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Blitzen Trapper: All Across This Land

by Justin Jacobs on October 02, 2015
There’s rock that apes the past, and then there’s rock that celebrates it—stepping into the same current but moving forward. Portland, Ore.’s Blitzen Trapper have long been Americana...

Silversun Pickups: Better Nature

by Ryan Reed on October 01, 2015
Even at their angstiest, Silversun Pickups can’t help but sound smooth. Streamlined fuzz-heavy guitar-rock is the Los Angeles quartet’s calling card—the reason they were pegged as Smashing...

Battles: La Di Da Di

by Ryan Reed on September 30, 2015
Battles were dealt a seemingly fatal blow in 2010, losing their avant-garde lightning-rod frontman, Tyondai Braxton. But the slaphappy New York math-rockers dusted off their MIDI cables and...

Dave Rawlings Machine: Nashville Obsolete

by Jesse Jarnow on September 29, 2015
The nearly undisputed heavyweight champions of contemporary Americana, David Rawlings and Gillian Welch, return with another haunting collection of deep folk, simultaneously timeless and incapable...

Los Lobos: Gates Of Gold

by Bill Murphy on September 28, 2015
Now more than 40 years and 20 albums removed from their garage-rock roots in East LA, Los Lobos still manage to sound like a hungry band with something to prove. Gates Of Gold, their first studio...

​David Gilmour: Rattle That Lock

by Ryan Reed on September 25, 2015
Pink Floyd issued a seductive swan song with last year’s The Endless River, a set of mostly instrumental soundscapes pieced together from decades-old sessions. The album is an essential souvenir...

Guapo: Obscure Knowledge

by Richard Gehr on September 24, 2015
Psychedelic prog-rock’s mysterium tremendum beckons throughout Obscure Knowledge, English quartet Guapo’s captivating 43-minute tour de force. With several minutes of droning pipes slipped...

Blackalicious: Imani, Vol. 1

by Wayan Zoey on September 23, 2015
Back in 2005, long before Jimmy Fallon even had a show for Harry Potter to demonstrate his rhyming skills on, the hip-hop duo Blackalicious—known for combining Chief Xcel’s dirty, pounding, Bay...

Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters in Boston

by Matthew Shelter on September 22, 2015
Robert Plant and The Sensational Space ShiftersBlue Hills Bank PavilionBoston, MASeptember 20It’s a fair bet that most of the fans who show up to see Robert Plant these days are there for...

Book Review: California Dreams: The Art of Stanley Mouse

by Jeff Tamarkin on September 22, 2015
As any denizen of the San Francisco ‘60s music scene knows, it was never only about what was happening onstage. Along with the bands, there was a vibrant, exciting new world of the visual arts:...

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