The Decemberists are a five-piece indie-pop band out of Portland, Ore. Their new album, Picaresque, has regularly been cited as a favorite of critics and fans in 2005.
The rap and beat-box skills of the world's first Hasidic Jewish reggae star can be heard on new CD.
The music of Pink Martini melds jazz and cinematic themes with driving rhythms and exotic vocals.
Hugh Masekela comes from an extensive jazz background; he is also known as one of the greatest innovators in world fusion. Now Masekela has a new CD, Revival, that draws on pop, jazz and R&B influences.
The indie stalwarts of the 1980s are back with a concept record: New Roman Times.
Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant has continued to push his musical boundaries.
For his latest project, the singer-songwriter brings together soul royalty Mavis Staples and Billy Preston, among others. Playing behind the singers was a skilled and smooth Allen Toussaint-led house band.
The Ike Reilly Assassination has just released Junkie Faithful.
The Brian Setzer Orchestra has recorded a new Christmas album: Dig That Crazy Christmas.
The North Mississippi Allstars combine country, blues and rock to make their rollicking music.