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Hurray for the Riff Raff Finds ‘The Past Is Still Alive’

Hurray for the Riff Raff Finds ‘The Past Is Still Alive’

Hurray for the Riff understands that we are all part of the same world and share the same past. The past may be alive, but that doesn’t make us zombies.

The 50 Best Albums of 2022 So Far

The 50 Best Albums of 2022 So Far

The 50 best albums of 2022 offer sublime music as major artists return with new albums and brilliant new sounds bubble up from the underground and worldwide.

Hurray for the Riff Raff Discovers ‘Life on Earth’ Means More Than Just Other People

Hurray for the Riff Raff Discovers ‘Life on Earth’ Means More Than Just Other People

Hurray for the Riff Raff’s new songs explore different survival strategies one can take to endure and thrive during our short Life on Earth.

Alynda Segarra & The Special Men Issue “Don’t Tell Me That It’s Over” (premiere + interview)

Alynda Segarra & The Special Men Issue “Don’t Tell Me That It’s Over” (premiere + interview)

King James (Jimmy Horn) taps Hurray for the Riff Raff leader Alynda Segarra for soulful new single "Don't Tell Me That It's Over".

The 15 Best Americana Albums of 2017

The 15 Best Americana Albums of 2017

In Americana music the present is female. Two-thirds of our year-end list is comprised of albums by women. Here, then, are the women (and a few men) who represented the best in Americana in 2017.

Newport Folk Festival 2017 Hit All the Right Notes

Newport Folk Festival 2017 Hit All the Right Notes

A great weekend at Newport includes watching talented, diverse performers, participating in a protest song sing-along and maybe a lobster roll.
The Head and the Heart Get to Both at the Fox Theater

The Head and the Heart Get to Both at the Fox Theater

Even without frontman Johnson, The Head and the Heart host a soaring communal sing-along worthy of the price of admission.
SXSW’s Little Sister: Savannah Stopover Music Festival

SXSW’s Little Sister: Savannah Stopover Music Festival

As far as festivals go SXSW is a lot like the high school cheerleader. Everyone either wants her or wants to be her. If this be true, then the Savannah Stopover Music Festival is her little sister. Younger, more modest, and increasingly harder to overlook.
Hurray for the Riff Raff: Small Town Heroes

Hurray for the Riff Raff: Small Town Heroes

Small Town Heroes is a collection of songs that speak from and for the heart of America’s fringe.