Politics of the Business

Politics of the Business

Bootleggers beware! The version of Politics that has been circulating illegally on the street is not the same as the official version.
Bringing It All Together

Bringing It All Together

With this eighth release, Vickie Winans shows all the big-league chops and credentials she has earned and accumulated during her nearly 20-year career.
Living in America

Living in America

During a recent performance at the Mercury Lounge in New York, Sweden's Sounds displayed a feisty knack for delivering punk-splashed, synth-fueled pop music—the kind you can't help but dance to.
Riviera, Chicago

Riviera, Chicago

Pete Yorn may or may not have received some help from his famous industry siblings, leading to some high-profile soundtrack placement and a heavily promoted major-label debut, but much of the guy's success is a product of a pretty impressive work ethic.
Soul

Soul

Somewhere along the way, amid personnel changes, heart attacks, and label shifts, the Kentucky HeadHunters have evolved into the great American rock'n'roll band.
But Beautiful

But Beautiful

For the first release on his new independent Grey Cat label, Scaggs puts his skilled tunesmithing aside in order to flex his interpretative vocal muscles on 10 pop standards.
Movement

Movement

"Don't make waves in the water," Beth Ditto sings on the similarly titled track on the Gossip's second full-length.
Plasma

Plasma

Anyone who can shine the spotlight, at separate times, on guitar, horns, keyboards, percussion, and piano—and avoid making a jumbling melodic mess of it all—must be heralded.
From the Attic

From the Attic

Fronted by a 17-year-old who rails about the perils of puppy love, Damone does flirt with that increasingly unpopular teen pop category.
It'll Come to You . . . The Songs of John Hiatt

It'll Come to You . . . The Songs of John Hiatt

There's a reason why the tribute album has such a spotty track record: Most are chock full of covers that are mildly interesting at best, and so few ever actually include a rendition besting its original.
CSU Convocation Center, Cleveland

CSU Convocation Center, Cleveland

Skater boys weren't anywhere near the stateside debut of Avril Lavigne's Try to Shut Me Up tour April 15 at the CSU Convocation Center.

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