The Gaslight Anthem’s first album in almost ten years, History Books, is a concise ten-track that aims to recapture the sound of their most successful outings.
Rocker Jerry Joseph takes a bite of the Big Apple, enlisting producer Eric Ambel to make a NYC rock ‘n’ roll record, Baby, You’re the Man Who Would Be King.
Michael Hann’s oral history The Gospel of the Hold Steady traces the band’s image, music, and challenges in a brilliant chronicle of the promise of rock ‘n’ roll.
Restless and powerful, Detroit band New Twenty Saints’ new self-titled sophomore LP takes influences from its Rust Belt environment to deliver heartland rock.
The Price of Progress has all the hallmarks of the Hold Steady but with just enough swerves to keep it interesting. It’s a worthy addition to their catalog.
Happy 40th anniversary to Tom Petty’s Long After Dark album, an underrated manual for creatives in existential crisis. Enjoy this excerpt from Straight Into Darkness: Tom Petty as Rock Mystic.
With 1987’s Tunnel of Love, Bruce Springsteen left the highway and E-Street Band to make “married music” and found himself reckoning with time and mortality.
Bruce Springsteen’s Magic is one of his best, most cohesive albums, but it tends to get overlooked when considering his career. Here’s why it shouldn’t be.
Bruce Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball has proven to be a timeless call for class solidarity with today’s anger at billionaire greed and working-class struggles.
John Mellencamp’s Strictly a One-Eyed Jack is cohesively designed and features beautifully articulated performances and arrangements. His tough swagger always belied a pained vulnerability.
Before he sang about outcasts and shared the stage with Springsteen, Brian Fallon was singing songs like those in his new Christmas album, Night Divine.