A product of Midwestern malaise, Cole Waterman spent the bulk of his formative years immersed in the works of the Doors, the Replacements, John Lee Hooker, the Stooges, Captain Beefheart, Morphine, Alice in Chains, John Coltrane, PJ Harvey and Tom Waits. Regrettably grown up, he pays the bills working as a crime reporter in the Michigan mitten. When not using his bachelor
Thursday, November 1 2012
Ten years into their career, the Indiana band (who is not, by the way, a metal band) reveals their Kickstarter secrets and why not every record is a concept album.
Sunday, October 28 2012
For aficionados of American history, music and etymology, the blues is the ideal confluence of all three fields. Devi's book is a roadmap for observing how their paths overlap.
Thursday, February 9 2012
Regardless how history comes to look Nick Cave's The Death of Bunny Munro, in the context of Cave’s career, it stands alone as the purest distillation of his artistry -- a poetic novel with Cave’s inimitable brand of the grotesque, absurd and often comic nature of humanity.
Monday, November 4 2013
The Phoenix sextet Jared & The Mill manages to be one of those rare outfits to stamp their distinctiveness, employing and expanding upon previously understated textures in Americana folk.
Friday, October 25 2013
The Detroit band's debut EP proves Flint Eastwood's name is destined to stretch beyond the borders of the mitten state.
Tuesday, October 15 2013
The Jacket is a stellar sampler of 21st century Americana punk, promising big things for the Wild Finish’s future.
Sunday, October 13 2013
Lightning Bolt is sure to rank among one of the high points of Pearl Jam’s discography, standing as an example of their ability to burrow down and hone all of their strengths to a fever pitch.
Sunday, September 29 2013
Melding pop and ambient music is no easy feat, but it's a challenge Albany duo Titanics meet on their debut album.
Monday, November 25 2013
Portland's Leigh Marble releases video for galloping rocking "Pony".
Thursday, November 14 2013
Grand Rapids quartet merge delicate yet arresting vocals, fluid guitars and airy synths in debut music video.
Monday, November 11 2013
Albany's Titanics cover Rhye's "Open", giving some noir flourishes to the already seductive tune.
Tuesday, November 5 2013
Flint Eastwood is a band best represented -- scratch that, experienced -- live, their savage performances infecting you with a compulsion to get up and move.
Monday, November 4 2013
"Holding on for Life" features Danger Mouse's trademark atmospheric soundscapes, underscored by a telltale bass line and James Mercer's Bee Gees-esque falsetto.