, and written liner notes for reissues of everyone from OMD to Bob Seger, but his proudest achievement is crafting a completely acceptable egg cream armed only with milk, Bosco, and a SodaStream seltzer maker.
Bowie counterparts
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A Wide, Wild World of David Bowie Counterparts

Predictably, David Bowie’s constantly-changing style inspired other artists to push the limits. From Germany (XYNN) to New Zealand (Alastair Riddell), see how these artists had their own takes on being a Thin White Duke.

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Tex-Mex Music: The Best of the Border

The Sir Douglas Quintet, Augie Meyers, and Joe “King” Carrasco have spiced up Tex-Mex music over the years. How international is its appeal? Well, some of its practitioners are British!