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Ray LaMontagne, Nada Surf, Loretta Lynn and More Music Reviews
Ray LaMontagne’s “Ouroboros” Ray LaMontagne follows up his incredible 2014 psychedelic workout, “Supernova,” with an album that is equally if not more staggering in scope. “Supernova” was made with the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach in the production chair, while “Ouroboros” was made with My Morning
Flight of the Conchords Duo Headlines Newport Folk Festival
The three-day Newport Folk Festival opens on Friday in Rhode Island, with New Zealand folk comedy duo Flight of the Conchords headlining
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The 1975, School of Seven Bells and More Music Reviews
This week hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis return, The 1975 embrace their pop side for their sophomore effort, electro-dream-pop act School Of Seven Bells release what is more than likely to be their last album, Santigold returns, Bonnie Raitt drops another collection of reliable blues-rock,
Record Release Rundown: The Latest From Broken Bells, Toni Braxton & Babyface, Marissa Nadler and Mary Lambert
This week, it's a rather low key release week but a strong one, nonetheless with James Mercer and Danger Mouse re-pairing and returning as Broken Bells. Two nineties R&B heavyweight reunite as Babyface and Toni Braxton take us through the course of a doomed relationship. In addition we'll examine
Do You Like Canadian Music?
In 1991, the Violent Femmes asked, "do you like American music?" But what about Canadian music? As opposed to the so-called "British invasion" of the 1960s and subsequent decades, one doesn't often hear about Canadian music, specifically. In the U.S. there is a Bloomington, Ind.-based record label
In Honor of the 4th of July – A Musical List Celebrating America and 4th of July Activities
Friday, as you know, is July 4th, so I have compiled a list of some of my favorite songs appropriate for celebrating our independence. Some songs are overtly about the 4th of July, others make references to the U.S. in...
Pop Music: The Best Songs About Dads
This Sunday is Fathers’ Day. In honor of the occasion, I have compiled a list of some of my favorite songs which mention fathers or are about fathers. A lot of thought went into this list. I considered a lot...
Review: Gnarls Barkley’s “The Odd Couple”
Two years ago alt-hip-hop wizard Danger Mouse (who made his name blending the music of Jay-Z and the Beatles) and former Goodie Mob rapper/singer Cee-Lo joined forces to form Gnarls Barkley. Probably to their great surprise, it shot them both...
Sound Check: Garbage
WHAT IS THAT GARBAGE?: Garbage has come up with a title for its third album: Beautfiul Garbage. The members have been long at work on the disc at drummer Butch Vig's studio in Madison, Wis., but they finished recording last month and have begun mixing the songs. The album is due this summer.