Wednesday, April 22 2015
What makes the Alabama Shakes sound new is that they’re evidently devoted to their musical forebears -- everyone from Etta James and Aretha to Bowie and Zeppelin -- yet also coquettishly unfaithful to each one of them.
Tuesday, April 14 2015
On its second album After It All, the Durham-based sextet successfully raids the storehouse of American musical traditions, incorporating influences ranging from blues to folk, rock to pop, and hip-hop to musical theater.
Friday, February 27 2015
The classic Wisconsin rock outfit BoDeans will release their 12th studio outing, I Can't Stop, this April. Now you can stream the pounding rocker "Slave".
Friday, October 17 2014
Rhino’s seven CD retrospective box set Soundtracks covers off the bulk of Ry Cooder’s ‘80s film work. Interesting and varied, this is a worthy re-issue.
Thursday, October 2 2014
VA effectively charts a bold new course for the band that doesn't need to rely on folk rockers du jour.
Thursday, October 20 2011
The Always Be Down EP is a strong statement from a promising young band with a lot of stylistic influences.
Tuesday, October 11 2011
If you like Americana, Soul Candy is a sweet and agreeable slice of sugar-coated confectionary that won’t make your teeth ache.
Monday, September 19 2011
It’s taken nearly 20 years, but the small town Canadian roots-rock band the Fireweed Company have finally, finally, gotten around to making a video. And a not bad one at that.
Thursday, September 15 2011
The journeyman rock balladeer, who scored big with "I'll Be" and "I Could Not Ask for More" in the late '90s, delivers his 10th album.
Sunday, August 7 2011
Kings and Queens is a collection just bursting to the seams with pure talent, and is the group's most ambitious statement to date.