Now Hear This: Juanita Stein | Snapshot

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE "It feels fundamental to understanding the devastation and eerie silence thrust upon us after his sudden death,” begins the Brighton-based, Australian songwriter Juanita Stein, discussing...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Dec. 1, 2000

Two decades ago, new albums and box sets from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Guided By Voices, Erykah Badu, Wu-Tang Clan and others were spinning away in my portable CD player....

Now Hear This: John Frusciante | Maya

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “John Frusciante releases the first instrumental electronic album under his own name on Aaron Funk’s Timesig label. The record is dedicated to his cat Maya...

Now Hear This: I Don’t Know How But They Found Me | Razzmatazz

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "I Don't Know How But They Found Me (or iDKHOW) is the new project led by frontman, multi-instrumentalist, and mastermind Dallon Weekes. Even before they...

Now Hear This: Head Fake | EP3

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "Blending retro synths with modern tools, Head Fake’s trio of semi-anonymous (music before beauty) veteran artists/producers are bringing the unique sounds and energy of transformational...

Now Hear This: Felix Hatfield | False God

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Felix Hatfield’s been making madcap art and surrealist music in the Northwest for 25 years now, and his new album, False God, shows that he’s...

Now Hear This: The Elwins | IV

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "Listening to an Elwins record feels like coming home at the end of a long day. The Newmarket four-piece has made a decade-plus long career...

Now Hear This: Dex Wolfe | Lightness

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "Dex Wolfe has been working on his debut album for nearly three years now, but it will not be the first project that you hear...

Now Hear This: David Quinn | Letting Go

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: "David Quinn got his start playing drums around Chicago which lead straight onto touring with other bands across the country. In a large wandering sabbatical...

Andy Kim Christmas Concert Headed For TV

Andy Kim's annual Christmas concert is coming to a screen near you this year. The veteran Canadian singer-songwriter's star-studded yearly fundraiser makes its television debut on Dec. 19 with...

The Hold Steady Announce Open Door Policy Album, Share Family Farm Single

Here's a bit of good news for a Tuesday morning: A new song from The Hold Steady. Even better, the track — a typically chunky, crunchy rocker titled Family...

20 Questions With David McLachlan

Singer-songwriter David McLachlan checked us into his Heartache Motel when he shared that new album HERE a few weeks back. Today, the hard-working Canadian roots and country veteran learns...

Next Week in Music | Nov. 30 – Dec. 6 • The Short List:...

Christmas music. Live recordings. Anthologies. If that were an answer on Rock ’n’ roll Jeopardy, the question would be: What are the three kinds of albums released in December?...

Next Week in Music | Nov. 30 – Dec. 6 • The Long List:...

Christmas time's a comin', Christmas time's a comin', Christmas time's a comin' — and if you plan to buy new music for those on your list, you've got no...

Next Week in Music | Nov. 30 – Dec. 6 • New Books

If you thought the 40th anniversary of John Lennon’s murder would pass unnoticed, think again. Thankfully, along with the predictable tide of books about the slain Beatle, you can...

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