eastmountainsouth

eastmountainsouth

Is it folk? Country? Ambient? No matter how you classify the music of Los Angeles' Eastmountainsouth, one thing is certain: It is gorgeous.
Soft Spot

Soft Spot

The substantial degree of traditional and alt-country influence among New York singer/songwriters and groups is illustrated by Clem Snide's fourth full-length release.
Almost Famous

Almost Famous

With R&B/hip-hop debutantes arriving fast and furious these days, it can be difficult for one to make her mark. Enter Lumidee.
Vulnerable

Vulnerable

The sonic vicissitudes that are the music of English trip-hop/electronic wizard Tricky are like an alcohol rub for your cerebral cortex.
Scorpio Rising

Scorpio Rising

Four years after the release of its dark and haunting second album, "The Contino Sessions," England's Death in Vegas remains visionary.
Mucho Corazón

Mucho Corazón

Spanish singer Martirio knows the beauty of live performance.
Viva la Banda

Viva la Banda

Ezequiel PeÑa first grabbed glory as the former lead singer of early-'90s group Banda Vallarta Show. On "Viva la Banda," PeÑa revisits his roots.
El Agua de la Vida

El Agua de la Vida

When Scottish salsa ensemble Salsa Celtica came out with its first disc five years ago, the premise of marrying celtic and tropical music was enticing.
This Day in Music

This Day in Music

2001 - R&B vocalist Ernie K-Doe dies of liver failure in New Orleans. He is 65. Born Ernest Kador Jr., he scored a No. 1 pop and R&B hit in 1961 with the Allen Toussaint-penned single "Mother-In-Law."
Hanapepe Dream

Hanapepe Dream

One of the things that makes Taj Mahal such a remarkable artist is the absolute ease with which he blends blues, rock and Caribbean and African influences.
Stop and Let the Devil Ride

Stop and Let the Devil Ride

Guitarist/vocalist Jimbo Mathus, founding member of the Squirrel Nut Zippers, returned to his Clarksdale, Miss., roots with his Knockdown Society trio.

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