Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman offers his insights, opinions, and observations about the local scene. This week: a publicist's pitch gets my attention...
Being a writer and reviewer, I get all kinds of pitches from publicists and record label representatives, most of them clamoring ... More >>
Michael Stipe helped define the sound of college radio's first big star, the now-retired R.E.M., with a vocal approach that was often all but incomprehensible and decidedly detached. Although he turns 51 today (January 4) and later refined his style somewhat as his lyrics became more socially and ... More >>
chipotlethetumblr.tumblr.comWith shared stage time with Snoop Dogg, Julio Iglesias, and Toby Keith, you might call country music pioneer Willie Nelson the king of the odd duet. So it should be no surprise that the oddities continue as Nelson pairs up with Chipotle Mexican Grill and Yeah Yeah Yeah ... More >>
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 >>