Miles Kane | Coup De Grace

Some guys need to reinvent the wheel. Others are content just to let it roll. Anyone who's spent any time listening to the work of Miles Kane — be...

Kinky Friedman | Circus of Life

Many moons ago, I bumped into Kinky Friedman one night in Austin. And I mean bumped; we were basically shoved into each other in the crowd at a typically...

Kevin Gordon | Tilt & Shine

Keith Richards, Levon Helm, Irma Thomas, Southside Johnny and plenty of others have covered his songs. Lucinda Williams has recorded a duet with him. Members of the E Street...

Jimmy LaFave | Peace Town

You always think you're going to have enough time. Time to get all your affairs in order. Time to say proper goodbyes to those you love. Maybe even time...

Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen | OTO Live Party

Music might not be the universal language. But it's certainly an international one. Exhibit A: The latest collaboration between Jimi Tenor and Tony Allen. For those who aren't up...

Goat Girl | Goat Girl

Poise, personality, intelligence and individuality are impressive qualities to possess at any age. Discovering them in a bunch of teenagers and young twentysomethings — well, that shoots way beyond...

Garcia Peoples | Cosmic Cash

The first thing you need to know about Garcia Peoples: It's a band, not a person. The second thing you need to know: The Garcia in question is probably...

Fantastic Negrito | Please Don’t Be Dead

Fantastic Negrito is "kind of a superhero," his alter-ego Xavier Dphrepaulezz told me a couple of years ago. Well, he's certainly got the origin story for it. In the...

Eamon McGrath | Tantramar

There is no shortcut to greatness. There is only the long haul. Eamon McGrath knows. Or at least he should; it's clearly the path the singer-songwriter has been treading...

Dirty Projectors | Lamp Lit Prose

David Longstreth's lamp may be strong enough to illuminate his work. But one spin of his eighth Dirty Projectors album will confirm that the warm, soul-nourishing glow enlightening his...

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band | The Roxy July 7, 1978

"All you bootleggers out there in radioland: Roll your tapes!" Bruce Springsteen boisterously cracks midway through this legendary club set. Naturally, said tapers were only too happy to oblige....

Boz Scaggs | Out of the Blues

Boz Scaggs gave me the lowdown on his new direction back in 2010 — before even he truly saw it coming. "I'm exploring some different styles of music now,"...

Bob Seger’s Greatest Misses

Artists seldom make the best judges of their work. Or their legacy. Take Bob Seger and his early releases. Based on interviews the Detroit rocker has given over the decades,...

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....

Underworld & Iggy Pop | Teatime Dub Encounters

As an entertainment reporter, I used to go on my share of movie junkets. You'd fly to L.A. or New York, usually for a weekend, preview some upcoming films...

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