Wednesday, May 22 2013
The foremost virtue on each of these albums -- musically, lyrically, and especially vocally -- is Forbert’s exuberance, the unabashed joy of discovery he makes palpable on nearly every one of the tracks here.
Monday, May 20 2013
More than 60 acts are now confirmed for the festival, which runs from May 30 through June 2 in Nelsonville, Ohio.
Thursday, August 2 2012
More than just a rock performance piece, American Pop is an engrossing drama with a pathos that burns through the animation cells in certain scenes even to this day.
Friday, March 16 2012
Black rock musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone, and Arthur Lee (Love), as well as white soul musicians in the racially integrated bands playing on recordings of singers like Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett, existed during the '60s. So why is rock and soul so black and white?
Thursday, November 10 2011
The Icelandic singer-songwriter serves up a fine quintet of English-language songs; highlights include covers of Springsteen, Dylan, and Johnny Cash.
Wednesday, November 9 2011
A couple of tracks stand out on their own, but In Silence, as a whole, is an awkward hodgepodge of Irish folk music and sappy piano ballads.
Friday, November 4 2011
Bob Dylan and Joan Baez's self-proclaimed bastard son looks back in whimsy.
Thursday, October 13 2011
The only thing more exciting than the release of 12 previously unrecorded Hank Williams lyrics is the group of artists recruited to put them together.
Tuesday, October 4 2011
In a longstanding tradition of using company-wide shakeups to offer a new and engaging visions of Jonah Hex, All Star Western offers perhaps the sincerest reboot of the entire New 52 run.
Friday, September 30 2011
The threat of rain didn't prevent Wilco from playing to a sold-out crowd in Central Park last Thursday night.