Articles tagged blues rock

Tracy Chapman: Greatest Hits

Greatest Hits is a worthy endeavor. It’s nice to revisit these songs in a bit of a different context, and if it brings more people to explore Tracy Chapman’s excellent body of work, then it’s a success.

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The Stone Foxes - “This Town” (video) (premiere)

The Bay Area blues rockers premiere a new video that focuses on the strength and energy of their live show.

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Widespread Panic: Street Dogs

This first studio effort in five years captures Widespread Panic doing what they do best: playing live.

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Nikki Hill - “(Let Me Tell You Bout) LUV” (audio) (premiere)

When you have a powerful Southern soul singer with a penchant for AC/DC, you know you're going to get something badass.

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Nadia Kazmi - “Haunting” (video) (premiere)

The searing, dark blues rock of this track lives up to its title.

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Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin: Lost Time

They are shaking, banging, crashing, and clattering in that old timey way that gets one kicked out of one paradise and exiled into the next.

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The Faces: 1970-1975: You Can Make Me Dance, Sing, or Anything

This five-disc set shines a properly deserved light on one of rock and roll's greatest and most versatile bands.

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Blitzen Trapper - “All Across This Land” (audio) (premiere)

The Portland band focuses more on the rock on their new single, with fabulous results.

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Warren Haynes: Ashes & Dust

Mostly known for his work as a rocker, Haynes shows off his Americana side in just as seamlessly a manner.

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Left Lane Cruiser: Dirty Spliff Blues

Indiana’s Left Lane Cruiser demonstrate their loud and raucous prowess on Dirty Spliff Blues.

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The Delta Saints - “Heavy Hammer” (audio) (premiere)

This new track finds the Nashville band doing what they do best: melding barroom rock with swampy blues.

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Datura4 - “Out With the Tide” (video) (premiere)

The Australian band channels classic Aussie heavy rock on their latest track.

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Meghann Wright - “Black Kiss” (audio) (Premiere)

With a voice that sounds like a hybrid of KT Tunstall and Adele, Meghann Wright delivers some sultry blues with her new tune "Black Kiss".

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27 May 2015 // 12:45 PM

Deep Purple: Long Beach 1971

From this rare live recording, listen to the MK II lineup of Deep Purple blaze and jam through 70 minutes of their now-classic tunes on Long Beach 1971.

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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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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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