Thursday, December 20 2012
R&B was as vibrant and diverse a genre as any in 2012, a year that saw the rise of breakout acts and the returns of old-school vets.
Wednesday, October 22 2014
This disc marks the official arrival of a major talent: clearly steeped in the blues tradition who can shift seamlessly between feedback-frenzied rawness and cool, old school soul and funk.
Sunday, July 20 2014
From the minimalist indie rock of Spoon to the extravagant performance by OutKast, day one of Forecastle did not disappoint.
Tuesday, October 23 2012
Gary Clark Jr.'s major label debut is an uneven attempt at making a legend out of an artist that may just have the talent to one day earn that title. As for the present, there's still work to do.
Tuesday, November 20 2012
If you have a chance to check Clark out live, do so. He sounds fine in a studio setting, and I encourage you to grab his new disc. But like most of the better acts, especially of the jazz and blues idioms, he needs to be seen to be appreciated, and believed.