Every once in a while in the rock 'n' roll timeline, a band comes along and blows the lid off the conventional definitions of "loud" and "fast." Most folks remember names like the Ramones, the MC5, and the Stooges but the legendary Tacoma, Washington, garage band the Sonics predated all of them. In ... More >>
Get out your hanky so you don't spill a tear in your beer; from Susanna Clark to Kitty Wells, several legendary country singers and songwriters passed on in 2012, and their loss is felt keenly as our connection to a better time in traditional country goes slippin' away.
If there's a Country-Rock Heaven, well you know they've got a hell of a rhythm section. Not quite the lyrics we remember the Righteous Brothers singing, but the way the last few days have panned out, it seems apt. Thursday, we reported the news that Levon Helm, multi-instrumentalist and drummer fo ... More >>
Photo By Stacy SchwartzThe LemonheadsOctober 22, 2011First AvenueOne of the last things you want to have happen before a notoriously temperamental rock star takes the stage is for his opening band to not show up. Thankfully, in the case of Saturday night's highly enjoyable set by the Lemonhead ... More >>
Emmylou and the Red Dirt Boys' performance, from their musicianship to stage banter, felt intimate and engaging even in front of what can often feel like a ho-hum casino audience.
We crowd-surfed with R.T. We bar hopped on light rail. And between some of our precious last sucks on a cigarette at the club, we scribbled it all down on a cocktail napkin.
Kate and Anna McGarrigle hold a musical reunion for sons, daughters, friends, lovers--and famously churlish ex-husbands
The music industry released 30,000 albums in 1998. You can live without 29,990 of them.
A tale of two CDs