Monday, August 16 2010
Two young forces in Americana songwriting made for a pleasant Sunday night on Governor’s Island in New York Harbor.
Friday, October 25 2013
This box set complicates the myth of Woody Guthrie by laying out his songs written for government programs and the war effort, and presents him as a man working for other men, working for those that had not, while also turning his own trade into a job.
Friday, October 4 2013
Australian singer-songwriter Paul Conrad constructs a full sound drawing from indie and classic rock, topped with a Thom Yorke-esque voice.
Wednesday, October 2 2013
The jazz world found its most intrepid explorer in Don Cherry, an adventurous sonic provocateur whose worldly exploits re-drew lines all over the musical map.
Monday, September 16 2013
The gutsy, exuberant alto player emerges again with a heady mix of world sounds.
Wednesday, September 11 2013
They just don't make albums like this one anymore, retrospective or otherwise. Procure it before it's gone.
Monday, September 9 2013
The question of the ubiquity of folk revival is different from how long it will last. Instead, we could be asking whether the Lumineers and Mumford can tear down the establishment when they're in the mainstream.
Wednesday, August 28 2013
Jazz/hip-hop fusion that creates a hypnotic, minimal groove, with some thrilling variety.
Tuesday, August 27 2013
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is a musical institution. On their new album, That's It!, original compositions come into play, and with the likes of Jim James, no less. Tubist and double bassist Ben Jaffe tells PopMatters all about it.
If art imitates life, then Live on the Riviera is full of life... the thorny kind.