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Monday, November 10 2014

Mavis Staples: New York - 4 November 2014

Age has slowed her a bit, but at 75, the gospel great delivers


Friday, November 7 2014

Epic - ‘#OPRAH’ (album stream) (Premiere)

On his first solo release, Epic (from the Chicago hip-hop maestros BBU) obliterates the boundary between personal and political.


SPC ECO - “One for the Little One” (audio) (Premiere)

You might not associate SPC ECO's synth-driven "One for the Little One" to frontman Dean Garcia's previous work in Curve at first, but the track's frenetic energy will help you make the connection.


Ronnie Fauss - “The Big Catch” (audio) (Premiere)

Dallas, Texas troubador Ronnie Fauss calls the tune "The Big Catch" the "emotional anchor" of his just released album, Built to Break.


The Uncontrollable Nick Oliveri in His Own Words

The bad boy of rock and the badass of metal. This is Nick Oliveri without a filter.


Dean Blunt: Black Metal

Musical chameleon continues to defy easy classification with his latest, the misleadingly titled Black Metal.


Annie Lennox: Nostalgia

Listening to her latest album and hearing the delightfully brassy version of Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo”, it's hard not to wish she'd done an entire recording of gritty blues covers.


Gruff Rhys: American Interior

American Interior certainly sounds like the most ambitious Rhys project since he belonged in a bigger band.


Nicholas Payton: Numbers

A kind of concept album that places a void at the center of black American music, a void for you to fill.


The Flatlanders: Now It’s Now Again

The tale of the musical journey of the Flatlanders—Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock—from a house in Lubbock, Texas to a sold-out concert at Carnegie Hall.


Ani DiFranco: Allergic to Water (Reviews) [6.Nov.14]
Grouper: Ruins (Reviews) [6.Nov.14]
Lagwagon: Hang (Reviews) [6.Nov.14]
Paul Collins: Feel the Noise (Reviews) [6.Nov.14]
Virginia Wing: Measures Of Joy (Capsule Reviews) [5.Nov.14]
Clark: Clark (Reviews) [5.Nov.14]
Tony Allen: Film of Life (Reviews) [5.Nov.14]
Cold War Kids: Hold My Home (Reviews) [5.Nov.14]
Midge Ure: Fragile (Reviews) [5.Nov.14]
Les Sins: Michael (Reviews) [4.Nov.14]
Matt Brevner: Eclectricity (Reviews) [4.Nov.14]
John Mellencamp: Plain Spoken (Reviews) [4.Nov.14]
DragonForce: Maximum Overload (Reviews) [4.Nov.14]
Neil Young: Storytone (Reviews) [3.Nov.14]
o’death: Out of Hands We Go (Reviews) [3.Nov.14]
Comet Gain: Paperback Ghosts (Reviews) [3.Nov.14]
150 Battleborn Halloweens Later (Features) [31.Oct.14]
Counterbalance: Prince’s ‘1999’ (Sound Affects) [31.Oct.14]
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