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April 30, 2009 Keene's songbook contains some of the best rock to come out of the '80s post-punk era. Balancing his roles as a solo artist and a hired gun for acts like Robert Pollard and Paul Westerberg, Keene has earned acclaim for his hook-writing mastery and thunderous guitar work. There's a healthy dose of both on Keene's latest release, In the Late Bright.
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April 2, 2009 After almost 30 years as a power-pop musician's power-pop musician, singer-songwriter Tommy Keene can unfurl a smoldering mid-tempo rocker as easily as most people breathe. He's enviably consistent, and when he mixes lyrical bile and guitar jangle just right, as on "Please Don't Come Around," he manages a lot more.
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