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I Shall Be Released: Music News from Flo Rida, Colbie Caillat, Ed Sheeran, The Rolling Stones, Dwight Yoakam, Marilyn Manson and More

Plain White T's

Plus Christina Perri, Rob Thomas, The Plain White T’s, Nate Ruess of fun., The Smashing Pumpkins, David Sanborn, Mavis Staples, Jeff Beck, James Taylor, and More Read More »

Preview of SXSW Music Festival 2015 (Notable Acts Include Best Coast, Scott Weiland, Tove Lo, Bleachers, The Church, and Unlocking the Truth)

SXSW 2014: Phantogram (photo credit: Diego Donamaria)

SXSW Music Festival 2015 takes place March 17-22 in Austin, Texas. Read More »

Music Review: JJ Grey & Mofro – ‘Ol’ Glory’

jj grey mofro ol glory

A new album of old-timey soul music with a blue-eyed southern twist has a perfect fusion of sound and sensibility and is up there with JJ Grey & Mofro's best. Read More »

I Shall Be Released: New Recordings and Tours from Rihanna, Kid Ink, Chris Brown, Shelby Lynne and More

kid ink full speed

Plus Florence + the Machine, Alabama Shakes, The Replacements, Buena Vista Social Club, Larry Coryell, Jorma Kaukonen, Simone Dinnerstein, and The Yardbirds. Read More »

Music Review: Joe Blessett – ‘Excuse Me’

Joe Blessett's 'Excuse Me'

Blessett's experimentations are hit-and-miss. Read More »

Music Review: Paul Kelly – ‘Paul Kelly Presents: The Merri Soul Sessions’

Paul Kelly

'Paul Kelly Presents: The Merri Soul Sessions' is an album I am grateful to have been turned on to, and is definitely recommended. Read More »

Music Review: Various Artists – ‘One-Derful Collection: One-Derful Records’

one-derful

New compilations from One-derful! Records are an archive of early Chicago soul, doo-wop, and R&B. Read More »

Are You Listening? 2014 in Music [Lenny Kravitz, Kimbra, Shakira, Chris Brown, Kelis, and More]

Hits (Kelis, Suzanne Vega, etc.)

2014 was all about 'Food' (Ninja Tune)―the kind one-time hook girl turned chameleonic chanteuse Kelis was serving. Read More »

Music Review: Liz Mandeville – ‘Heart ‘o’ Chicago’

Liz Mandeville

Liz Mandeville takes us on a trip through Chigaco blues and R&B with 11 original numbers that sound vintage. Read More »

Music Review: Prince – ‘Art Official Age’ and ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’

Art Official cover

Two relatively cohesive (and very different) albums by the Purple Yoda. Read More »