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Larry Coryell: Heavy Feel

by Jeff Tamarkin on July 01, 2015
Even after nearly half a century and dozens of highly regarded albums, Larry Coryell remains somewhat under the radar and misunderstood. A speed demon on the electric guitar who helped define...
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Matt Pond PA: The State of Gold

by Emily Zemler on June 30, 2015
Matt Pond PA, led by singer-songwriter Matt Pond, have unveiled a miraculous number of albums and EPs since their inception in the late ‘90s, each interesting in its own way. The group’s...
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Kopecky: Drug for the Modern Age

by Lee Zimmerman on June 29, 2015
Never mind the fact that Kopecky’s sophomore set was meant to convey some sobering circumstances—the loss of a loved one from death or divorce, struggles with drugs and similar life-altering...
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Rhett Miller with Black Prairie: The Traveler

by Lee Zimmerman on June 26, 2015
Rhett Miller made his name over two decades ago, first as the leader of the much-revered Old 97’s, and later as a solo artist of solid standing. He affirms this authority on The Traveler, an...
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Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Betty’s Blends Vol. Two: Best From the West

by Richard B. Simon on June 25, 2015
This second album mixed live and curated by legendary Grateful Dead recordist Betty Cantor-Jackson is less startling than Vol. One. That may be because we are accustomed to Cantor-Jackson’s...
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Heartless Bastards: Restless Ones

by Ron Hart on June 24, 2015
Heartless Bastards’ smoky, late-night AOR exists somewhere between Royal Trux and The Rolling Stones. And after having had a taste of commercial exposure following the runaway success of...
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Leon Bridges: Coming Home

by Bill Murphy on June 23, 2015
First, to state the obvious: Leon Bridges is a damn charismatic and stylistically compelling singer, and his preternatural grasp of early ‘60s soul, refracted through the modern lens of say,...
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AJ Ghent Band: Live at Terminal West

by Matt Inman on June 22, 2015
AJ Ghent’s family is basically lap-steel royalty. His great uncle Willie Eason and grandfather Henry Nelson helped establish the “sacred steel” tradition of using the lap-steel guitar in...
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Saun & Starr: Look Closer

by J. Poet on June 19, 2015
Saundra Williams and Starr Duncan worked in a Sharon Jones-helmed wedding band and, more recently, sang backup in her soul outfit The Dap-Kings as The Dapettes. On their first album as Saun &...
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Major Lazer: Peace Is the Mission

by Ryan Reed on June 18, 2015
With the third Major Lazer LP, Peace Is the Mission, Diplo’s EDM-dancehall project teeters closer toward mainstream electro-pop. The producer hasn’t lost his genre-splicing finesse: These nine...

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