The Smell of Our Own

The Smell of Our Own

Ever wonder what would happen if Belle & Sebastian united forces with nonprofit musical group Up With People, with Phil Spector as producer? No? Well, Toronto's Joel Gibb, who records as the Hidden Cameras, apparently has.
Faceless

Faceless

It is apparently the season for hard-rock, as Godsmack joins a lengthening list of A-list bands returning to active duty.
Beacon Theatre, New York

Beacon Theatre, New York

It must be tough to make a live concert into a TV special. There are all sorts of production requirements that are satisfied by starting and stopping an event while taping. And while the end result can look and sound seamless on the air, in person those delays can be painful as energy is sapped, spontaneity killed, and momentum halted, tainting what should be the show of a lifetime.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - Georgia rockers Third Day take top honors at the 32nd annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards, presented at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. The act wins five honors: rock recorded song, praise and worship album, group of the year, artist of the year, and special-event album of the year.
American Life

American Life

Unlike recent collections Music and Ray of Light, the lyrical content of American Life relies less on spiritual introspection and more on woman-in-the-mirror confrontation.
Khronos

Khronos

The worlds of rock, funk, and R&B collide on Maktub's stellar debut, Khronos.
White Lines

White Lines

Longtime veteran of the New York music scene Soozie Tyrell, who has accompanied the likes of David Johansen, Carole King, Sheryl Crow, and most recently Bruce Springsteen, dramatically—and finally—grabs her own hard-earned share of the spotlight with her solo debut.
The Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles

The Henry Fonda Theater, Los Angeles

It is tough not to be jealous of Conor Oberst, Bright Eyes' 22-year-old frontman. During the second of two recent shows in Los Angeles, Oberst spectacularly described in song the beautiful but oftentimes terrible nuances of the human experience at an age when he is barely able to drink legally. And—oh, yeah—the guy is pretty dreamy looking, too.
Lonesome, On'ry and Mean: A Tribute to Waylon Jennings

Lonesome, On'ry and Mean: A Tribute to Waylon Jennings

Fiercely independent and musically fearless, Waylon Jennings' contributions to American music cannot be overstated, and the diverse nature of those paying homage on this record gives evidence of Ol' Waylon's far-flung influence.
President Alien

President Alien

While it may be facile to refer to Yerba Buena as an "East Coast Ozomatli," the comparisons between both groups are inevitable, given their mÉlange of styles, penchant for bilingual lyrics, and the fact that the two are essentially party bands that rely more on groove and vibe than on melody-rich material.
The Complete Works Volume 1

The Complete Works Volume 1

Spiritualized leader Jason Pierce makes collecters happy, offering special releases (where album songs are completely reworked for single release) and collectible packaging.
Anxiety Always

Anxiety Always

Adult. is the married duo of singer Nicola Kuperus and musician Adam Lee Miller.
African Groove

African Groove

In recent years, African musicians have been particularly innovative in using techno and electronica to expand the sonic dimension of their various traditional musics, as well as creating music that is as new as anything being composed in Europe or the U.S.

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