Rainbow Man

Rainbow Man

RCA newcomer Jeff Bates has done some livin', and it shows in both his muscular baritone and his strong songwriting.
Serart

Serart

Serj Tankian, frontman of nÜ-metal band System of a Down, takes a hard-left turn into avant-global electro-funk with this Arto TunÇboyaciyan collaboration.
All-Star Blues Jam

All-Star Blues Jam

Muddy Waters Band vet Bob Margolin learned the Chicago blues from the master.
Up All Night

Up All Night

The last time guitarist John Scofield pulled his band into the studio to cut an album, the result was the 2002 funk-jazz monster Überjam, which earned a Grammy Award nomination.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - Seattle's Experience Music Project museum opens its first international exhibition with Island Revolution: Jamaican Rhythm from Ska to Reggae, 1956-1981. The exhibit traces the history of Jamaican popular music from ska and rocksteady, through the reggae explosion of the 1970s, with many rare artifacts from Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Lee "Scratch" Perry and King Tubby.
String Cheese Incident Slates Fall Tour

String Cheese Incident Slates Fall Tour

Even though it's not yet summer, Colorado-based jam band the String Cheese Incident is looking ahead to the fall. The band has set up a tour that kicks off with its Sept. 20 appearance at the Austin (Texas) City Limits Music Festival and stretches into mid-October.
In Person Friday Night at the Blackhawk, Complete

In Person Friday Night at the Blackhawk, Complete

Continuing its exhaustive Miles Davis archiving, Columbia/Legacy drops this two-CD set—along with In Person Saturday Night at the Blackhawk, Complete—devoted to an April 1961 performance at the titular San Francisco club.
Four Women: The Philips Recordings

Four Women: The Philips Recordings

This elegantly packaged, four-CD boxed set pays handsome tribute to the singer/ pianist, who died April 21 in France.
My Private Nation

My Private Nation

A lot has changed in music since Train's 2001 Grammy Award-winning smash "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)." Earnest, pop-sweetened rock has become a tougher sell to radio programmers and consumers, who currently are more inclined toward harder-edged jams.
14 Shades of Grey

14 Shades of Grey

The multi-platinum success of Staind's last set, Break the Cycle, has surely set the bar high for follow-up 14 Shades of Grey.

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