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Wednesday, October 29 2014

Jerry Lee Lewis: Rock & Roll Time

The Killer makes an album worthy of his reputation, aided by an all-star cast and co-producer (and fellow music legend) Jim Keltner.


Thursday, October 23 2014

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.


Friday, October 17 2014

Ry Cooder: Soundtracks

Rhino’s seven CD retrospective box set Soundtracks covers off the bulk of Ry Cooder’s ‘80s film work. Interesting and varied, this is a worthy re-issue.


Hiss Golden Messenger: Lateness of Dancers

The latest from M.C. Taylor and Scott Hirsch's country-leaning band serves as an re-introduction and a rebirth for their signature sound.


Monday, October 13 2014

JW-Jones: Belmont Boulevard

With some luck, we’ll be talking about JW-Jones in the same breath as we do Johnny Winter and Jimmie Vaughan.


Monday, October 6 2014

Tinariwen - “Arhegh Danagh” (video) (Premiere)

The Saharan band Tinariwen have been going strong since coming to international acclaim in the late ‘90s, playing the largest music festivals in the world and receiving a Grammy in 2012 for the album Tassili.


Wednesday, October 1 2014

Bonnie “Prince” Billy: Singer’s Grave a Sea of Tongues

Existential dread is nothing new for Will Oldham's performing persona, but this new record might be his most harrowing yet.


Wednesday, September 11 2013

‘JAMerica’ Skillfully Assembles an Oral History of America’s Jam Bands

The jam band scene may be one of the most diverse in the US, though many tend to paint Disco Biscuits with the Grateful Dead's brush. This volume clears some of that up.


Tuesday, September 10 2013

Moreland & Arbuckle: 7 Cities

Electric blues that's steeped further in the past than usual.


Friday, September 6 2013

Tedeschi Trucks Band: Made Up Mind

Made Up Mind is a brilliant throwback without ever truly sounding anachronistic.


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Clutch: Earth Rocker (Reviews) [13.May.13]
Alice Russell: To Dust (Reviews) [1.May.13]
Mutemath: Odd Soul (Reviews) [14.Nov.11]
Jim Keller: Soul Candy (Capsule Reviews) [11.Oct.11]
Michael Powers: Revolutionary Boogie (Capsule Reviews) [4.Oct.11]
The Jayhawks: Mockingbird Time (Reviews) [21.Sep.11]
100 Monkeys: Liquid Zoo (Capsule Reviews) [20.Sep.11]
Jeff Bridges: Jeff Bridges (Reviews) [15.Aug.11]
Nicole Mitchell: Awakening (Capsule Reviews) [9.Aug.11]
Rory Block: Shake ‘Em on Down (Reviews) [11.Jul.11]
Syl Johnson: 24 June 2011 - Brooklyn (Notes from the Road) [8.Jul.11]
Warren Haynes: Man in Motion (Reviews) [26.Jun.11]
Peter Case: The Case Files (Reviews) [26.May.11]
Charlie Parr: When the Devil Goes Blind (Capsule Reviews) [9.Mar.11]
Pete Anderson: Even Things Up (Capsule Reviews) [27.Feb.11]
Joe and Vicki Price Got the Blues (Mixed Media) [22.Jul.10]
Zora Young: The French Connection (Capsule Reviews) [18.Mar.10]
Todd Snider: 4.Mar.2010 - New York (Notes from the Road) [5.Mar.10]
Buddy Guy: 29.Jan.2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [22.Feb.10]
Rembetiko—Special Edition (Reviews) [12.Jan.10]
Pete Kelly’s Blues (Columns) [19.Oct.09]
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