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I Shall Be Released: Music News from Mariah Carey, Mika, Slayer, Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard, Martin Gore and More

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Plus Adam Lambert, The Who, Smash Mouth, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Esperanza Spalding, The Kentucky Headhunters, Nashville Pu$$y and more. Read More »

Music Review: The Nighthawks – ‘Back Porch Party’ (Live & Acoustic)

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This acoustic recording, which was done before a studio audience is refreshing, honest, and a whole lot of fun. Read More »

Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary Commemorated on Stage, on Screen, and on the Page

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The Dead played their first documented concert at Magoo's Pizza Parlor on May 5, 1965. Read More »

Music Review: Jimbo Mathus – ‘Blue Healer’

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Jimbo Mathus takes us on a wild and exhilarating mystical journey through a crazy mix of Southern musical styles. Read More »

Music Review: Ray Wylie Hubbard – ‘The Ruffian’s Misfortune’ – A Texas Original

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In a world of ever-increasing compartmentalized sound, Hubbard is a breath of fresh air blowing in every direction at once. Read More »

Interview: Ray Wylie Hubbard on His New Album, Writing with Brooks & Dunn’s Ronnie Dunn, and Craft and Inspiration

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'I'm not really a full-tilt blues guy or a full-tilt folk guy or a full-tilt country guy or a full-tilt rock guy, I've been influenced by all those forms of music and I enjoy 'em all. So it's a good place for a songwriter to be, where you just don't have to think about the future of the song. I just write.' Read More »

I Shall Be Released: New Recordings and Tours from Modest Mouse, Shania Twain, Mumford & Sons, Joan Armatrading, My Morning Jacket, Josh Groban and More

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Plus Tori Amos, John Patitucci, Wale, Zac Brown Band, Johnny Winter, Tony Bennett & Bill Evans, and More Read More »

Music Review: Steve Earle & The Dukes – ‘Terraplane’

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Steve Earle proves that he can sing the blues as well as he can handle country music. Read More »

Music Review: Various Artists – ’40 Below Records & Friends Vol. 1′ (Including KaiL Baxley, John Mayall, & Walter Trout)

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This sampler introduces an eclectic group of rock, blues and Americana artists, Read More »

Music Review: Tinsley Ellis – ‘Tough Love’

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Tinsley Ellis has been making outstanding music since his teens, and has been loved by legions of fans for many years now. Tough Love is his third release on his own Heartfixer Music label, following the brilliant Midnight Blue. That album should have been hard to match, but Tough Love has done it. This one is indeed often tough and ... Read More »