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Band of Heathens refine and expand their sound The Band of Heathens continues to surprise. While their new album offers up the Americana and Little Feat-styled funk fans have come to expect, there's a thread of late 1960s production pop that's a welcome addition. This opening track, "Shotgun," tips the album's surprise with its nod t […]
The last studio recordings of a New Orleans legend Though often cited as one of three primary New Orleans piano legends, James Booker's popular renown never grew to the size of Professor Longhair's or Dr. John's. Launching his career in the mid-50s, he was sidetracked by a late-60s drug bust and continuing brushes with the law. One of those… […]
Deb Ryder has certainly studied the masters growing up in the Chicago area and being mentored by Etta James and Big Joe Turner, so it’s no surprise her debut album ‘Might Just Get Lucky,’ is such a strong collection, the real question is why it took so long. Along with her husband and bass player Ric Ryder she has been leading the Southern California band Th […]
This must be the Season of the Witch. Not only did the brilliantly warped minds behind American Horror Story, Ryan and Murphy and Brad Falchuk, create a Coven of them for Season 3, but they also made the witchiest woman of them all part of it. And Stevie Nicks couldn’t be more delighted. Her summation of the role: “I’ve never done anything like it in my enti […]
Perhaps it’s paradoxical to suggest that the best way to capture a rough and tumble, unvarnished musical performance is through use of high definition cameras, but that was exactly the approach taken on Pierce Edens and the Dirty Work‘s upcoming LIVE. “We got to make something like the live show that you can also take home when the lights go down,” says Eden […]
1. Jason Isbell - Southeastern 2. Phosphorescent - Muchacho 3. Holly Williams - The Highway 4. Trent Dabbs - The Way We Look at Horses 5. Kacey Musgraves - Same Trailer, Different Park 6. The National - Trouble Will Find Me 7. Brandy Clark - 12 Stories 8. Laura Marling - Once I Was an Eagle 9. The Civil Wars - The Civil Wars 10. The Head & the Heart - Le […]
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