Emotionally Amanda Shires’ Take It Like a Man interlaces heartache and disappointment with the profoundly temporal joys of new beginnings and aches of desire.
The 2022 Newport Folk Festival was one for the books. Appearances from two legendary American musicians (Paul Simon and Joni Mitchell) left people weeping in joy.
Creating space to honor intense feelings was the goal of Maggie Rogers’ NYC performance and she achieved it. The crowd left with a sense of “feral joy”.
On Beatopia, beabadoobee seems to be running from the adolescence that gave us 2017’s “Coffee” while simultaneously drawing inspiration from it.
Trixie Mattel discusses her new double album, the drive to stay authentic in drag, and the ways her superstar persona affects her real life.
The first thing you’ll notice about Rachel McElhiney is that deceptively powerful voice, which is a beautiful vehicle for her jazz-flecked tunes.
This playlist spotlights the best new songs across the varied genres PopMatters covers. Today features Conal Kelly, Bailey Tomkinson, Shady Baby, and Fionn.
One can’t hear the Cactus Blossoms without being reminded of the Everly Brothers. If they continue to produce such good music, the opposite may be true soon.
On Belle and Sebastian’s first album in seven years, A Bit of Previous, the cozy Glaswegians prioritize candor and retain a bit of their previous magic.
Joan Osborne is known for a generational hit she didn’t even write, but all these decades later, she is still finding a new audience for her folk-pop charmers.
Joan Osborne’s Radio Waves is a career retrospective inside a live album inside a rarities compilation, a turducken of a music anthology and the result is tasty.