Next Week in Music | Oct. 28-Nov. 3 • The Short List: 3 New...

It's that time of year when the box sets, anthologies, reissues and compilations start to outnumber the new releases. This week, I've got three big new titles and three...

Next Week in Music | Oct. 28-Nov. 3 • The Long List: 180 Releases...

Compared to last week's tsunami of releases — and the even-bigger wave coming later this month — this week's list is pretty average, with a mere 180 albums, EPs...

Next Week in Music | Oct. 28-Nov. 3 • New Books

It's another big week for folks who like to read as well as listen, with a slew of moving memoirs, eye-popping photo books and retrospectives on bands, albums, scenes...

Next Week in Music | Oct. 28-Nov. 3 • On TV

This week: Miranda Lambert makes the rounds, Coldplay hit SNL, Wu-Tang storm Stephen Colbert and more. Tune in, turn on and rock out to these artists: Monday Kesha | Jimmy Kimmel...

James Brown | Live at Home With His Bad Self

WHO IS HE? Soul Brother No. 1. The Hardest-Working Man in Show Biz. The Godfather of Soul. Mr Dynamite. Mr. Please Please Please. Mr. Excitement. Inmate Number 155413. And...

Swans | Leaving Meaning

WHO ARE THEY? Singer-guitarist, founder, frontman, chief songwriter, sole permanent member and mostly benevolent dictator Michael Gira — along with the latest super-sized incarnation of his ever-changing experimental ensemble...

Airbourne | Boneshaker

WHO ARE THEY? The world's greatest AC/DC tribute band — next to the most recent touring version of AC/DC with Axl Rose, perhaps. WHAT IS THIS? The Melbourne ouftit's fifth...

Guided by Voices | Sweating the Plague

WHO ARE THEY? Uncle Bob Pollard — aka The Most Prolific Dude in Indie-Rock — and his latest basement band of drinking buddies. WHAT IS THIS? GBV's 29th studio album in...

Various Artists | The Desert Sessions Vols. 11 & 12

WHO ARE THEY? Queens of The Stone Age singer-guitarist and rock ’n’ roll ringleader Josh Homme — who never met a collaboration he didn't dig — joined by a...

Frank Zappa | Halloween ’73

WHO IS HE? The late, great musical icon and iconoclast. The father of the Mothers of Invention. The childhood pal of Captain Beefheart. The owner-operator of the most recognizable...

David Byrne | American Utopia on Broadway: Original Cast Recording

WHO IS HE? The former Talking Heads frontman. The most iconoclastic icon this side of Frank Zappa. The quirkiest man in show biz. The singer-songwriter behind hits like Psycho...

Neil Young & Crazy Horse | Colorado

WHO ARE THEY? Shakey and his on-again, off-again garage band — who somehow manage to be every bit as sloppy, loose, undisciplined and majestically shitty as they were five...

Bruce Springsteen | Western Stars: Songs From the Film

WHO IS HE? He's The Boss. The king of E Street. The voice of a generation. One of the greatest, most important and influential living American songwriters. And a...

Van Morrison | Three Chords & The Truth

WHO IS HE? Van the Man. The Belfast Cowboy. The only live performer I've ever seen who shamelessly relies on an onstage countdown clock to rigidly time his set...

Catherine MacLellan Traverses Joy & Loss in Coyote Album

Catherine MacLellan, one of Canadian folk music’s true gems, has returned with her seventh album Coyote — showcasing today on Tinnitist. This self-produced release is a travelogue through heartbreak, loss and...

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