With the first month of 2023 wrapping up as quickly as it started, we have arrived at the last new music Friday of the month. Shifting through the new releases,
After two excellent albums as a quartet, duly applauded by critics but overlooked by the masses (despite yeoman’s work on the promotional parts of their Warner Brothers record label), Little Feat reinvented itself as a sextet for Dixie Chicken. It is in this configuration that the group gained the fame it holds today (albeit in one of many subsequently revamped lineups).
The city of Portland is arguably the most misunderstood city in the United States. Much like a lot of major cities, locals and their small businesses are being priced out
Glide has punched the numbers on this to uncover ten of the band’s most underperformed tracks with the hope that they will squeeze into one of their upcoming residencies.
To kick off 2023, Glide went through and ranked all 11 Roots albums that were non-collaborative (no Elvis Costello, John Legend, etc) in order to decide which of their sonic risks paid off the best. Check out our rankings below;
As illustrated by David Lemieux and his crack team of Grateful Dead archivists, there’s a big difference between ‘predictable’ and ‘consistent.’ Continuing from late 2021 into and throughout this year, their ongoing efforts to provide provocative exhumations from the vault of the iconic band span decades of performances by the various personnel lineups of the Dead
The Byrds’ lush vocal harmonies, arguably as significant to their sound as the chiming twelve-string guitar, are distinguished in large measure by Crosby’s high harmonies. Hear his voice keen through “5D,” and while doing so, note that his rhythm guitar is a driving force of the performance: the man was as formidable in that instrumental role as his peers of the era John Lennon or Steve Miller.
Brighter, more polished and more overtly comedic than the haunting noir that is Warren Zevon’s Asylum Records debut, Excitable Boy is still a far cry from the overly-romanticized California pop-rock of forty-five years ago.
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