Tuesday, October 4 2011
In a longstanding tradition of using company-wide shakeups to offer a new and engaging visions of Jonah Hex, All Star Western offers perhaps the sincerest reboot of the entire New 52 run.
Wednesday, August 24 2011
In the wake of Amy Winehouse's death, record industry types and music journalists dusted off their Rock 'n' Roll 101 handbooks, revisiting the chapter on how to report on a Young Rock Star's death. Has it been handled any differently this time around than in the past?
Monday, May 23 2011
In this final installment of the Between the Grooves series dedicated to Howlin’ Wolf’s Rocking Chair album, George de Stefano states that Wolf's music is so compelling because it seems such a direct, unmediated expression of his singular personality.
Wednesday, May 4 2011
Does any single figure loom as large over an art form as Robert Johnson? This is exciting, joyful noise, brimming with purpose and ingenuity, fun and frightening, enigmatic and awe-inspiring.
Monday, March 28 2011
The blues is full of songs about mean mistreater women, and Howlin' Wolf recorded more than a few. But in "Who's Been Talkin'", Wolf puts the blame for failed love affair on himself.
Tuesday, February 15 2011
Sometimes revisiting the influences of the past can be a way to rekindle one's own inspiration and the Robert Johnson material seems to be firing up this crew.
Thursday, May 28 2009
Expect no grimey dusty blues here, just dirty, sexy, slick beats.
Monday, May 28 2007
Twenty-two track compilation covers eight decades of blues music, from Mamie Smith to Ali Farke Touré, with mixed results.