Of Montreal just finished its new album. Frontman and creative nerve-center Kevin Barnes tells Crossfade that he wrote the whole thing in about three weeks on his first-ever, self-imposed "writer's retreat" in San Francisco. After that, he returned to his Athens, Georgia, home and recorded it wi ... More >>
Notes from the Soundboard is a new column appearing weekly on Crossfade, focused on pop music's history and ongoing evolution. Lee Zimmerman shares insights and observations on how music continues to connect with the weirdness of the world. Click here to read past installments. I try not to spend ... More >>
Charlie Pickett Bar Band Americanus – The Best of Charlie Picket And (Bloodshot) Both as a music addict and “critic,” I hear lots of music that slips into cult following-status and/or obscurity while less talented musicians reap the big rewards. Take South Floridian Charlie Pickett for exampl ... More >>
Check these guys out at The Fillmore.
Live at the Avalon Ballroom 1969 (Amoeba Records)
Poco/Firefall October 20, 2007 Gulfstream Park Before Uncle Tupelo, before Son Volt, before Steve Earle, before the other champions of roots rock and insurgent Americana, there were bands like Buffalo Springfield, the Flying Burrito Brothers, and Poco, groups that helped etch a well defined link be ... More >>
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