We teamed up with Petal Motel to put together a list of 15 albums that capture the essence of modern California country-rock in all its variations.
The iconic poet and punk-rocker turns 74 today.
The 40-minute concert features performances of "Pancho & Lefty," "Tulsa Queen," and other country and rock classics.
The new albums that moved us most this year. Starring Blu & Exile, Colter Wall, HAIM, Jess Williamson, North Americans, Tan Cologne, and more.
Releases that, while short in length, made bold artistic statements, splashing introductions, and exciting forays into unique sounds.
We asked our staff, friends, and other fellow writers to chime in on the new albums they loved most this year.
Ironic memes are the new anger.
The Cosmic American singer and songwriter would have turned 74 today.
Guitar riffs, drum fills, beer cans opening: life started again here. These were the sounds of liberation.
Musicians and event organizers have utilized the digital space so that audiences from all over the world can enjoy live music from the comforts of their homes. Are online concerts and virtual festivals the future or just another passing fad?
While the white t-shirt has been a cultural staple for decades, Dem Franchize Boyz turned the unassuming article of clothing into a statement piece and became a permanent part of the hip-hop lexicon.
A personal anecdote on coming to know the iconic album and its enduring brilliance.
Socially-distanced live music is slowly appearing in certain corners of the world. In a new column, Oliver Cable writes of the fleeting feeling we've missed since early March.
The visual project includes a series of live performances and ambient scenes inspired by meditation, balance and tranquility.
Other people were the tastemakers for the first five or so years of my awareness of music. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 changed all that.
The possible return of a beloved red dirt band, a Nashville up-and-comer is back with a new song, a Bakersfield crooner reappears with an album of classic covers, and country radio’s rising star releases his latest single.
Each person who enters through the doors keeps the fear of failure at bay for another five minutes, and if you can do that enough, it starts to feels like a success. Yet those who come out saying: “I was really blown away" – those are the people I should be counting.
Gathering 25 of our favorite releases so far in a year of pain, growth and unity.
I was too young to see my favourite band when they were my favourite band. I look back with fondness on that youthful obsession, but will I ever be that invested in a band again?
In honor of impending baseball seasons all across the globe, we've updated our list of walk-up songs for hitters and pitchers with 20 brand new, badass tracks.
Their music will do far more than my words ever will.
Released nearly two years after its initial recording, "Wild Horses" emerged as a magical moment in The Rolling Stones' vast catalog.
Thanks to the advent of Zoom pub quizzes, I hear most of my music nowadays in ten-second snippets, tiny baited hooks for the fish who work in my brain’s sound archives.
Perhaps Johnny Cash’s most famous song, “Ring of Fire” was first released by the Man in Black on his 1963 record 'Ring Of Fire: The Best Of Johnny Cash.'
This week, writing a music column is an unwelcome reminder of things I enjoyed doing before the world went into lockdown. And yet, people are finding ingenious ways of getting by.
Recorded in 1971, Marianne Faithfull's long sought-after Stones-era album didn't come to full fruition until nearly a decade and a half later.
Turnpike Troubadours are dearly missed in country music. We rank the cherished Oklahoma band's best songs.
We examine Angel Olsen's 2016 indie rock masterpiece, an album that served as a rock and roll counterpart to her early folk recordings and featured lengthy garage jams while flirting with classic psychedelia.
On Thursday 12th March, Cat Empire played at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. I didn’t know it at the time, but it was to be my last gig before live events were dropped from social calendars en masse. There’s nothing quite like the sound of an excited crowd, and waiting for the show to start, certain words and phrases rose to the surface like driftwood at the foot of a waterfall.
Lynn’s classic 1960 debut single prompted her immediate success, largely due to the independent promotion by herself and her husband.