In the news today: The Nearly Deads, The Northern Light, Eitan Noyze, Hornography, Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense, MXPX, From a Second Story Window, Jason Isbell, Fast Car, Tracy Chapman, Luke Combs, Best covers, Nick Cave, Tupac Shakur, Michael McDonald, DJ Seinfeld & Confidence Man, Ben Lee, Georgia Man, The Replacements, Cyndi Lauper, Knife Bride, Yungblud, Lil Uzi Vert
Superwolves (Drag City). Review by Julius C. Lacking.
Rock Bottom Rhapsody (New West Records). Review by Jeremy Glazier.
S/T (Silent X Records). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Livin’ On A High Note (Anti). Review by James Mann.
Scheherazade (Bloodshot Records). Review by James Mann.
Country Funk II: 1967-1974 (Light In The Attic Records). Review by James Mann.
Slave Vows (Agitated). Review by Jason O’Neal Griggs.
Let Me Come Home (4AD). Review by Jeff Schweers.
Acolytes David Bowie and Jarvis Cocker may have a vested interest in maintaining the Walker mythos, but No Regrets is under no such obligation.
Author, critic, and self-confessed “drooling fanatic” Steve Almond’s latest rock and roll offering has a little something for fans and “fanatics” everywhere. Christopher Long shares the adoration.
Nick Cave captures a side of east Sussex that you’ll never see on travel posters in this novel that Carl F Gauze likens to Death of a Salesman for the 21st Century.
Live in London (Sony). Review by Jessica Whittington.
From gothic siren to torch singer, Gitane Demone has been through it all. This new double-disc DVD collection chronicles the many phases and changes of her long and overlooked life and art.
The Bright Orange Years (Merge Records). Review by Scott Adams.
You Brought a Knife to a Gunfight (Tom Perkins Entertainment). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Two of Diamonds (Mute). Review by Bob Ham.
Approximate Hellhound (Metaphor Rhythms). Review by Sean Slone.
In the Pines (Domino). Review by Aaron Shaul.
Light From Sovereign States/Into the Night 7” (It’s a Trap!). Review by Aaron Shaul.
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