Keane | Cause & Effect

WHO ARE THEY? The veteran British pop-rockers who earned fame, fortune, awards and adulation in their homeland with their piano-based, guitar-free sound — but could never quite crack the...

Liam Gallagher | Why Me? Why Not.

WHO IS HE? The formerly supersonic frontman of Oasis and Beady Eye. Brother Noel’s eternal sparring partner and constant foil. Britpop's leading parka and anorak enthusiast. The singer with...

Brittany Howard | Jaime

WHO IS SHE? The singer, guitarist and primary songwriter of southern-fried soul-rockers The Alabama Shakes. And the woman with one of the mightiest and most distinctive voices in contemporary...

Robbie Robertson | Sinematic

WHO IS HE? The Band’s main man. Ronnie Hawkins and Bob Dylan’s old sidekick. Martin Scorsese’s former roommate. An erstwhile resident of Big Pink and Shangri-La. One of the...

Back Stories | My 2002 Interview With Marty Stuart

With Ken Burns’ latest superb music documentary series Country airing this month, I figured it made sense to pull out some interviews I've done with country legends over the...

Dylan’s Nashville Bootleg Box Tops Today’s Album Announcements

Even Bob Dylan is paying attention to Ken Burns’ Country, it seems. Zimmy has just announced that the next chapter in his neverending Bootleg Series will be a three-disc...
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Indie Roundup (Two-Bit Edition) | 25 Songs To Change Up Your Midweek

Micah Erenberg plays outside, Dearly Beloved come of age, Crossed Keys can't catch a break, Kadavar and The Cosmic Riders of the Black Sun bring out the best in...

Back Stories | My 2009 Interview With Rosanne Cash

With Ken Burns' latest superb music documentary series Country  airing this month, I figured it made sense to pull out some interviews I've done with country legends over the...
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Van Morrison’s Three Chords And The Truth Tops Today’s Album Announcements

Van Morrison has been on quite the creative roll lately. And I have no reason to think it will end with Three Chords And The Truth, the Belfast cowboy's...

Back Stories | My 2010 Interview With Merle Haggard

Since Ken Burns’ latest superb music documentary series Country is airing this month, I figured it made sense to pull out some interviews I've done with country legends over...

Short Subjects | Seven Indie EPs That Won’t Waste Your Time

At this time of year, the new releases come so thick and fast that some days, all I can do is gather them in bunches and present them to...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Sept. 17, 1999

Two decades ago, new albums from Iggy Pop, Matthew Good, John Popper and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about...
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Indie Roundup | 11 Songs To Finish Off Your Monday

The Interrupters have Billie Eilish covered, Nêhiyawak hit the city, The Grahams are their own worst enemies, Rapport talk about love and more in today's Roundup. We've definitely got...

Back Stories | My 2012 Interview With Loretta Lynn

Since Ken Burns’ latest superb music documentary series Country is airing this month, I figured it made sense to pull out some interviews I've done with country legends over...
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RIP Ric Ocasek

First it was Daniel Johnston. Then Eddie Money. Now, to prove that celebrity deaths really do come in threes, Ric Ocasek of The Cars has reportedly died in Manhattan...

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