"I know the lyrics," DMX states, with steely clarity. Then he proves it. The song in question? Johnny Marks' 1949 Christmas classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." Made popular by Gene Autry, Bing Crosby, and The California Raisins, DMX recently freestyled the song for New York hip-hop station 10 ... More >>
When Bettye LaVette swears, she swears. The Detroit songstress sounds passionate when she talks (and occasionally tosses out a little blue language), but she punctuates each burst with a wonderful laugh, one that somehow conveys the power in her voice as much as her songs. She's been busy exercisin ... More >>
More than one rocker has become an Americana convert
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Who doesn't kid themselves nowadays they can pull off a Christmas album? Thankfully, a few of this year's offerings don't suck.
Singer Andy Hersey chronicles the Arizona cowboy life
Shunning ranch life for a music career, Tommy Shane Steiner has the meat and half the hump
The music of San Fran popsters Beulah isn't quite as sweet as you think
Dame Edna makes his/her way to the Valley
Merle Haggard makes a triumphant return. Wait -- he never went away.
Pig Latin (Triple X)and Big Sandy and the Fly-Rite Boys
Johnny Dilks plays scholar to country music's past and suggests its future, if Charlie Louvin has anything to say about it
Legendary record producer Snuff Garrett turned his back on Hollywood for a piece of the Arizona cowboy myth
Twelve Yuletide carols that'll put a lump of soul in your stocking
A Phoenix league goes to bat for women's baseball
Prison-adjacent motel is Florence's funkiest, bar none
GAME AND FISH INVESTIGATORS STALKED THE MOST NOTORIOUS MOUNTAIN LION HUNTER IN THE STATE. HE TURNED OUT TO BE A HIRED GUN FOR RANCHERS, AND HE'D KILLED 18 CATS.