Articles tagged blues

Bobby Rush: Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History Of Bobby Rush

An amazingly curated and lovingly rendered collection that examines the wildly entertaining music of Bobby Rush.

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Jay Willie Blues Band: Johnny’s Juke Joint

Jay Willie Blues Band's sounds exactly as its name implies. How you feel about this will determine your overall enjoyment of the album.

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Julie Rhodes - “In Your Garden” (audio) (premiere)

Recorded in Muscle Shoals, this new track announces the arrival of a significant new Americana/blues talent.

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Mia Dyson - “Tearing Up the Lawn” (audio) (premiere)

The Australian artist brilliantly captures teen restlessness on her new single.

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Eric Clapton: Slowhand at 70 - Live at Royal Albert Hall

In celebration of his 70th, Clapton returns to the main stage in fine form.

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13 Nov 2015 // 2:30 AM

Neil Young: Bluenote Café

Bluenote Café is essential Neil Young, further evidence that Young’s ‘80s work has more value than many would expect or admit.

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Phil Cook: Southland Mission

Southland Mission arrives fully-formed and bearing all indications that Cook was completely dedicated to his purpose.

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The Bad Tenants - “Loudmouths” (video) (premiere)

Sometimes all you need for a good music video is a cube van and some imagination.

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Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965–1966

Bob Dylan opens the vault to his most important period, the golden age that produced his three greatest albums.

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B.B. King and UGK: The Trill Is Gone

On The Trill Is Gone, Amerigo Gazaway surpasses “best mash-up album of the year/decade” talk, and enters in the conversation for one of the year’s best, no qualifiers needed.

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Dr. John: The Atco/Atlantic Singles, 1968-1974

A new singles compilation captures a key era in Dr. John's six-decade career.

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Keith Richards: Crosseyed Heart

Richards' first release in 23 years sounds neither like an old man's record nor a placeholder for the next Stones album.

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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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Phil and Dave Alvin Uncover More Common Ground on ‘Lost Time’

Though fences had been mended, the brothers faced another conundrum: How do you follow the success of that reunion project?

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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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Kevin Gordon: Long Gone Time

A necessary soundtrack for these times: a reflection on America, mid-apocalypse.

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Love & the Zealous - “Dock of the Bay” (video) (premiere)

The Texas band pulls off an inspired cover of Otis Redding's classic.

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Kevin Gordon - “Church on Time” (audio) (premiere)

Kevin Gordon's blend of blues and poetry is especially appealing on this fantastic new track.

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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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6 Aug 2015 // 1:30 AM

The Delta Saints: Bones

The Nashville outfit dips into moonshine barrels of influence to create a heady cocktail of roots rock.

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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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