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15 Aug 2011 // 12:00 PM

Jeff Bridges: Jeff Bridges

In the wake of Crazy Heart, Jeff Bridges proves that his musical skill is for real, even if for the most part he's treading familiar ground.

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9 Aug 2011 // 8:57 PM

Nicole Mitchell: Awakening

Avant-garde veteran Nicole Mitchell will neither tarnish nor advance her reputation with the kindly Awakening.

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The Summer Set: Everything’s Fine

The Summer Set seeks to find a new identity in the form of catchy pop rock.

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Sondre Lerche: Sondre Lerche

A step back from the bolder experimentation on previous records, Sondre Lerche unfortunately loses some of the excellence of Lerche's past work.

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Joe Lally: Why Should I Get Used to It

Former Fugazi bassist releases a solo record of groove-centered cuts that deserve proper attention.

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Daft Punk Is Playing at Your House: 10 Essential Dance-Rock Albums

Today, the intersection of dance music and rock music seems only natural. However, the process has been in the making for decades, and this list provides an introduction to ten of the best albums this genre combination has to offer.

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Rory Block: Shake ‘Em on Down

The guitar playing? Great. The singing? Not so much...

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Syl Johnson: 24 June 2011 - Brooklyn

Seventy-four years young, Syl Johnson is as dynamic a performer as ever.

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Brigitte DeMeyer Gets Religion, Hallelujah!

Singer songwriter Brigitte DeMeyer moved to Nashville from the Bay Area last year. Her new material (her next album Rose of Jericho is due to

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26 Jun 2011 // 9:00 PM

Warren Haynes: Man in Motion

The legendary guitarist explores his more soulful side.

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23 Jun 2011 // 8:56 PM

Silverstein: Rescue

Post-hardcore outfit Silverstein tread off the worn path and into new territory with exciting results.

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Robyn Writhes in an Empty Gym While Pleading to “Call Your Girlfriend”

The video for Robyn‘s truly magnificent track (possibly the best from Body Talk, vol.3) is a simple one-take video where we see the electro

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Quintron: Sucre du Sauvage

A charming New Orleans tribute that sounds nothing like the Treme soundtrack, but a little bit like Half Japanese.

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David Bazan: Strange Negotiations

Bazan is an expert craftsman, effective singer, and hard worker, and his new album's about as exciting as road construction.

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30 May 2011 // 8:58 PM

Scarlet Season: The Taxidermist

Scarlet Season falls flat with The Taxidermist, resorting to cheesy metaphors and cliché angst-rock beats.

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26 May 2011 // 9:00 PM

Peter Case: The Case Files

The Case Files is not a new Peter Case album per se, but rather an odds and sods collection of demos, outtakes, one live shot and other rarities recorded between 1985 and 2010.

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25 May 2011 // 9:00 PM

Amon Tobin: ISAM

After four years of work, Amon Tobin returns with the most forward-thinking electronic album you're likely to hear for quite some time: the stunning ISAM.

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Various Artists: Alligator Records 40th Anniversary Collection

Forty years is enough time to produce a surfeit of good music, but somehow the label's staff has compiled a two-disc set that's a fitting tribute.

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Rocking Chair Blues: Howlin’ Wolf - “Tell Me”

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.

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The Waterboys: In a Special Place

In a Special Place is a demos and outtakes collection of material that comprised the Waterboys’ arguably second-best album, 1985's This Is the Sea. Which begs the question: what’s the point?

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