Next Week in Music | Nov. 28 – Dec. 4 • New Books

Holly and P.P. and Brady and The Beatles and Smith and Styles and Rock Camp and rastas. And plenty more besides. Black Friday may be over, but the music...

Next Week in Music | Nov. 28 – Dec. 4 • On TV

Looks like the Americans — or at least their talk show hosts — are still feeling sluggish after all that turkey last week. But you can still give thanks...

Back Stories | The Life & Death of Jimi Hendrix

Nov. 27, 2022 would have been Jimi Hendrix’s 80th birthday. Here's a slightly edited version of a feature I wrote back in 2010 to mark the 40th anniversary of...

Stylus Counsel | Area Resident’s Records

I recently somehow began acquiring deep-cut Beatles covers. It started a month ago when I spotted a copy of The Dudes Doin’ Business by Jimmy McGriff & Junior Parker....

Weekend Mixtape | 127 Songs That Are Just Right (Side 6)

I don't celebrate American Thanksgiving. I could give two wet farts about Black Friday. But I do enjoy this time of year — only because it's a tiny pool...

Albums Of The Week: Gladie | Don’t Know What You’re In Until You’re Out

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Don’t Know What You’re In Until You’re Out, the second full-length from Philadelphia band Gladie, opens with a contemplative instrumental called Purple Year. Along with...

Albums Of The Week: Ghost of Fu Kang Walker | The Ghost of Fu...

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Described in a Facebook comment as ‘The Middle Earth of Lehigh Valley stoner metal,’ The Ghost of Fu Kang Walker stand out in a Pennsylvania...

Albums Of The Week: Gunslingers | Supreme Asphalt Doser

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Brothers and sisters, the new Gunslingers album — recorded on an analog four-track recorder back in 2012, and mixed and mastered from tape in 2022...

Albums Of The Week: Alix | Last Dreamer

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “After nine long years of silence, Alix return louder than ever with their fifth album Last Dreamer. On this ambitious new work, their massive sound dives...

Albums Of The Week: The Smith Street Band | Life After Football

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “The Smith Street Band’s sixth album Life After Football is the followup to the Australian indie-rock band's chart-topping album Don’t Waste Your Anger, which was...

Albums Of The Week: Les Big Byrd | Eternal Light Brigade

THE TRANSLATED & EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Supergroups tend to be better on paper than in practice. However, that does not apply to Les Big Byrd. On the contrary, the indisputable...

Albums Of The Week: Los Palms | Skeleton Ranch

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Los Palms’ debut album Skeleton Ranch serves up an infectious and hedonistic cocktail of jangly surf-rock, 1960s garage and 13th-floor psychedelia. The Adelaide outfit describe...

Albums Of The Week: Robert Gordon with Chris Spedding | Hellafied

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “From the vault of rockabilly heroes Robert Gordon and Chris Spedding comes this excellent collection of previously unreleased studio recordings from the late '90s. Hellafied contains...

Albums Of The Week: Jamie Lenman | The Atheist

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “After a rollercoaster two years promoting his last offering King Of Clubs in the middle of a global pandemic, alt-rock legend Jamie Lenman returns with...

Albums Of The Week: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers | Live At The Fillmore...

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “The long-awaited new box set Live At the Fillmore 1997 is Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ first live album in 13 years. Before starting the...

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