Rayland Baxter | Good Mmornin

WHO IS HE? The alt-country singer-songwriter whose father is veteran Nashville pedal steel player Bucky Baxter — and who has blazed his own unique path through three studio albums...

Lloyd Cole | Guesswork

WHO IS HE? The revered British singer-songwriter who led The Commotions for most of the ’80s before backing away from pop stardom for the artistic freedom of a lower-profile...

Kaiser Chiefs | Duck

WHO ARE THEY? The long-serving, chart-topping British pop-rockers fronted by singer Ricky Wilson, Kaiser Chiefs have never managed to duplicate their success and popularity on this side of the...

Sugar Ray | Little Yachty

WHO ARE THEY? The ’90s band who transformed from a rap-rock and nu-metal band into a pop outfit after scoring a left-field hit with Fly — much as frontman...

Spoon | Everything Hits At Once: The Best of Spoon

WHO ARE THEY? Austin's beloved, long-running indie-rock cult heroes, Spoon are fronted by singer-guitarist Britt Daniel and anchored by drummer Jim Eno. WHAT IS THIS? A compilation of singles and...

Various Artists | Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Soundtrack

WHO IS HE? You mean Quentin Tarantino? Oh, he's nobody special — just the most influential filmmaker of the last 25 years or so, thanks to groundbreaking and indelible...

Robbie Robertson’s Sinematic Tops This Morning’s Album Announcements

Robbie Robertson will always be best known as frontman of rock legends The Band. But since their demise a generation ago, he's also carved out a respected career for...

Cooper & Lanegan Top Today’s F***storm of Album Announcements

A rock legend reconnects to his roots, an indie-rock powerhouse flexes new muscles and some Aussie oddballs keep it weird in today's tsunami of additions your fall music calendar. Let's...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From July 23, 1999

Two decades ago, new albums and compilations from Grand Funk, Ween and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about them...

Short Subjects | Three Recent EPs That Won’t Waste Your Time

There's a good reason major-label music releases taper off in the summer: Most people have better things to do than sit and listen to a jillion albums. With that...

Next Week in Music | July 22-28 • 160 New Releases Headed Your Way

It's another one of those weird weeks: There are a shit-ton of new albums, EPs and singles dropping this week, but aside from Chance the Rapper’s debut album The...

Next Week in Music | July 22-28 • New Books

If I'm not listening to music, writing about music, or watching music, I'm usually reading about it. But now, I could also be colouring music! And so could you....

Next Week in Music | July 22-28 • Music on TV

There are only a few artists gracing the airwaves this week — but at least a few of them seem fairly interesting. Here's the lineup: Monday Tal Wilkenfeld | Jimmy Kimmel...

Have Gun, Will Travel | Strange Chemistry

WHO ARE THEY? An Americana quintet from Tampa who borrowed their name from a classic Western series — and borrowed a large measure of their sound from fellow Floridians...

Purple Mountains | Purple Mountains

WHO IS HE? Indie-rock singer-songwriter David Berman, the former Silver Jews leader who retreated from music in 2009, saying he wanted to a) "stop before (he) got bad," and...

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