Sure, you may secretly dance to Justin Bieber in your Wonder Woman undies or fantasize about Drake making you a hot fudge sundae, but there's a lot more talented, relatively unknown musicians hiding in the Grammy nominee list.
The Grammys, on the most part, are about the awards gifted to peo ... More >>
When Bettye Met Katie Lee and HodaWe love Bettye LaVette, the Detroit soul survivor whose career has been rebooted by the wonderful folk at local Anti- records. This is no surprise, as everyone loves Bettye LaVette.
We caught her intimate, cabaret-style show at Largo last month, where she s ... More >>
Perfume GeniusMike Hadreas, the 28-year-old Seattle-based pianist who makes music as Perfume Genius, creates hyper-emotional ballads so fragile a stiff breeze might knock them over.
He's found plenty of strength in the them, though -- Hadreas turned to the keyboard to quell the inner turmoil ... More >>
Abe VigodaThose Abe Vigoda kids, so hard to pigeonhole.
The noisy, tropical smirk of the L.A. quartet's 2008 debut album Skeleton has been shelved for the follow-up effort, which in keeping with the naming scheme, ought to be called "Pale Flesh" instead of Crush. Released last week, the albu ... More >>
El GuinchoYes, that's the voice of Julieta Venegas on the re-imagined "Mientes," one of the five tracks on El Guincho's new EP Piratas de Sudamérica.
El Guincho, the nom de tune of Barcelona experimentalist Pablo Díaz-Reixa, fueled some underground buzz with his 2007 album Alegranza. A pri ... More >>