Wednesday, February 22 2012
Like punk rock and heavy metal, country music has a formula and violating that formula is a kind of betrayal, a heresy for which one may not be forgiven. In Americana, such betrayals and unexpected turns are often welcomed.
Friday, August 19 2011
Wash your hands in lye water; you've got a date with the Band's 1969 self-titled masterpiece. Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn are giving it a listen -- look out Cleveland!
Monday, July 11 2011
Writer Chris Roberson's offer of a bold new Elric as struggling with notions of American identity on a grand historical scale couldn't be more timeous. But does he lose the quintessential nature of Moorcock's command over various genre?
Thursday, June 23 2011
The Band’s mythical country rock came to define a genre with its illuminating self-titled second record.
Tuesday, April 19 2011
Thursday, April 7 2011
On his fifth proper solo album, Robertson puts a lot of effort into trying to sound effortless.
Friday, October 8 2010
Mersereau's likeable follow-up to The Top 100 Canadian Albums is another portrait of Canadian pop culture that's as eccentric as it is argument-instigating.
Wednesday, February 10 2010
Sunday, November 22 2009
This 40-year-old classic still has its thrills -- enough to make you wish that you, too, had a bike with a teardrop gas tank emblazoned with the American flag.