Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers were more than just a nameless backing band. Sure, the individual members might not have been household names, but the essence of the band, keyboardist Benmont Tench;
Mark Lanegan’s Straight Songs of Sorrow, lives up to its title, a harrowing—and riveting—journey through the singer/songwriter’s life, and a companion piece to his memoir, Sing Backwards And Weep. You
The challenge of writing about what makes Heather Anne Lomax’s All This Time so good is that her recipe is so simple. She has a huge voice, great songs, and
The MTV Unplugged TV show debuted about a year before Tesla’s Five Man Acoustical Jam album, so it’s technically unfair to give Tesla credit for kicking off the 1990s unplugged
The apocryphal story about the Ramones is that their 1977 tour of England left a wake of new bands, with hundreds, if not thousands, of English kids seeing the pride
The joke of the title of Ozzy Osbourne’s Ordinary Man, his 12th solo album, and first in almost a decade, is that there’s nothing ordinary about the 71-year-old metal icon.
The idea of Americana was always built on a false premise: that 21st century, or, for that matter, 20th century, music could be constrained by physical geography. On In This
At the risk of sounding lazy, life is so much easier when an album title perfectly describes the work. The Cadillac Three’s Country Fuzz precisely captures the delightfully ragged album,
One may have two very specific musical impressions of G. Love. One is “Cold Beverage,” the hip-hop single off of his 1994 self-titled debut, made with his band, Special Sauce.
One might be forgiven for passing on an album of 90s indie rock covers launched by a 90s indie rock icon, the act feeling too recursively throwback to many. But