Music Reviews archive
Listen The Moving Sidewalks: Where The British Invasion Met Texas Blues
March 13, 2013 – Before he became the guitarist for ZZ Top, Billy Gibbons was in a band called the Moving Sidewalks.
Watch Tegan And Sara Reach Out To New Audiences
Watch David Bowie Awakens To 'The Next Day' Of His Career
March 7, 2013 – Bowie's new album plays like a collection of singles, with each performed in a different style.
Listen Rhye's 'Woman' Takes Easy Listening To Provocative Ends
March 6, 2013 – The duo's debut combines lush string arrangements, electronics and a remarkably androgynous voice.
Read Time Is On Their Side: Ageless Jazz Drumming
Listen Ashley Monroe Is 'Like A Rose,' Briars And All
Listen Latin Gold In The Frozen North At Toronto's Lula Lounge
March 4, 2013 – A new compilation, Lula Lounge: Essential Tracks, showcases Canada's thriving Latin music scene.
Listen Atoms For Peace: Thom Yorke's Electronic Shadow-World
February 28, 2013 – Inside the fevered head of Radiohead's lead singer, ghosts and phantoms are still working overtime.
Listen Ben Goldberg's Variations: Two New Albums From A San Francisco Jazz Staple
February 28, 2013 – Known for his work in New Klezmer Trio, clarinetist Ben Goldberg has just released two new albums.
Listen Aretha Franklin Before Atlantic: The Columbia Years
February 27, 2013 – Before Franklin found her voice at Atlantic, she recorded less successfully for another label.
Watch Guards: Anthems With Gravitas
Listen Nordic Symphonies And A $100 Guitar: Music We Love Now
February 20, 2013 – Three albums in our ears: clever Nielsen, glowing Finland and a battered electric guitar.
Listen Richard Thompson's New Album Examines 'Electric' Love
February 14, 2013 – The singer-songwriter often writes songs about his complex relationships with women.
Watch Jim James: On A Spiritual Quest In The Digital Age
February 13, 2013 – The My Morning Jacket singer seeks authenticity in a world of artifice on his first solo album.
Listen Rudresh Mahanthappa: Bicultural Jazz, Ever Shifting
February 13, 2013 – The saxophonist and his quartet cross-pollinate Indian classical music and Captain Beefheart.