southern rock

The Black Keys Get Into a ‘Dropout Boogie’

The Black Keys Get Into a ‘Dropout Boogie’

Primarily fashioned in Southern rock and soul jams, the Black Keys’ Dropout Boogie will make you do what the name suggests: boogie.

Allman Family Revival Carry the Torch at San Francisco’s Fabled Fillmore

Allman Family Revival Carry the Torch at San Francisco’s Fabled Fillmore

Allman Family Revival and a slew of all star guests come together in sensational fashion to honor the legacy of the Allman Brothers Band at rock’s most hallowed hall.

North Mississippi Allstars ‘Set Sail’ to Higher Ground in Sacramento

North Mississippi Allstars ‘Set Sail’ to Higher Ground in Sacramento

It’s a rare band whose newer material shines just as brightly in the live setting as their older classics, but North Mississippi Allstars are just such a group.

North Mississippi Allstars ‘Set Sail’ with a Mellow But Effective Groove

North Mississippi Allstars ‘Set Sail’ with a Mellow But Effective Groove

North Mississippi Allstars are still creating memorable music but from a decidedly more mellow state of mind, as on Set Sail.

Southern Country Rocker Brent Cobb Goes Gospel on ‘And Now, Let’s Turn to Page…’

Southern Country Rocker Brent Cobb Goes Gospel on ‘And Now, Let’s Turn to Page…’

Brent Cobb selected eight classic old-time gospel favorites because these songs evoked his childhood experiences and stoked his desire to pray with others.

Rockers Rob Aldridge and the Proponents Think ‘Mind Over Manners’ Is the Answer

Rockers Rob Aldridge and the Proponents Think ‘Mind Over Manners’ Is the Answer

Whether he’s detailing the negative aspects of life or celebrating the positive ones, Southern rock’s Rob Aldridge asks us to use our minds and our hearts.  

Lord Nelson’s ‘Transmission’ Reveals the Power and Beauty of Rock Played at a Loud Volumes

Lord Nelson’s ‘Transmission’ Reveals the Power and Beauty of Rock Played at a Loud Volumes

Lord Nelson’s bark may not be worse than their bite—their bark is their bite. They alert you to the power and glory of loud rock ‘n’ roll.

Gov’t Mule’s ‘Heavy Load Blues’ Will Lighten Your Burden

Gov’t Mule’s ‘Heavy Load Blues’ Will Lighten Your Burden

Heavy jam legends Gov’t Mule lay bare their roots on Heavy Load Blues, resulting in one of the most satisfying albums of the year.

Marcus King Pays Tribute to Neal Casal on “No One Above You”

Marcus King Pays Tribute to Neal Casal on “No One Above You”

Marcus King transforms Neal Casal’s acoustic ballad “No One Above You” into something resembling a lost Allman Brothers track circa 1975.

Marshall Tucker Band’s Doug Gray on the Joy of Creative Fusion

Marshall Tucker Band’s Doug Gray on the Joy of Creative Fusion

PopMatters talks with Marshall Tucker Band founder Doug Gray about how embracing variety helps to ensure longevity.

Americana’s Wild Feathers Celebrate “Another Sunny Day” (premiere)

Americana’s Wild Feathers Celebrate “Another Sunny Day” (premiere)

The Wild Feathers’ new single “Another Sunny Day” has a breezy shuffling tempo, beautiful harmony singing, gentle guitars, and wears a great big smile.

Paul Thorn Knows It’s ‘Never Too Late to Call’ on Those You Love

Paul Thorn Knows It’s ‘Never Too Late to Call’ on Those You Love

On Never Too Late to Call, Paul Thorn charmingly delivers a serious message as a Southern gentleman because he gives a damn.