Monday, May 6th, 2013
This sultry songwriter has been making music for more than a decade. Now Ife Sanchez Mora is poised to hit the big time.
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
...rock-n-rolling Canadian brethren Danko Jones, though popular in their homeland and in Europe, haven’t cracked the U.S. Top 40 in 16 years of relentless touring and recording.
Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
“Do every stupid thing that makes you feel alive/ Do every stupid thing to try to drive the dark away”
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
With a voice that critic Paul Williams once described as “a fierce beacon in the darkness, the lighthouse at the end of the world,” Van Morrison was indeed born to sing, as the title of his first collection of new songs in four years says.
Thursday, October 4th, 2012
The title of Calexico’s eighth studio album refers not to the capital of Algeria, but to one of the oldest neighborhoods in New Orleans, on the West Bank of the Mississippi River, where the altcountry vets recorded the disc.
Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
Bob Mould is back where many of his most ardent fans want him: fronting an airtight power-pop trio and wielding his guitar like a tommy gun.
Thursday, September 13th, 2012
Who says there are no second acts in American lives? Dinosaur Jr. has been putting the lie to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s old line since their original lineup reunited in 2005.
Monday, September 10th, 2012
Arguably to a fault, English indie rockers Bloc Party have been determined never to repeat themselves from record to record. Over three albums, they’ve ranged from angular guitar rock to more restrained, layered songs to electronica-tinged material.
Monday, July 16th, 2012
“Sparks Fly Again,” the second track from Beachwood Sparks’ third full-length album, is a none-too-subtle reference to the fact that the Los Angeles alt-country band has been dormant since 2002.
Thursday, July 12th, 2012
San Diego post-punk outfit Crocodiles emerged in 2008 as a duo with a jones for the Jesus and Mary Chain and Echo & the Bunnymen (whose debut album is called Crocodiles).
Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
The Gaslight Anthem’s 2008 album, The ’59 Sound, launched the New Jersey quartet off the turnpike of obscurity and onto numerous critics’ year-end best-of lists.
Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
Ultra wordy Bay Area rapper Aesop Rock is back with his first record in six years, and we’re willing to wager it’ll be the only album this year to reference Dagwood Bumstead.
Monday, June 4th, 2012
Sun Kil Moon is the brainchild of Mark Kozelek, and it’s more or less an outgrowth of Red House Painters, the 1990s outfit that established Kozelek’s career as a somber song smith.
Monday, June 4th, 2012
On this self-titled follow-up to First Four EPs, their 2010 debut, West Coast punk supergroup OFF! hurtle and bash through 16 songs in roughly 17 minutes.
Monday, May 28th, 2012
When it came time to choose a vocalist for his solo follow-up, the iconic guitarist selected Alter Bridge frontman Myles Kennedy, who sang two tracks on Slash’s debut.
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