James Brown | Say It Live And Loud: Live In Dallas 08.26.68 Expanded Edition

Papa's got a brand-new reissue! James Brown certainly lived up his rep as The Hardest Working Man in Show Business when it came to live albums. The soul and...

Bruce Springsteen | Madison Square Garden 1988 • No Nukes 1979

For most artists, self-releasing five historic live recordings in little more than a month would be seen as egomaniacal overkill. For Bruce Springsteen, it's no big deal. In fact,...

Lee Harvey Osmond | Mohawk

You'd think Tom Wilson already had enough identities, personas and alter egos. But as the former Junkhouse frontman, sometime Rodeo King and current Lee Harvey Osmond leader outlined in...

Rat Boy | Internationally Unknown

Methinks the Rat Boy doth protest too much with the the title of his album Internationally Unknown. Granted, British rapper Jordan Cardy isn't exactly famous on this side of...

Hunt Sales Memorial | Get Your Shit Together

You might not have heard of Hunt Sales — but you've definitely heard him play. He was the hard-driving, big-swinging drummer who laid down the unforgettable bouncing backbeat on...

Dandy Warhols | Why You So Crazy

There's a fine line between freewheeling and freefalling. And sometimes it's hard to tell which side Portland trailblazers Dandy Warhols land on — or even where they're aiming —...

FIDLAR | Almost Free

Almost? Who the hell do they think they're fooling? One spin of Almost Free is all you need to realize that the bro-dudes of SoCal's FIDLAR — for those...

Santana | In Search Of Mona Lisa

Old soldiers never die. And old hippies never come down. That much seems obvious from the back story of Carlos Santana’s new EP. The short version: During the Woodstock...

Bring Me The Horizon | amo

"This shit ain't heavy metal," singer Oli Sykes admits near the end of Bring Me The Horizon’s sixth album. He needn't have bothered — anybody who's made it that...

Better Oblivion Community Center | Better Oblivion Community Center

Co-ed superduos seem to be all the rage these days. Over the past few years, we've had She And Him (Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward), You+Me (Pink and Dallas...

Weezer | Weezer (Teal Album)

"The thing that pisses me off is when critics say that it's all a big joke," Rivers Cuomo told me several years ago. "When they say I'm intentionally making...

Back Stories (Birthday Edition) | My Unedited 2016 Interview With Robin Zander

Happy birthday to Cheap Trick frontman Robin Zander, who turns 66 years old today. A few years ago, I interviewed him just before he and his bandmates were inducted...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From Jan. 22, 1999

Two decades ago, new albums from CeDell Davis, T-Model Ford, Nazareth and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about them...

Next Week in Music | Jan. 21-27, 2019

Here are the major album releases, TV appearances, anniversaries and other events coming up in the next seven days. Mark your calendars and pre-order your favourites — but don’t...

The Bangles • Three O’Clock • Dream Syndicate • Rain Parade | 3 x...

Tribute albums are usually pretty simple affairs. Sometimes, one artist covers a slate of hits by one or more of his influences. Other times, a group of performers celebrate...

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