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Chris Farlowe & the Thunderbirds: The Beginning

by Ryan Reed on December 15, 2017
In 1961, seven years before Jimmy Page transformed the history of rock music by forming Led Zeppelin, the prolific session guitarist stumbled on a fiery blues-soul band, the Thunderbirds, onstage...

Amadou & Mariam: La Confusion

by J. Poet on December 14, 2017
Amadou Bagayoko and Mariam Doumbia have been musical partners since they met at the Malian Institute for the Young Blind in Bamako, Mali over 30 years ago. Eight well-received albums combining...

Brooklyn Raga Massive: Riley’s In C

by Richard Gehr on December 13, 2017
Indian music’s cyclical rhythms exerted a strong influence on American Minimalism pioneer Terry Riley’s music. So the only real surprise about the Brooklyn Raga Massive’s performance of...

Various Artists:  Woody Guthrie—The Tribute Concerts: Carnegie Hall 1968 • Hollywood Bowl 1970

by Jeff Tamarkin on November 13, 2017
The passing of Woody Guthrie in October 1967, just as the great folk revival of the early ‘60s gave way to the rock revolution, left an enormous gap in the American music landscape—there...

Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention: Absolutely Free

by Jeff Tamarkin on November 10, 2017
Right out of the gate, with 1966’s double-LP Freak Out!, Mothers of Invention proved to be one of the most audacious, inventive ensembles in rock music. (Frank Zappa’s name was not appended to...

Amber Cross: Savage on the Downhill

by Richard Gehr on November 09, 2017
Home doesn’t get much downer than on country singer Amber Cross’ Savage on the Downhill . Cross, a Maine-bred backwoods hunter whose tough, flinty voice suggests a church lady gone wrong,...

Aliya Cycon Project: Prayer

by Matt Inman on November 08, 2017
Aliya Cycon came to New York City to become a professional ballerina, but quickly turned her career aspirations to music and relocated to Boston’s Berklee College of Music. A visit to the West...

Mutemath: Play Dead

by Ryan Reed on November 07, 2017
Is it because frontman Paul Meany sings with an earnestness rare in modern rock? Or that their lyrics occasionally grapple with spiritual themes? Or because their former label, to their detriment...

The Copper Children: What We Are

by Matt Inman on November 06, 2017
The Copper Children hail from Denver, and their music is certainly influenced by the kind of airy free spirit that only the Rocky Mountains can foster. Their sophomore album, What We Are,...