Wednesday, April 15 2009
The West African touch Justin Perkins brings in with his kora and kamel ngoni gives the American rock sound something to work with.
Wednesday, January 21 2009
Clever punchlines and witty criticisms only get Ruck and Rock so far on this disappointing third album from Heltah Skeltah.
Thursday, November 13 2008
This album is a worthy experiment that needs more work.
Wednesday, November 12 2008
The inaugural release on DFA Records' new Death from Abroad imprint is this two-disc collection of vinyl- and digital-only tracks from Berlin's Supersoul label.
Friday, August 1 2008
Sunday, June 29 2008
Sweetly soulful and powerful (think Aretha Franklin and Janis Joplin), blues-rock singer-songwriter Deborah Bonham chats with PopMatters 20 Questions about Paul Rodgers, a beautiful ex-racehorse named Jack, and other inspirations in her life and music.
Tuesday, June 10 2008
Haale's music is a bit like Tori Amos using her belting voice over Middle-East-influenced rock 'n' roll.
Tuesday, May 20 2008
Orphans and Vandals write romantic music -- street music, played with a deceptive nonchalance that evokes the early days of the Velvet Underground.
Tuesday, February 26 2008
Galgberget is nothing revolutionary, but it's full of heart and commitment.
Sunday, February 3 2008
On this album Brian Grosz cultivates an atmosphere of scuzz.