Sharon Van Etten's Tramp is a study in directness. Beyond Van Etten's voice, a clear, present, hum, there's the sounds -- sparse, and focused, produced by of Aaron Dessner of The National. The record is centered on the idea of clarity, illustrated by song titles like "I'm Wrong," "We Are Fine," an ... More >>
Steve Gullick / NickCaveandtheBadSeeds.comNick Cave, third from left, and The Bad SeedsIf there were ever an artist who has passed the half-century mark in age and is making new works every bit as engaging, if not more so, than what was created in their so-called "prime," it has to be Nick Ca ... More >>
Bavarian cream of the crop
Virtuoso musician Michael Dunlap inspired the show-business dreams of many people. Now, they say he's walked away with their money.