Next Week in Music | Feb. 25-March 3, 2019 • Birthdays & Anniversaries

I wouldn't want to live in the past. But I still like to visit every now and then. Here are the musical birthdays we'll be celebrating and the anniversaries...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews from Sept. 18, 1998

Two decades ago, new albums from Gomez, Godsmack and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here's what I had to say about them back then (with...

Tropical Fuck Storm | A Laughing Death in Meatspace

Just like Smucker's, Monkey Pus and Painful Rectal Itch, Tropical Fuck Storm have a name so awful they've got to be good. And oh man, are they ever. Formed...

Walter Lure & The Waldos | Wacka Lacka Loom Bop a Loom Bam Boo

If Johnny Thunders were alive today, he'd probably be trying to bum money off Water Lure. And why not? You could make the argument that Lure owes him. After...

Anthroprophh | Omegaville

This is not your grandaddy's power trio. Not unless your pop-pop worshipped at the well-worn altars of Hawkwind, The Stooges, MC5, Butthole Surfers, The Damned, Jimi Hendrix and Can....

The Joy Formidable | AAARTH

Welcome to The Bigger Roar. If not The Biggest. This Welsh power-trio fronted by pint-sized guitar goddess Ritzy Bryan have never been afraid to go off the beaten track...
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Late-Night TV Music (Diversity Edition) | Nov. 13, 2018

Diversity is always a good thing. And diversity is exactly what you got from Tuesday's late-night TV music lineup, which veered wildly from proggy art-rock to down-home country and...

Maggie Rogers | Heard It In A Past Life

It might seem like a lifetime ago. But really, it's only been a little more than two years since Maggie Rogers became an overnight sensation — thanks solely to...

La Chinga | Beyond the Sky

Several years ago, I was chatting with Gordie Johnson of Big Sugar about Van Halen’s impact on rock. The secret to their sound, he believed — and the element...

Rewinding February | The Best Albums of The Month

The shortest month of the year certainly wasn't short on great music. Here's an alphabetical list of the 15 best albums I heard during February, with links to my...

Marianne Faithfull | Negative Capability: Six Positive Thoughts

1 | There aren't many artists who can still deliver the goods at age 71 — especially when they've been through everything Marianne Faithfull has. But even though she hasn't...

The Struts | Young & Dangerous

You know what they say: There are no coincidences. And when it comes to the timing of this album, they're right. In what can only be described as one...

Keuning | Prismism

And then there were none. Or four, depending on your perspective. Killers lead guitarist and co-founder Dave Keuning — currently on hiatus from the band — is the fourth and...

Darrelle London | Sheep: Exclusive Video Premiere!

Toronto singer-songwriter Darrelle London is diving into the world of Kindie (Kid-Indie) with the lullaby album Sing to the Moon — and premiering the lyric video for her new...

Karly Driftwood | Too Mean to Die

Karly Driftwood does not play nice. Nor does she play by the rules. But she's definitely playing for keeps. The audacious Nashville singer-songwriter pulls no punches and takes no...

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