Wednesday, October 19 2016
Four recent releases demonstrate the stylistic range and power of jazz that isn't hemmed in by chords.
Tuesday, October 11 2016
Crescenzo is proud yet humble, blunt, and occasionally enigmatic in discussing Act V, as well as the past and future of The Dear Hunter in general.
Friday, September 30 2016
Melancholy, in its deepest truth, is not bereft of hope but rather relies upon it.
Thursday, September 8 2016
One of Sweden's most outspoken and celebrated rappers returns with an album of eerie hip-hop noir, where the heavy grooves luxuriate in the nebulous fog of despair.
Monday, August 29 2016
Beardfish may've broken up, but they left us with one of the most humorous, colorful, intricate, and distinctive discographies in all of progressive rock.
Thursday, August 25 2016
There are more podcasts than you can shake a flash drive at these days. Though the number of 'casts that embrace Americana music is growing, these two stand out.
Wednesday, August 10 2016
Becca Stevens, a perfect exemplar musician of boundary-less "jazz" in 2016, makes the case for the power and difficulty of art-pop in our age.
Monday, August 8 2016
How a song by Protomartyr keeps taking on new meaning in the age of Donald Trump.
Tuesday, July 19 2016
René Marie, like Gregory Porter, writes songs and creates records that have the soul and story-telling impulse to reach beyond jazz audiences.
Wednesday, July 13 2016
America's working poor exist in a shadow cast by the harsh light of prosperity. "Working Poor" speaks from those shadows, creates light within that space, and insists on being heard.
Nick Soulsby’s interview book for completists is not meant to entertain -- it's a 500-page death march.
Wednesday, July 6 2016
It’s funny how a dream, which has its basis in the intangible unknown and is full of fanciful fabrications, can lead to an indisputable truth. Daho soundtracks such dreams.
Friday, July 1 2016
The Allman Brothers band receives attention for its southern rock tendencies, but its secret weapon was, for a time, the country inflections brought forth by guitarist Dickey Betts.
Tuesday, June 21 2016
Prokofiev's The Fiery Angel offers everything movie goers seek: debauchery, religious obsession, exorcisms, devilish abuses, graphic sexual assault, and a variety of horrific effects both musical and visual.
Thursday, June 16 2016
Remember when Mumford and Sons spent their pre-show hours swinging from tires in a lake crowded with fans?
Wednesday, June 15 2016
Their style is loose, but not without form; cluttered, though sometimes spare; common, but not ordinary; discounted, but not cheap; public, but out-of-the-way; historical, but liable to disappear at any moment.
Tuesday, June 7 2016
On what would have been the groundbreaking musician's 58th birthday, a reflection on his final chord.
Monday, June 6 2016
Agalloch regularly melded metaphysical ponderings into its light-and-dark sonic tapestries, yielding a catalog that’s as enticing intellectually as it is musically.
Monday, May 16 2016
Prince's life is over but his music is not, and that music was never just about him, and it was never just about me, and it was never just about you.
Friday, May 13 2016
Quietly, brilliantly, Brooklyn-based jazz trumpeter Ralph Alessi is everywhere at once, defining the music with flexibility and freedom.