Plucking chords with steel-tipped determination, Buffalo Nichols brandishes his songs with the worn sentimentality that has had many scarred souls in lonely bars crying into their beers.
Michael J. Sheehy sings of transcendence and resolve and, driven by a poignancy that can only be of the preserve of songwriters everywhere.
“Stay Down” is an unfussy, short but sweet delight, in which Blu trades his conversational rhymes with the ruminative verses of Mickey Factz.
Sultry, hypnotic, and quietly ruthless, Jacques Deray’s La Piscine is a slow-burner rife with impossible beauty and turbulent emotion.
John Edgar Wideman’s You Made Me Love You features an array of impressive, thought-provoking stories of considerable depth.
Mike Ladd with producer Rough pulls up a wealth of succulent groove on The Dead Can Rap, nudging the think tank of his polemic poetry onto the dancefloor.
The OBGMs generate a sound that’s altogether brutal, sensual, raucous, and hungry on The Ends. It’s been long-listed for the Polaris Music Prize.
Céline and Julie Go Boating transcends its mystic device of hijacked cinéma verité to present an authentic idea of truth in the contrived world of celluloid.
The London Souls’ Tash Neal talks with PopMatters about his solo career, the funk and soul influences in his fiery rock music, and moving beyond the trauma of his life-altering accident.