EDITOR’S NOTE: In December, we like to take a look back at albums we didn’t get around to reviewing earlier in the year. Black Pumas was released in June. The Grammy nominations came out recently, and the “Best New […]
Grace is 25 years old. Jeff Buckley’s debut is gorgeous and heartbreaking, ambitious, daring and eclectic, and, as the sole studio album released during his short life, the only fully realized vision of the artistic brilliance he possessed. With the […]
Frank Turner’s always been a literary fellow. One of his earliest and best songs is “I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous,” and he’s sprinkled a few other T.S. Eliot references in his work over the years. In 2015, he […]
What constitutes “real” country music is a debate that’s gone on for a long time. It’s certainly raged on longer than Tyler Childers has been alive. The 28-year-old Childers is the next potential superstar in the roots-based country movement. This […]
Growth is difficult. Personal growth for sure, but finding new ways to grow creatively can also be a real mother. Harrisonburg, Virginia’s The Steel Wheels have been recording for just about 15 years now. At the core of the band’s […]
In the Fall-Winter 2018 No Depression print journal, there was a fantastic article on cowpunk, the musical subgenre that merges the sonic and visual aesthetics of punk and country-blues. Author Chris Parker does a fantastic job tracing the history of […]
Evidently, Minnesota-native turned Nashville resident Austin Plaine and I listened to a lot of the same music growing up, listed here in no particular order: Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Conor Oberst, Ryan Adams. I can’t write a song, much less […]
Back in 1974, Jagger sang “It’s only rock ‘n’ roll.” That’s all well and good, and usually that sentiment’s the proper one. But sometimes, it’s not only rock ‘n’ roll. Just ask Reese McHenry. About a decade ago, the then […]
Durand Jones and the Indications is an intriguing band. The name’s a bit misleading, but not in a bad way. It conjures up images of classic soul groups — James Brown and the Fantastic Flames, Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, […]
It feels like Ryan Bingham is a touch underappreciated. Yes, that’s kind of a crazy thing to say about someone who’s won a Grammy, Golden Globe, and Academy Award for one of his songs (“The Weary Kind,” in the motion […]
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