[Editor's note: Weekly scribe Jeff Weiss's column, "Bizarre Ride," appears on West Coast Sound every Wednesday. His archives are available here.]
Sometimes you see a YouTube video and your only response is, "Who the fuck is that?"
That's what happened when I first saw Meg Myers' "Monster." For one ... More >>
In his tribute to the art of guitar-playing, It Might Get Loud, documentarian Davis Guggenheim explores the personal histories, techniques and creative processes of three of the music world's most revered axe men: Jimmy Page, The Edge and Jack White. Whether or not this trifecta of talent represent ... More >>
By Noah W. Bailey
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category.Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen ... More >>
Interview by Jonah Flicker
Comedian Neil Hamburger released the musically excellent and thoroughly funny Neil Hamburger Sings Country Winners (Drag City) this past April. Over the course of ten songs, Hamburger spins melancholy tales that make Johnny Cash sound like John Tesh and offers wry observa ... More >>