Indie Roundup (Almost Legal Edition) | 17 Songs To Finish Off Friday

Jeff Whalen goes pop, Beast in Black go back, Gotthard go soft, Amerlia White goes there, Marlon Chaplin takes you there, three little elves tune up for Christmas and...

Big Brother & The Holding Co. | Sex, Dope & Cheap Thrills

If anybody deserves a do-over, it's Janis Joplin. And with their entry into this fall's parade of 50th-anniversary reissues, she and her bandmates in Big Brother and The Holding...

Bryan Ferry | Bitter-Sweet

Another time, another place, another album of jazzed-up Roxy Music chestnuts and solo fare from Bryan Ferry. Not that there's anything wrong with that. After all, the Roxy frontman...

Neil Young | Songs For Judy

Let's be honest: Being a Neil Young fan isn't always easy. Because he doesn't make it easy. He changes his mind more often than his underwear. He releases albums...

The 1975 | A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships

You can swipe through all the British bands you want looking for your perfect match, but in the end, there are really only two types: The ones that can...

Jeff Tweedy | Warm

"I break bricks with my heart," claims Jeff Tweedy a couple of songs into his album Warm. "Only a fool would call it art." Well, it ain't the first...

Indie Roundup (International Edition) | Nine Numbers From Around The World

As Steven Wright says: It's a small world. But I wouldn't want to paint it. I am, however, always happy to hear some something unexpected by  someone I've never...

Marked Men | On The Other Side

We all have to start somewhere. And if this is your starting point with veteran Texas garage superstars The Marked Men, you've come to the right place. On The...

DOG Power | DOG Power

Suicide never goes out of style — the band, I mean, not the practice. But in the wake of the tragic death of frontman Alan Vega back in 2016,...

Arcadian Child | Superfonica

Psychedelia from Cyprus? Who knew? Not me. Thankfully, patriotically handled Limassol quartet Arcadian Child know exactly what they're doing. And on their second full-length, they do it with no...

Indie Roundup | Eight Tracks to Top Off Your Tuesday

Rodney Crowell decks the halls, Jeff Tweedy gets warmer, The Darcys fall, Sharon Van Etten creeps, Entrepreneurs party down and more in today's Roundup. All aboard for funtime! 1 |...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Nov. 27, 1998

Two decades ago, new albums from RZA, Less Than Jake and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about them back...

Indie Roundup | Eight Tracks You Need to Hear Today

Aruba Red makes family time, White Lies head south, Renee Landry gets bossy, a double serving of Danish and more in today's roundup. Does anybody else smell burning toast? 1...

King Nun | I Have Love

WHAT I SAY: Sharing a record label with The 1975 and Wolf Alice has already put these young British guns in good company. And up against some stiff competition....

Flohio | Wild Yout

WHAT I SAY: This young London rapper is turning countless heads — and earning waves of rapturous ink — in her homeland. And while there has never been a...

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