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Aaron Neville: Apache

by Jeff Tamarkin on August 31, 2016
Arriving three years after his sole album for Blue Note, a tribute to vintage doo-wop music, Aaron Neville does a complete 180 with Apache, a self-released set of all-original tunes, mostly...

Greyhounds: Change of Pace

by Matt Inman on August 24, 2016
The Texas-based duo of Anthony Farrell and Andrew Trube were steady members of JJ Grey & Mofro, before focusing on their own eclectic funk and soul outfit Greyhounds, whose third album, Change of...

The Low Anthem: Eyeland

by Jeff Tamarkin on August 23, 2016
Five years between albums is a long wait for a band that has only been around for a decade. When last heard from, in 2011, Rhode Island’s The Low Anthem had released Smart Flesh, an album that...

Assembly of Dust: Tales From the Oregon Trail

by Lee Zimmerman on August 22, 2016
Tales From the Oregon Trail finds Assembly of Dust operating in their natural environs, live in concert and furthering their reputation as populist heroes. Recorded in Portland, Ore., in December...

Amos Lee: Spirit

by Jeff Tamarkin on August 19, 2016
Amos Lee has explained that he wrote the title track for his newest release after being moved by a New Orleans street singer he encountered. The singer, who had been performing to no one in...

Guns N’ Roses at AT&T Park

by Richard B. Simon on August 16, 2016
Guns N’ Roses AT&T ParkSan Francisco, Calif. August 9The reunion this year of (much of) the original lineup of the 80s hard rock band Guns N’ Roses has been a long time coming. Twenty-three...

Pat Metheny: The Unity Sessions/Pat Metheny + Cuong Vu Trio: Cuong Vu Trio Meets Pat Metheny

by Jeff Tamarkin on August 12, 2016
Among the many things at which he excels, not repeating himself is a biggie for Pat Metheny. Throughout his four-decade career, the guitarist has made a point of pushing himself, recording in a...

Ramones: Ramones: 40th Anniversary Edition

by Ron Hart on August 11, 2016
A GIF that recently made the rounds in the wake of original drummer and final surviving member Tommy Ramone’s passing in July 2014 showed the cover art from the Ramones’ 1976 debut with just...

The Sharp Things: EverybodyEverybody

by Matt Inman on August 10, 2016
The Sharp Things began as two friends escaping New York City for a musical retreat in the mid-‘90s, and the band has steadily grown into a full-on New York ensemble with an increasing amount of...

Day of the Dead: Day of the Dead Sunshine (Vol. 3)

by Rob Mitchum on August 09, 2016
At 59 tracks and nearly six hours, the voluminous Day of the Dead is a difficult project to wrap a single critical opinion around. But compilers Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National...

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