On "Back Door Man", Howlin' Wolf offers the alluring promise of illicit midnight pleasure.
For the 32nd edition of Counterbalance, Mendelsohn and Klinger sang about the sun and danced among the trees. As a result they very nearly missed their deadline. Nevertheless, their take on Massive Attack's 1991 trip-hop masterpiece is next.
The force behind one of 2011's most enthralling releases, Femi Kuti ruminates on music, politics, and his children's happiness.
When not collaborating with David Byrne, playing violin for Weezer, or covering Who albums with just her voice, If By Yes' Petra Haden is perfecting her Moonwalk and learning how to make ProTools work . . .
Sexual poaching and its consequences become a life and death drama in Howlin’ Wolf’s “Down in the Bottom”.
The apples turn to brown and black, the tyrant’s face is red, and Klinger and Mendelsohn are taking a look at the 1971 colossus Led Zeppelin IV. Does anyone remember laughter?
Here Holy Spain offers tenacious thunder for the true blue rock 'n roll redux crow.
In between becoming ascendant and outmoded, compact discs had a complicated integration into the mainstream. Still, it’s almost impossible to explain to the uninitiated how unbelievably great compact discs sounded in the mid-’80s.
Despite their famous folk lineage, the Chapin Sisters are proudly stepping out on their own, and in answering PopMatters' 20 Questions, they start debating between the Beach Boys and the Beatles, Star Trek and Star Wars, and how they once got to share the stage with DMC . . .
"Goin' Down Slow" is a dramatic tour de force in three minutes and 18 seconds, standing as the most emotionally-shattering performance on Rocking Chair.