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