Monday, October 8 2007
When I heard about the struggle Extra Golden went through to get their first album done, I didn't seriously think they would make a second one.
Thursday, September 27 2007
Tuesday, September 4 2007
Monday, August 27 2007
Hillstomp avoid the superfluous refinement which distances white blues conservationists from earlier performers. Bravo!
Monday, August 20 2007
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are back. And we still have to lean in to hear what they’re saying.
Thursday, August 2 2007
PopMatters talks to Joe Boyd, a man at the center of the folk, rock and blues scenes of the 1960s who lived to tell the tale. "The whole notion of folk music and an appreciation of things that are more rural and more traditional and more rustic than our lives are now is the privilege of the middle class."
Wednesday, July 25 2007
Ultimate, absolute, utter gusto would need more waaaaaow! but the gusto she's got is great.
Tuesday, June 19 2007
while Glint's humble, nice-guy act is a bit refreshing in an industry dominated by ego, the band would truly soar if it removed the shackles of its own making and just careened in every direction.
Monday, June 4 2007
That professional-amateur sound Hermannson is aiming for can be a tricky thing to perfect.
Tuesday, May 29 2007
Twenty-two track compilation covers eight decades of blues music, from Mamie Smith to Ali Farke Touré, with mixed results.