Articles tagged blues rock

The Dirty Aces: From the Basement

Raucous and debauched, From the Basement has the strut and swagger of Stevie Ray Vaughn and the decadently ragged appeal of ‘70s Rolling Stones.

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Alabama Shakes: Sound and Color

What makes the Alabama Shakes sound new is that they’re evidently devoted to their musical forebears -- everyone from Etta James and Aretha to Bowie and Zeppelin -- yet also coquettishly unfaithful to each one of them.

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21 Apr 2015 // 11:04 AM

Danko Jones: Fire Music

Another day at the Rock and Roll Office for one of the genre's true believers.

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Benjamin Booker + Olivia Jean: 3 April 2015 - Williamsburg, NY (Photos)

Guitarist Benjamin Booker's versatility with the guitar is earning him quite a following, a fact made obvious by his enthralling recent performance in Williamsburg.

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Beth Hart: Better Than Home

On Better than Home Beth Hart delivers a veritable tour-de-force that highlights her remarkable prowess as both a singer and songwriter.

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15 Apr 2015 // 1:04 AM

Boz Scaggs: A Fool to Care

A delightful journey of songs through musical decades and styles, all delivered in Scaggs' soulful tenor.

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14 Apr 2015 // 1:05 AM

Delta Rae: After It All

On its second album After It All, the Durham-based sextet successfully raids the storehouse of American musical traditions, incorporating influences ranging from blues to folk, rock to pop, and hip-hop to musical theater.

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Freedom Tower - No Wave Dance Party

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion aren't about to reinvent the wheel, but with music this good they don't need to.

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Blackfoot Gypsies - “Under My Skin” (video) (Premiere)

Ritualistic chicken murder and devilish uses of a voodoo doll: these are just a few things found in the music video for the swampy blues rock of the Nashville group Blackfoot Gypsies.

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Cold War Kids: Hold My Home

Upbeat performances and pop-rock confidence can't hide a severe lack of creativity on the Californian band's fifth album.

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23 Oct 2014 // 1:04 AM

Gary Clark Jr.: Live

This disc marks the official arrival of a major talent: clearly steeped in the blues tradition who can shift seamlessly between feedback-frenzied rawness and cool, old school soul and funk.

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Mark Lanegan Band: Phantom Radio

Phantom Radio is the quintessential Mark Lanegan album, both a great starting point for those uninitiated to his world and a document that the most devoted members of his cult fanbase will cherish as one of his best.

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Tommy Stinson: One Man Mutiny

One Man Mutiny is a showcase for former Replacement Tommy Stinson’s skills mining disparate genres of music, from the blues to jangle pop to country.

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