Sarah Shook and the Disarmers: Sidelong

Sarah Shook and the Disarmers: Sidelong

By Ed Whitelock

Sarah Shook is a honky-tonk badass with a chip on her shoulder and a kickass back-up band dedicated to the beauty of the profane. 26 Apr 2017 // 2:30 AM

Read more
//Recent Reviews
Andy Fairweather Low: Sweet Soulful Music

Low returns from the 1960s to make lovely pop music.

READ more

14 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

TAPS

TAPS suffers from its post-Vietnam jingoistic voice and a story that you simply don't want to buy into.

READ more

14 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Ruffians #1-4

Ruffians is the kind of book that has the potential to appeal to everyone from superhero-obsessed fanfolk to jaded indie fans, from "cute critter" enthusiasts to teenagers who shop at Hot Topic.

READ more
The Heart Attacks: Hellbound and Heartless

While bands such as the Darkness and Wolfmother are cashing in on the neo-glam resurgence, Hellcat found a bunch of childish pseudo-criminals from Atlanta to continue this ill-fated trend.

READ more
Parkway Drive: Killing With a Smile

Please, we have too many bad metalcore bands in America to have to deal with Australian ones, too.

READ more
Cowboy Junkies: Long Journey Home [DVD]

The Junkies have matured, and that's not a bad thing.

READ more
James Hunter: ...Believe What I Say

James Hunter fell under our noses earlier this year with his impressive old school R&B debut album. But wait! His debut album was in 1996?!? I must get with the program.

READ more
Sally Nyolo and the Original Bands of Yaoundé: Studio Cameroon

Some of these musicians seem to be the equivalent of those local groups that play at the pub down the road.

READ more

14 Dec 2006 // 9:00 PM

Nels Cline: New Monastery

Underground PoMo avant shenanigans put an extra shine on some timeless left-field jazz classics.

READ more
Steve Earle: The Definitive Collection: 1983-1987

Summarizing Steve Earle’s amazing career in one disc just isn't possible, but you can't go wrong with any compilation of the master.

READ more
More Recent Reviews

//Mixed media
//Blogs

The Moving Pixels Podcast Becomes the 'Beholder'

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to think that we would never be complicit with the dictates of an authoritarian regime, but Beholder reveals how complicated such choices can become.

READ the article