The Hold Steady | Thrashing Thru the Passion

WHO ARE THEY? Your cool uncle's favourite band — and arguably America's last great guitar-rock group. Naturally, they live in Brooklyn. Just as naturally, they're originally from the Midwest —...

Miranda Lambert’s Wildcard Tops Today’s Album Announcements

Another day, another whack of fall album announcements. The biggest of today's bunch is Miranda Lambert, whose seventh major-label disc Wildcard drops Nov. 1. Even though she's pretty much...
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Back Stories | David Clayton-Thomas Talks Woodstock in 2009

Timing is everything. Just ask David Clayton-Thomas. This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of his Woodstock performance with Blood, Sweat & Tears. So there's no better time for the...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Aug. 13, 1999

Two decades ago, new albums and EPs from The Roots, Nine Inch Nails, Kelly Joe Phelps, Fred Eaglesmith and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s...
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Mayssa Karaa Discovers Her Own Private Versailles in New Video

Mayssa Karaa dances the night away in Versailles, her seductive and sultry new single and video showcasing today on Tinnitist. In this hip-swivelling and exotic single from her debut album...

Next Week in Music | Aug. 12-18 • 140 New (& Old) Releases Headed...

Some weeks it's a famine. This week it's a feast, with nearly 150 new albums, EPs and singles being released next week. Here are the ones I'm most looking...

Next Week in Music | Aug. 12-18 • New Books

Need some new music-related books to help you get through the dog days of summer? You've come to the right place. Here are the upcoming releases to add to...
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Next Week in Music | Aug. 12-18 • Music On TV

I know you like to watch. So here's a list of the musicians who will be singing for their supper next week on the tube. Of course, everything here...

Sleep Eaters | Holy Days EP

WHO ARE THEY? An up-and-coming London quintet who took their name from a bizarre nighttime disorder — or an equally bizarre pair of gruesome movies. Not sure which of those...

The Ian Lowery Group | King Blank To 30th Anniversary Edition

WHO IS HE? The lost legend of music, according to his website. Though if you're an aficionado of British indie artists from the end of the last century, you...

INUS | Western Spaghettification

WHO ARE THEY? Three impressively talented musical left-fielders — Locust singer-guitarist Bobby Bray, Phantom Twins bassist Chad Deal and Sleeping People drummer Brandon Relf — who have joined forces...

Jesse Dayton | Mixtape Vol. 1

WHO IS HE? The Austin Americana singer-guitarist who has lent his tremendous six-string skills to everyone from Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash to X and Supersuckers — when he...

Various Artists | Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969 Vol. 1 & 2

WHO ARE THEY? A who's who of great bluesmen (and women) — including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, B.B. King, Son House, T-Bone Walker, Lightnin' Hopkins, Big Mama Thornton, Junior...

Marc Cohn & Blind Boys of Alabama | Work To Do

WHO ARE THEY? In this corner: Marc Cohn, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter best known for the classic hit Walking in Memphis. In that corner: Blind Boys of Alabama, the Grammy-winning...

half•alive | Now, Not Yet

WHO ARE THEY? The Long Beach alt-pop trio you probably know from their funky, quirkily choreographed video for their 2018 breakthrough single Still Feel, which has now been viewed...

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