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.
Friday, December 26 2014
The mainstream appeal of Daniel Lanois' Anti-Thesis show may not have been huge, but the creativity level of the performances ranks among the highest of all shows in 2014.
Thursday, December 11 2014
This five-track, half-hour live set is an offshoot of the longer album Emmaar.
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, October 6 2014
The Saharan band Tinariwen have been going strong since coming to international acclaim in the late ‘90s, playing the largest music festivals in the world and receiving a Grammy in 2012 for the album Tassili.
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.