Brian Burton wears many musical hats. Whether he is producing the Black Keys or fulfilling his own muse in Gnarls Barkley or Broken Bells, he always has something interesting to say.
How can you not sympathize with Jonathan Meiburg and his bandmates?
The Pacific Northwest has a history rich in its own brand of indie rock, and members of Quasi have carved a good chunk of that history out.
Pavement spent the better part of the ’90s as darlings of critics and geeks alike, and they managed to remain beneath the mainstream radar for most of their career.
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.
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.
Jimi Hendrix, in his brief career, revolutionized guitar playing.
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.
Neil Brewer is gifted, but Back In School hardly seems to be the best use of his abilities.
Two out of three ain’t bad. Celebrating their 25th year in business, Priority Records gives us three of the biggest albums, newly remastered.