Baby D's Bagels
$20 Worth of Food and Drink for Only $10
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Hologram Jams

Jaguar Love
(MATADOR)

First thought: Is this emo-crunk? No way. I guess it wasn’t really a stretch, but I didn’t think these ex-Blood Brothers had the moolah for cocaine.

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Genuine Negro Jig

Carolina Chocolate Drops
(NONESUCH)

No less than five people have remarked to me in the past few days the oddity of me playing a bluegrass record and seeming to enjoy it.

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Valleys Of Neptune

Jimi Hendrix
(EXPERIENCE HENDRIX/SONY LEGACY)

Jimi Hendrix, in his brief career, revolutionized guitar playing.

Talking to You, Talking to Me

The Watson Twins
VANGUARD

If you can forgive Chandra and Leigh Watson for skipping the Commonwealth and moving out to the Left Coast, Talking to You, Talking to Me will pleasantly surprise you.

Back In School

Neil Brewer
SELF-RELEASED

Neil Brewer is gifted, but Back In School hardly seems to be the best use of his abilities.

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25th Anniversary Remaster Series

EPMD/Eazy-E/Master P
PRIORITY

Two out of three ain’t bad. Celebrating their 25th year in business, Priority Records gives us three of the biggest albums, newly remastered.

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The Best Of

Mance Lipscomb
ARHOOLIE

In 1960, blues enthusiast Chris Strachwitz and folklorist Mack McCormick went searching the Brazos River bottomlands in East Texas for players similar to Houston’s Lightning Hopkins.

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The Monitor

Titus Andronicus
XL

“If we build the grand framing concept, great songs will naturally come to it.” That might be how singer Patrick Stickles imagines his own “Field of Dreams.” Last year

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Snakes for the Divine

High on Fire
KOCH

Expectations can erect hurdles only overcome by a willingness to engage in repeat listens.

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July Flame

Laura Veirs
RAVEN MARCHING BAND RECORDS

“Rapture” was the first Laura Veirs song I ever heard.