• Boy George

    Boy George

    Ordinary Alien (Orchard/Decode ). Review by Carl F Gauze.

  • Various Artists

    Various Artists

    2011 Grammy Nominees (Columbia Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.

  • Rock Connections: The Complete Family Tree of Rock ‘n’ Roll

    Rock Connections: The Complete Family Tree of Rock ‘n’ Roll

    Bruno MacDonald aims for a paper wiki of rock history, showing the connections that casual fans might miss, in this interesting take on the history of rock ‘n’ roll.

  • Bruno Mars

    Bruno Mars

    It’s Better If You Don’t Understand (Elektra). Review by Robert Sutton.

  • Fela (Reissues!)

    Fela (Reissues!)

    Fela Kuti: Na Poi + Chop ‘N Quench (Knitting Factory). Review by Shelton Hull.

  • Beatles Deeper Undercover

    Beatles Deeper Undercover

    Does that sound like the Beatles to you? Author Kristofer Engelhardt delivers an updated version of his exhaustive 1998 guide, detailing the individual Beatles‘ musical contributions to other artists’ recordings.

  • Rock The Bells

    Rock The Bells

    Rock the Bells kicked off its 2009 hip-hop festival tour in Chicago — just two days after Michael Jackson’s sudden death. Chris Catania took in this year’s finest while ruminating on the psychology of a crowd in mourning.

  • Pop Levi

    Pop Levi

    How do you dethrone the “King of Pop”? Let the current king disappear to Bahrain and get sued for $7 million by an Arab sheik; take your kaleidoscopic and playful songs to California’s Westlake Studios where Michael Jackson recorded Thriller; or simply be a boy named Pop. Pop Levi goes 2 of 3 and emerges with Never Never Love, an album shot through with the ghosts of Prince, MJ, and R. Kelly. S D Green and the musical shape-shifter talk the process of Pop.

  • Hideout Block Party 2008

    Hideout Block Party 2008

    Chris Catania makes it through a weekend of punk, rock, hip hop, sweat, and garbage cans without having his head mistaken for a hi-hat.

  • Chris Brown

    Chris Brown

    Exclusive (Jive). Review by Cindy Barrymore

  • The Top 19 Dead People of 2007

    The Top 19 Dead People of 2007

    Don’t you dare close the book on 2007 yet! Carl F Gauze reviews the Top 19 celebrity deaths of the year that was, and you’re not likely to see these folks in soft-focus pinups in People Magazne.

  • Juvelen

    Juvelen

    Juvelen (Hybris). Review by Aaron Shaul.

  • Josh Berger of Omnisoul

    Josh Berger of Omnisoul

    From the dormroom to the stage, Delaware’s own Omnisoul are preparing to release their first CD. Brittany Sturges reckons you should prepare to make them your favorite band.

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