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Sublime soul instrumentals, from “Green Onions” to “Hip Hug-Her.”
Whereas most collaborative efforts result in uninhibited vibe sessions, Little Common Twist offers informal exploration with intent.
Bauhaus returned from a 13-year hiatus to perform two sold-out shows at the Hollywood Palladium last week, with support from L.A. trio Automatic.
By choosing to focus exclusively on Chameleons material, though, he made me and the rest of the crowd very happy!
Writer Kevin Burke looks at the importance of Sparks as they release a comprehensive collection, Past Tense: The Best Of Sparks.
This Friday November 8, Blaine Campbell releases the digital single “Happy Faces” via Big Stir Records, a taste of his upcoming Under The Tidal Wave album.
Ray Davies’ greatest concept album gets supersized.
Peter Yates and Andy Delany release a sublime set on the Lost And Found Ep
For the encore, we got another full set of covers (including an additional encore) and material from other Luna albums.
Best Coast are back with a new single and the promise of a new album in 2020
The Doors release a much expanded celebration of The Soft Parade, by no means a lazy collection put together without forethought.
The Kut present a new single “X-Ray Eyes”, a brash banger, energetic and magnetic which draws audiences into their aura.
Chrissie Hynde has released her latest solo work Valve Bone Woe, an album which is anchored in a jazz-psychedelia sound with sprinkles of electronica.
The long awaited return of one of Kentucky’s finest singer/songwriters picks up right where he left off.
R.E.M. are set to release an expanded edition of Monster, marking twenty-five years of the modern classic
On November 15, Gozer Goodspeed releases his new album Running With The Outliers, an album of gravel soaked grace with an in-your-face presentation.
Nothing she’s done before can prepare you for Liz Phair’s Horror Stories.
If a welcome home reunion show could be more triumphant, I don’t really know how. I was blown away.
The former Duane Allman and Stevie Ray Vaughan sideman celebrates his 50+ year career in rock, soul, and country music with the release of his own first album.
The torch of great Midwestern power-pop passed from bands like Shoes and Cheap Trick is carried another mile by the Injured Parties on songs including the acerbic “Murder the Truth” and idealistic call to action “Obama’s Girl.”
The controversial ex-Smiths singer’s stellar showmanship won the day again.
Hot Damn Romance is a wonderful addition for any fans of classic jazz who say they don’t make them like they used to, because Eva Schubert has clearly proven them wrong.
On October 31st, The Venus Fly Trap re-release “Europa”, a slice of bleak, goth-drenched brilliance
Ah, the virtues of two guitars, bass, drums and melody.
The final day of Desert Daze 2019 featured performances by Wu-Tang Clan, Ride, Khruangbin, Moses Sumney and Lightning Bolt.
Theatre Royal announce an upcoming Ep, a teaser for their next long-player due in 2020.
Day two of Desert Daze 2019 featured performances by Devo, Ween, Parquet Courts, and Altin Gun.
The debut single by Sonny Winnebago offers up a promise of what’s to come
PJ Harvey celebrates the release of the All About Eve soundtrack on vinyl with an Ep of bonus material.
California’s honky-tonk hotbed gets a fascinating, sprawling survey.
For those who find Howard Zinn to be somewhat tame, Sunshine on an Open Tomb is Tim Kinsella’s History of the United States.
Day one of Desert Daze 2019 featured performances by The Flaming Lips, Stereolab, Animal Collective, and Metz.
Perhaps it’s insensitive to say, but the drama evident in Chasolen’s personal life has made Living in Limbo is most mature and profound work to date.
Roger C. Reale & Rue Morgue is one of those strange cases where the bandleader becomes the least well-known member of his own gig.
Debbie Harry’s memoir Face It is a series of interviews and stories from the mind of Harry, which they are in plentiful supply, surrounding the late sixties’ scene in New York and beyond.
Maryland’s finest rock band has played Idaho many times before, but its latest performance in the Gem State found them reveling in the cool air as the sun set behind them at Outlaw Field.
The second album from Canadian soul singer Tanika Charles, The Gumption recalls R&B classics of a bygone age.
The Armoires latest long-player Zibaldone is a well-oiled good time machine of pop-psych thrills that is the effervescent soundtrack to a sunny day.
Inspired by his travels in Spain and Portugal, the album mixes fado and flamenco into his usual folk and psych pop.
Anticipation for Vampire Weekend’s sold-out San Francisco concert was sky-high after the band’s six-year absence.
The Egg Eaters have released the Ep Gimme Gimme Gimme, a harmonious blending of genres and eras.
Closing day at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 19 at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Where else could you see Judy Collins, The Meat Puppets and Michael Nesmith in one afternoon?
Day 2 of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 19 in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, and the crowds are treated to country rock courtesy of Margo Price, folk mastery from Joan Shelley and psychedelicized Led Zeppelin tunes from Robert Plant.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2019 kicks off in style with rousing sets from The Waterboys, Bettye Lavette and St. Paul & The Broken Bones at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.
On his 14th studio album, Joseph Arthur sounds stronger and more “downtown NYC cool” than ever.
Kim Gordon has just released her debut album No Home Record, a work of divine and dynamic confidence
Playing and singing everything himself in the Todd Rundgren tradition, Jones packs his ten-song debut with winsome tunes that stick to the ear like honey from a comb.
On November 29th Cherry Red Records release the complete sessions recorded by guitarist Mick Ronson’s solo work. An essential release for hard rock fans.