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Smokin’ Gov’t Mule Tour Rocks Sonoma

Warren Haynes dives in on the hot groove, tearing it up while keyboardist Danny Louis brightens the sonic landscape with some great organ work.

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Stewart Eastham - “Leavin’ By Sundown” (premiere)

Seeking to create an album of songs with a “head bobbin’ vibe”, the slow country churn of Stewart Eastham's latest single, "Leavin' By Sundown", fits that bill.

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The Warlocks: Songs from the Pale Eclipse

Songs from the Pale Eclipse will surprise few fans of neo-psychedelia, but it can stand in until the next bold psych release.

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20 Sep 2016 // 10:00 AM

Driftwood - “City Lights” (video) (premiere)

For "City Lights", Driftwood puts on their pop hat for a dose of meticulously made indie pop with killer hooks.

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Billy Bragg and Joe Henry: Shine a Light: Field Recordings From the Great American Railroad

Bragg and Henry’s latest is a resounding statement on the foundation of one of the greatest achievements of American backbone.

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Graveola: Camaleão Borboleta

With a new experiment every track, Graveola's latest charts a psychedelic journey through Brazil.

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19 Sep 2016 // 2:10 AM

Michael Rank: Red Hand

Porter and Dolly. Johnny and June. Gram and Emmylou. Michael Rank and Heather McIntire. This is not an overstatement.

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The Devil Makes Three: Redemption & Ruin

A collection of lived in and loved covers made undeniably their own. The Devil Makes Three wrestle hellfire and holiness each to a draw.

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15 Sep 2016 // 9:20 AM

Band of Skulls - “Black Magic” (video) (premiere)

Band of Skulls' "Black Magic" keep it real and true to the roots of rock and roll with the group's heavily blues-influenced sound.

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15 Sep 2016 // 2:15 AM

Morgan Delt: Phase Zero

Delt sounds like a vinyl LP left out in the LA sun, with the melted wax frozen into a popsicle that melts perfectly while you eat it.

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20 Questions: The Devil Makes Three

They're the barn-burning Americana stalwarts, and to celebrate their latest floor-stomping album, Pete Bernhard plays PopMatters 20 Questions from the comfort of his bathtub.

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Petunia and the Vipers: Dead Bird on the Highway

The wild quintet fuses country, rock, Cajun, and jazz influences for a weird and wonderful collection.

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Jerry Castle: Not So Soft Landing…

The songwriting is sound and Castle himself proves authentic enough to be the only one to steer his tracks forward.

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The Verve: A Storm in Heaven / A Northern Soul

If the Verve had stayed broken up after their 1995 split, leaving behind only the music on these two reissues, it still would have been enough.

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8 Sep 2016 // 11:01 AM

Paul Cauthen - “My Gospel” (audio) (premiere)

Paul Cauthen delivers a wide range of songs that traverse country, rock, soul, gospel and folk all delivered with the passion of a true believer.

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The Brandi Carlile and Old Crow Medicine Show Revue Thrills Tucson

Brandi Carlile and Old Crow Medicine Show entertain Tucson as a conjoined entity with incredible Americana flair.

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8 Sep 2016 // 7:54 AM

Whiskey Myers: Mud

Despite making notable efforts to diversify their style, Whiskey Myers still "love it deep down in the South" on Mud.

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8 Sep 2016 // 7:38 AM

Cass McCombs: Mangy Love

Cass McCombs, one of the foremost character architects in the contemporary indie scene, introduces a new dramatis personae of eccentrics and troubled souls on Mangy Love.

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7 Sep 2016 // 2:20 AM

Allah-Las: Calico Review

The sound may be retro, but Allah-Las focus upon the now with a strong set of songs on their third release.

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Hard Working Americans Conjure Vintage Vibes at the Fillmore

The Fillmore is elevated into its higher realm as a transformative sonic temple of sound and light.

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In Defense of the Infinite Universe in 'No Man's Sky'

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"The common cries of disappointment that surround No Man’s Sky stem from the exciting idea of an infinite universe clashing with the harsh reality of an infinite universe.

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