There were those who branded themselves as outlaws way before -- Waylon, Willie, Johnny Cash, and David Allan Coe among them. But Steve Earle has lived that legend to the fullest. Born January 17, 1955, Earle's notoriety has often threatened to overshadow his prodigious musical career, one that's ... More >>
Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman shares observations, insights and updates relating to South Florida's musical environs. This week, cool conversation, part two. In our last Backstage in South Florida column, I reflected on some of the more notable interviews I conducted over the past ... More >>
What kind of song do you need this Valentine's Day?
The last thing the world needs is another rant by some snooty music scribe who actually believes he can peg the next Coldplay or validate some MySpace wannabe. Don't worry; yours truly doesn't make any such presumptions. You won't find any holier-than-thou prognostications here -- just good new sou ... More >>
Digging below the surface to discover some exceptional new sounds
Ivan Neville moves to a New Orleans groove
A Tribute to Joni Mitchell (Nonesuch)
Ladysmith Black Mambazo co-founder Albert Mazibuko talks about apartheid and the power of music
DVD chronicles the life of the Minutemen.
Cassette (Bakery Outlet)
No ivory-tower theorist, the great Elvis Costello changes colors with the season
Weathered and wise David Olney finds respect, if not filthy lucre
Distance Between (Ultimatum Music)
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
Concerts for a Landmine Free World (Vanguard Records)
Wandering Strange (Eminent Records)
Heartbreaker (Bloodshot Records)
Teddy Thompson (Virgin Records)
Art of Noise, Buddy Miller, David Mead
John Prine, G. Love & Special Sauce, Various Artists
Homage to long-dead Flying Burrito Brother Gram Parsons