Friday, November 7 2014
On his first solo release, Epic (from the Chicago hip-hop maestros BBU) obliterates the boundary between personal and political.
In his new memoir, “Los Cocuyos” (Ecco, $25.99), inaugural poet Richard Blanco — who was born in Madrid to Cuban exile parents — revisits his childhood growing up
The latest video from "the high priestess of feminist folk" Ani DiFranco pairs a tune from her latest LP, Allergic to Water, with intriguing linear imagery.
You might not associate SPC ECO's synth-driven "One for the Little One" to frontman Dean Garcia's previous work in Curve at first, but the track's frenetic energy will help you make the connection.
You know a music video is gonna be good when it begins with the burning of Barbie dolls. That's but one of many reasons why Ruby the RabbitFoot's latest video, "Misery", is worth a watch.
Alison Moyet hasn't lost an ounce of artistic vitality despite a long and productive 35-year career. For proof, give the live version of "All Cried Out", from her forthcoming live album minutes and seconds, a spin or three.
Dallas, Texas troubador Ronnie Fauss calls the tune "The Big Catch" the "emotional anchor" of his just released album, Built to Break.
Thursday, November 6 2014
Neo-old-timey string band Old Crow Medicine Show released one of the best Americana albums of the year in Remedy.
“I wanted buzzwords,” William Gibson says of his early writing ambitions. “I wanted buzz-neologisms, really.”
The Seattle indie rockers Smokey Brights have a complex and intriguing new album in Taste for Blood.