If there’s one thing I can say about The Phat Mavericks, it’s that they’re proficient. They do what it is they do very well. What it is they do, though … hell if I know.
This reissue of Raleigh, N.C.’s Chatham County Line’s first album contains all the hallmarks of what you’ve come to expect from bluegrass: plenty of space, light-speed runs and fa
Undoubtedly, Animal Collective boasts a vast, eclectic and (sometimes) challenging repertoire.
Nick Dittmeier began his career with A Suburban Blood Drive, a standard-issue emo band that abruptly recast itself as a cartoonish death-metal act once its Saves the Day-influenced pop-punk fell ou
I love the freedom of independent hip-hop.
It’s difficult to put one overarching comment on Dunkenstein Records’ comp Doctors of Dunk Vol. 2.
One doesn’t kick around the local music scene for nearly half a century without achieving the iconic status Wayne Young has.
I didn’t have very high hopes. Both the name of the group and album are immediate turnoffs. A glance at the back cover doesn’t bode well, either.
Perhaps the most venerated of jazz labels, Blue Note celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2009, and this CD is part of the festivities.
The first time you hear Deer Meet’s Turn to Clear Vision, you may get visions of booted feet kicking amplifiers over. Those belong to Jimmy Angelina.