Low Cut Connie is a band that basically defies all laws about how a band is supposed to make it in 2013. I know this because instead of sending me a CD or asking me to review a show, the duo's singer took me out to lunch and invited my band to open for them.
Combustible frontman/upright pianist Ada ... More >>
Just finished listening to the BRILLIANT Goblin by Odd Future's Tyler the Creator.
It's a fantastic feat by a true artist who'll be around for a while. Solid, sober and soulful. A kind of stream-of-consciousness poetry up there with the best.
Now, other reviews from the little fraternity of ... More >>
A waste of precious resources?
In this installment of Milking the Band, we bring you the new documentary about the Doors, called, The Doors: From the Outside, an unauthorized tome that puts its arm's-length status in the title by acknowledging that this telling comes "not from the perspective of th ... More >>
Other than Fela and arguably King Sunny Ade, few afro-pop lights burned brighter than the Congo's Franco Luambo. A guitar prodigy and auto-didact who taught himself to play at age 7, Luambo amassed a sprawling discography of over 2,000 songs before dying in Belgium in 1989. Thankfully, the recen ... More >>
Though it's been out for the past month or so, I'd highly recommend that you race to your nearest newstand to grab the recent music issue of The Believer, which is still on the newstands this week (or so we've been told) but on the verge of vanishing.
There are a number of sublime highlights in ... More >>