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 >>
John Hood Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band Tuesday, November 18, 2008 Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale Better Than: The Eagles after they slept with Leonard Cohen. This should really be called The Night Before Last Night seeing that ol’ Bright Eyes’ boy wonder played on Tuesday rather th ... More >>
Maybe the next generation won't even play instruments. Clapton and Hendrix? So passé.
Can a band reared on indie ethos survive a move to the majors, flak from its fans, and its own emotional upheaval?
Four Winds EP (Saddle Creek)
SFKS bids adieu.
Soulive! The smokin' NYC trio is hip to the future of soul.
Pass the Paxil
It's a race to the rip-off between Gwen and Madge
The Shout Out Louds speak the universal language of pop
Green Day's days don't appear to be numbered
These days, John Ralston is exceedingly prolific. But there's more to the story than that.
Dizzee Rascal brings the sound of U.K. pirate radio to American ears
Better plaid than dead
Fabulous Muscles (5 Rue Christine)
Leave Your Name (Jade Tree)
The death of the FPO becomes official
Saddle Creek 50 (Saddle Creek)
Dixie Chicks Take on the Man
These are the people in your neighborhood -- and their Top Ten 2002 lists
Rilo Kiley brings a bountiful breadbasket from the heartland
In which Bandwidth desperately strives to chill out
Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst hides in the shadows
Poulain's Isaac Lekach caught in tristate orchestral-pop spree
What's love got to do with the wistful, indie-rocking Now It's Overhead?
The Faint harvests a new-wave bumper crop from the heartland