Beneath This Gruff Exterior

Beneath This Gruff Exterior

Though it doesn't always occur, when singer/songwriter John Hiatt collaborates with his erstwhile backing band the Goners, magic tends to happen.
Deftones

Deftones

Savvy alt-metal workaholics the Deftones did not rush into recording the follow-up to their breakthrough Grammy Award-winning, 2000 platinum album, White Pony.
Slideling

Slideling

The best Ian McCulloch solo moment is still the 1992 single "Lover Lover Lover," and that was a cover of a Leonard Cohen song.
Gund Arena, Cleveland

Gund Arena, Cleveland

Like old friends who get together every few years, Fleetwood Mac and its fans reunited again at Cleveland's three-quarters-filled Gund Arena for a trip down memory lane, pulling out songs like old snapshots and contrasting them with new endeavors.
Words and Photos by Lee Jaffe

Words and Photos by Lee Jaffe

At first glance, One Love appears to be a rather suspect photo book. While the oversized (10 by 11.5 inches) tome collects many notably rare photos, including several truly priceless shots of Peter Tosh, dozens of the images are grainy, pixelated video stills.
R.E.M., Radiohead, Moby Top Glastonbury Lineup

R.E.M., Radiohead, Moby Top Glastonbury Lineup

R.E.M., Radiohead, and Moby will top the bill at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, a three-day concert that kicks off June 27. Around 150,000 people are expected to attend this year's edition, which is already sold out. Glastonbury boasts three stages -- the main Pyramid Stage, the Other Stage, and the One World Stage -- along with tents for a host of dance acts and other bands.
What's a Man to Do?

What's a Man to Do?

The former Kumbia Kings singer takes a strong step forward in developing his own identity as a pop/R&B artist with this debut.
Darker Blues is ostensibly a picture book devoted

Darker Blues is ostensibly a picture book devoted

Darker Blues is ostensibly a picture book devoted to the artists of Fat Possum Records. And this elegant tome—which also includes a comic book and two CDs—adds up to a self-published statement of aesthetic purpose by the independent blues label.
ATP Label Brings Back The Magic Band

ATP Label Brings Back The Magic Band

ATP Recordings -- the label arm of the left-field, bi-continental All Tomorrow's Parties Festival -- is branching out with releases by individual artists. In the past, the label, which is operated by festival organizer Barry Hogan, has issued compilations pegged to the annual event containing individual tracks by participating artists (the U.S. and U.K. versions contained different tunes).
J Boogie's Dubtronic Science

J Boogie's Dubtronic Science

J Boogie brings his dub-infused world of hip-hop beats, soul grooves, and relaxed reggae riddims to the masses with his Om debut.
La Musica Negra

La Musica Negra

The Birmingham, Ala.-bred band returns after a four-year recording layoff, retooled as a trio following the exit of guitarist Anne-Marie Griffin.
Otra Onda

Otra Onda

La Onda's rodeo-cumbia musical fusion is fresh and fun, as demonstrated on this CD.

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