On Nashville-via-New York string trio the Howlin' Brothers' debut record, Howl, the band doesn't "re-create" a specific moment in Americana music so much as run wild and wooly through great big landscapes of it. Recorded by Brendan Benson (the Raconteurs, The Maine) for his Readymade Records imprint ... More >>
Junction 10 frontman Robert Perez gives country music a new look.Robert Perez, singer in country band Junction 10, doesn't fit the mold as far as the appearance of a typical country musician goes. But that doesn't matter because he's more talented than most local country musicians. Although he co ... More >>
As much as we like to deny that we were awkward teenagers, the fact remains that we most certainly were. When I think of my own teenage years, I tend to reflect on the music that I really liked. While I started to come around in my late teenage years, the early portion reflected a certain ge ... More >>
On Friday, Tempe Music Festival announced a pretty uninspired lineup (Kid Rock, Three Doors Down) for April 3 and 4 at Tempe Beach Park. It was better than I was expecting (ahem, nothing) but it certainly didn't pack the punch of last year's event, headlined by Fergie and My Chemical Romance.Turns o ... More >>
Is Les Claypool the Frank Zappa of side projects?
A roundup of the latest batch of eclectica that fell through the cracks
Even with impending Willennium looming, 1999 proved to be a banner year for music
A pair of new releases from Gov't Mule find meaning in being a Southern man, anyhow