Articles tagged todd rundgren, robert johnson, blues, music, rock

8 Nov 2016 // 3:25 AM

The Pretenders: Alone

Chrissie Hynde returns with the Pretenders and a renewed collaboration with Dan Auerbach to reflect and rebel with confidence and loss.

READ more
The FAQ On Frank Zappa Gives It To Us Quick and Dirty

If you don't have time to scour every corner of the internet seeking the answers to these questions, Joe Corcelli will do it for you.

READ more
Van Morrison: Keep Me Singing

The Irish singer draws on a variety of vocal traditions from Celtic folk to contemporary jazz, and he combines them through the sheer force of his being.

READ more
Former Cure Man Finds Peace On the Road to Recovery

This volume is more than a day-to-day account of life inside the band: It's the story of how Lol Tolhurst came back from the brink and emerged a fuller man.

READ more

1 Nov 2016 // 12:30 PM

Goat - “Union of Mind and Soul” (Singles Going Steady)

As always, Goat is here to puzzle with raw screams and psychedelia.

READ more

31 Oct 2016 // 11:51 AM

Reno - “Heaven” (video) (premiere)

Portland's Reno releases his debut album that blends psych rock, classic rock 'n' roll, Americana, and honky tonk and shares amazing new animated video.

READ more
“Galveston Bay” and Bruce Springsteen’s Search for the Promised Land

In a year when banning an entire culture from entry into the US is a key election point, the inclusiveness and humanism of Springsteen's "Galveston Bay" has never been more essential.

READ more
Luke Winslow-King: I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always

A break-up album that covers both a map of the heart and America’s musical heartland.

READ more
Jimmy Eat World: Integrity Blues

Arizona's power-pop emo heroes are back with a diverse new album full of sonic riches and emotional maturity.

READ more
Cheena: Spend the Night With…

Cheena’s music can sometimes feel like a vapid novelty: fun while it lasts but short on ideas that would give you a desire to revisit.

READ more
The Answer - ‘Solas’ (album stream) (premiere) + Interview

Northern Ireland's the Answer returns with a mature and heartfelt examination of the life and its most painful and rewarding moments.

READ more
Melvin Seals and JGB Keep the Flame Burning at Terrapin Crossroads

There’s a spiritual sustenance of sorts in Garcia’s music that can be hard to put a finger on per se, but the continuing demand and praise for these celestial harmonics is empirical evidence of its existence.

READ more
Dreams, Diaries, and Getting Down: Individualizing the Past Through Youth and Nostalgia

Despite its limitations, television can help viewers make sense of and shape both the world and the struggle for social change.

READ more
Melissa Etheridge: MEmphis Rock and Soul

MEmphis Rock and Soul finds Etheridge lacking the secret ingredient that once made these songs timeless classics.

READ more

19 Oct 2016 // 2:30 AM

Big Star: Complete Third

The premiere cult band's strangest record is reissued with every recording from its legendary sessions, presenting a story of its creator's descent into madness.

READ more
David Bromberg Band: The Blues, the Whole Blues and Nothing But the Blues

On his 18th album, David Bromberg teaches a master-class not only in the history of blues-inflected Americana but also in how to keep that music alive and relevant.

READ more
The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst Shares His View Behind the Drum Kit

Founding drummer of The Cure Lol Tolhurst explores the creation of the classic band, their meteoric rise, his alcohol-fueled crash, and his personal rebirth.

READ more
What Happened, Miss Simone? Captures Its Subject in Stained Glass

This award-winning documentary raises the bar for how Simone is represented in popular culture and history books. It's now on DVD with a 15-song bonus CD.

READ more

Bob Dylan opened the doors of what was possible in popular music with his 1965 single "Like a Rolling Stone".

READ more
Two Separate Memoirs Tell the Singular Tale of the Beach Boys

Now two key figures in the Beach Boys have emerged with memoirs that offer conflicting histories of one of America’s most revered bands and their contributions to it.

READ more
More Recent Articles
//Mixed media
//Blogs

Of Pillow Forts and Play: Epic Games' 'Fortnite'

// Moving Pixels

"Everybody loves building a fort.

READ the article