The Mexican student struggle of 1968 reaches forward to democratic struggles today. Captured by Paco Ignacio Taibo II in two works, 1982's Calling All Heroes and this year's '68: The Mexican Autumn of the Tlatelolco Massacre, it's a powerful reminder of the resilience of democracy.
Haile Gerima's Bush Mama remains a critically transformative film, particularly in its most subliminal, yet important, proclamation: the days of separating "art" and "artist" are over. For in Black cinema, those days never existed to begin with.
For their Double Exposure tour, Chromatics travel through their endless gems in a masterful performance in Manchester.
This archival gospel soul release never flags, as Elizabeth King fulfills a true calling.
Rwandan folk trio, the Good Ones fight harsh reality with a sense of love and hope for their third album, Rwanda, You Should Be Loved.
Bob Dylan is going nowhere—and will continue to do so. That is his lot. That is our luck. He was there at the birth of America. He will be there at the funeral.
Pop-punk's Get Married recently released Songs For the Sleepless, and the video for "Adam West" puts the band's sturdy blue-collar punk sound on full display.
Nearly 30 years have gone into the making of Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson's seventh album as No-Man, Love You to Bits. Bowness speaks with PopMatters about returning to the duo's electronic early days, and how Love You to Bits may be the Terminator: Dark Fate of No-Man albums.
The four restored films in Kino Lorber's Blu-ray box. Ida Lupino: Filmmaker Collection, give viewers a fresh opportunity to consider the career of Ida Lupino, the only woman directing Hollywood features in the 1950s. Woman in Hiding (also from Kino Lorber) is an example of the work Lupino did as an actress for hire, and which allowed her to finance her own films.
Andrew Bird takes one of the year's best albums, My Finest Work Yet, on the road and delivers a stellar live version in its entirety with dynamic backing band.
Light in the Attic's Matt Sullivan discusses the legacy of the late L.A. singer-songwriter Jim Sullivan who set out for Nashville in 1975 and disappeared somewhere in New Mexico.
Folk-pop singer-songwriter Lily Kershaw, navigating through divided worlds on her new album, discusses her struggles with "my place in the universe" and the deep thinking behind the music video/song "Always & Forever".
Former Wildcat! Wildcat! founders re-team as Kid Nobody to deliver hazy, electronic-driven sounds that marry the chill of ambient with the drive of rock 'n' roll.
In her music industry memoir, Horror Stories, Liz Phair has a knack for imbuing the ordinary with a weighty and relatable significance.
Bruce Springsteen's 1995 album, The Ghost of Tom Joad, inherited and built upon some powerful 20th century American literary, political, and pop culture themes. Can we hear its haunting call in these times?
With their gospel soul, the Sensational Barnes Brothers kick off a new label with an old sound, providing good news for everyone.
Wave's status as Patti Smith's most unapologetically pop album reveals the most authentically "punk" gesture of her career: rejecting the idea that her genre capabilities begin and end with that four-letter word.
London Singer and Producer, MEI Fights Back Against Invisibility on "DIM: Don't Ignore Me" (premiere)
South London's MEI shares her brilliant new single for "DIM: Don't Ignore Me", which showcases her intriguing blend of electronic, hip-hop, and soul. MEI is truly an artist to watch.
Folk artist David Dondero's upcoming album, The Filter Bubble Blues, is a harrowing account of modern times. His new single "Easy Chair" is in part about "the narcissistic society perishes after one last photo of itself".
Lost Dog Street Band's Benjamin Tod Readies Release of Second Solo Album With "Saguaro's Flower" (premiere)
A Heart of Gold Is Hard to Find marks first effort Lost Dog Street Band's Benjamin Tod has recorded completely sober. "Every song on this album," he says, "is for someone." Hear "Saguaro's Flower" ahead of the 22 November record release.