Dateline: The People's Republic of Northern Eastern Massachusetts
John Owen is a music writer, multi-instrumentalist and music industry veteran based in coastal Massachusetts.
The latest album from the Boston quintet is a solid set of assured, masterful independent noise-pop.
A nearly perfect little record of distorted, bouncy low-fi power pop, straight from the future.
A well crafted set of introspective indie rock that amounts for this writer to a very welcome break from children's music.
The Chicago violinist returns with a stupendous, iconic, gorgeous album that is among of the very best of the year.
Delmark Records reissues the debut session from one of the Chicago blues' finest players.
A warm and fuzzy (and superb!) debut from a New England band who, you should know, are not shoegazer revivalists.
An impressive and scarily accomplished debut album from a member of the Boston quintet The Beatings.
One of the greats of Chicago blues doing what he did best night after night, at the club he called home.
Britain's first ladies of dubby, scratchy punk are all grown up, back together, and trying to recapture the old magic.
Jane's Addiction finally get the best-of they deserve in this fine seventeen-song collection from Rhino.