By Alan Scherstuhl
This list of the year's best country albums is assembled with two important premises in mind: First: If the people who record and listen to these records consider them country, than they're damn well country. Purists who argue that country should still sound like '68, '76, '84 o ... More >>
By Chris Gray
The passion of Randy Travis has been one of the saddest and most compelling musical dramas of the past year. One of Nashville's most beloved and seemingly mild-mannered singers (now a North Texan) has suddenly gone full-on Johnny Paycheck, brawling in church parking lots, popping out ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Fuck Guilty Pleasures celebrates the over-produced, commercial, artless, lowbrow music that we believe is genuinely worthwhile. Like, among the best music ever.]
For a true country aficionado, mentioning Tim McGraw in the same breath as Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, or any country ... More >>
JonsiFans who witnessed Jónsi in the 93-degree heat at the Outdoor Theatre at Coachella in April fairly swooned over the Sigur Rós frontman's gorgeously orchestrated pop-prog anthems. Those people ain't seen nothin' yet.
The falsetto-wielding singer-guitarist is touring behind his solo alb ... More >>
The Besnard LakesThe Culture Collide festival, which kicked off Thursday night at five venues in Silver Lake, Echo Park and downtown, is making for some wonderful daze in the neighborhood.
The brainchild of Filter music mag, the inaugural event has imported bands from more than a dozen natio ... More >>