Usually, referring to a jazz artist’s “stretching out” implies improvisation. Trumpeter Akinmusire’s new release shows him stretching compositionally as well.
Local electronic music is scarce, but Beacons seems eager to change that.
Jon Ashley’s Doghouse Flowers is an earnest collection of depressed country songs that tell tales of pretty much every woman who has done him wrong.
Assuming the vernacular here, vis-a-vis “way out” as a righteous analog, then there is definitely truth in advertising: This is definitely sunny, breezy weather music.
Released as two separate EPs, Nemo Achida’s run of consistently good, if not great, hip-hop continues. Side A is produced by Jet Taylor, B by Pinky Liberachi, with one self-produced cut.
Touring in support of the rerelease of the eminently listenable “The Cowboy’s Prayer” EP, Boston indie outfit Mutual Benefit are playing in Louisville October 28 at Zanzabar.
There is something about Ohio that serves consistently strong lo-fi indie rock. Perhaps it is the willing retreat into the life of the Midwest.
Not everything that comes in a shiny package does so to hide a lack of depth, but this is not the album the hard-hitting emcee’s earlier work led us to expect.
Our capacity to imagine a perfect love, which escapes us in reality, forms the basis of much internal (as well as interpersonal) conflict.