Rewinding July | The Best Roots

From jam-band scions to country-rock waitresses, July had plenty to offer roots-music fans. Here are the top releases in alphabetical order — just click on the cover picture to...

Rewinding July | The Best Soundtracks

Every good movie needs a good soundtrack — and here are some of the best that arrived in July, presented in alphabetical order. Click on the cover picture to...

Lana Del Rey’s Norman F***ing Rockwell Tops Today’s List of Album Announcements

Sometimes, even I have to admit it's not always about me. Case in point: I've never been a Lana Del Rey fan. But I know millions of other folks...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews From July 30, 1999

Two decades ago, new albums from Guided By Voices, The Make-Up, Biohazard and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say about...

Back Stories | My 2015 Interview With Buddy Guy

July 30 will be bluesman Buddy Guy’s 83rd birthday. I was lucky enough to talk to the legendary singer-guitarist on July 28, 2015 — two days before his 79th...

imaJJine Thrill to The Sound of Your Voice in Debut Single

Canadian jazz supergroup imaJJine sing a lover's praises — and evoke the spirit of Joni Mitchell — in their new single and lyric video Your Voice. The first single from...

Katherine Penfold Takes You Far Away In New Single

Jazz chanteuse Katherine Penfold takes you on a romantic journey in her supple and soulful new single Far Away. Underscored by fluttering keys and dreamy production from Moonchild’s Amber Navran,...

Next Week in Music | July 29 – Aug. 4 • 160 New (&...

There are more than 160 albums, EPs and singles being released next week — and judging by the list below, a big chunk of them are live albums, reissues, box...

Next Week in Music | July 29 – Aug. 4 • New Books

It's always good to mix things up — even when it comes to your reading. That should be no problem this week: The latest music-related books include a rocker's...

Next Week in Music | July 29 – Aug. 4 • Music on TV

Much like last week, you won't find a lot of chart-topping A-listers popping up on the late-night chat shows this week. But if you stay up — or at...

Pat Travers | Swing!

WHO IS HE? The veteran Canadian blues-rock guitar hero whose career stretches back to the late ’70s and FM mainstays like Boom Boom (Out Go the Lights), Snortin' Whiskey...

Particle Kid | Window Rock

WHO IS HE? The musical alias and/or alter-ego of Micah Nelson, who is not only the youngest child of country outlaw Willie Nelson — who dubbed him "Particle Kid"...

Dale Watson | Live Deluxe…Plus

WHO IS HE? The old-school Ameripolitan singer-guitarist from Texas whose Cash-meets-Elvis baritone and classic honky-tonk are matched in coolness by his regal grey pompadour, mutton-chop sideburns and everyman charm. WHAT...

Mini Mansions | Guy Walks Into A Bar…

WHO ARE THEY? A sideman side-project supergroup featuring Queens of The Stone Age bassist Michael (Mikey Shoes) Shulman, Last Shadow Puppets bassist Zach Dawes and Arctic Monkeys touring keyboardist...

Of Monsters And Men | Fever Dream

WHO ARE THEY? The decade-old Icelandic folk-pop quintet led by singer-guitarists Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir and Ragnar Þórhallsson, rounded out by three other members with equally troublesome names. WHAT IS THIS?...

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