Thursday, May 9 2013
Rod the Mod attempts to get back to where it once began. Time waits for no one, but Tom Waits for you.
Wednesday, May 16 2012
At 79, Willie Nelson can still sing the hell out of the right song, but the songwriter is likely to be somebody else.
Tuesday, October 25 2011
Bad As Me is a bracing, defiant attack against things as usual. Its clash and clatter are combative, but in the end -- and here's what throws the suits off -- utterly beautiful.
Monday, September 26 2011
This is not the end.
Friday, August 5 2011
Tuesday, July 12 2011
With The Homeland Directive writer Robert Venditti offers a deep and meditative work on the nature of personhood in an era of mass marketing. Easily the equal of the illustrious works of John Reed or Jonathan Franzen, The Homeland Directive elevates both the political thriller genre and the comics medium.
Monday, March 28 2011
The blues is full of songs about mean mistreater women, and Howlin' Wolf recorded more than a few. But in "Who's Been Talkin'", Wolf puts the blame for failed love affair on himself.
Friday, December 24 2010
Wednesday, September 29 2010
When the list of nominated artists for the 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was released this morning, there were a few surprises.
Sunday, December 6 2009
The idiosyncrasy with which the long-revered songwriter has built his legacy on transpires just as fascinatingly through a live venue as it does on his studio records.