It is an interesting time for the Alabama Shakes. Riding high on the success of a nearly universally lauded debut full length, the group has undoubtedly earned its bones as one of the most exciting bands dwelling within the increasingly overrun world of roots and Americana music. For most bands st ... More >>
Wait, he's not new here?Every week, we gather some interesting stuff from our sister Village Voice Media publications' music sections. Just for kicks. Here's last week's entry.In the Dallas Observer's bumper crop of content: Surfer Blood mourns the loss of Jay Reatard and confirms that even Pitch ... More >>
On Friday, August 21, Col. Bruce Hampton will bring his inspired, improvisation rock to Revolution in Fort Lauderdale. He's a jam band hero who helped form the highly influential '90s H.O.R.D.E. tours. With H.O.R.D.E., he employed future jam band all-stars Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band), ... More >>
Isaac HayesHot Buttered Soul (Stax)Forget "Chef," "South Park," and all that Scientology bullshit. Isaac Hayes died last summer. If we're to remember him for just one thing, let it be Hot Buttered Soul.The landmark 1969 LP has been remastered and gussied up with bonus tracks. There are also new line ... More >>
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Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen Trapper's fantastic ... More >>
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The passion of Bright Eyes flows through I'm Awake, It's Morning and Digital Ash in a Digital Urn