Wednesday, December 9 2009
In 2009, well-known artists reliably produced solid albums, lesser-known artists did things that were often surprising and successful, archives were trawled by enthusiasts, old songs were excavated, polished, and compiled, and labels both large and small kept moving stubbornly on.
Tuesday, February 11 2014
Pioneers of West African trance-rock release their best album in years.
Sunday, July 1 2012
The 2012 Clearwater Festival brought environmental sustainability, grass roots activism and great music to a beautiful riverside park.
Thursday, September 1 2011
With guest musicians and dialed-back acoustics, Tinariwen offers a strangely tentative album.
Monday, August 17 2009
For a band whose name means “empty places” in their native Tamashek, Tinariwen better get used to spending a lot more time away from their beloved desert homeland.
Thursday, March 15 2007
Tinariwen plays rock guitar with a rangy American sound, broad and lazy and slow.
Friday, April 4 2014
Unfortunately, Tinariwen can't return home to Mali due to political instability but maybe there is some solace in their resplendent desert blues.
Thursday, February 27 2014
As guitarist and singer Abdallah Ag Alhousseyni explained sagely, Tinariwen's music has a global message.
Monday, April 12 2010
Tinariwen paid a visit to Brooklyn's Bell House this past February.