Sunday, February 3 2013
The two-day 2012 edition of Slipped Discs -- where we feature great albums that missed our Best Albums of 2012 -- kicks off with PopMatters writers offering their personal picks for some of the best records of last year.
Tuesday, January 20 2009
From AmpLive to Damien Jurado, PopMatters offers up the first batch of Slipped Discs, 40 great albums that didn't quite make our year-end list in 2008, but our writers thought belonged there.
Wednesday, December 17 2008
It did seem -- perhaps because of the genre's traditional real-world concerns -- like a lot of the year's best Americana releases sensed the storm clouds gathering.
Tuesday, December 9 2008
Former (or current) members of the Dream Syndicate, Fleetwood Mac, and the Wallflowers are just a few of the best singer-songwriters stepping out on their own this year.
Thursday, June 14 2012
The latest release from one of Austin, Texas' favorite sons finds him furthering his partnership with Tony Visconti and Chuck Prophet and expanding upon his varying influences.
Sunday, March 25 2012
Andrew Bird was a fitting conclusion to the NPR showcase and Alejandro Escovedo's closing party is an annual highlight of SXSW.
Thursday, August 5 2010
With songs as good as those on Street Songs of Love, Alejandro Escovedo may finally be recognized as one of America’s finest musical treasures.
Sunday, October 11 2009
Acting as a final curtain call on summer festivals in Chicago, the Hideout Block party was back for its 13th installment, but what a difference a year can make.
Tuesday, June 24 2008
A poetic country-gone-glam gem, the latest in Alejandro Escovedo's legendary alt-country career finds him chronicling the stories and characters of his past as a way to live in the present.
Friday, April 29 2011
At 60, Alejandro Escovedo is rocking like he did when he was a kid, playing in punk bands such as the Nuns, Rank & File and the