Categories Archives: Music

This is Black Americana at its finest — a sprawling sonic wonderland that walks with a soulful twang, full of feeling and drenched in the blues. Musicians: Charles Burnham, violin Jon Diaz, acoustic/electric guitar Ronny Drayton, electric guitar Mic  More...

From SPIN: Detroit garage-rock posse The Dirtbombs have been doing their thing since 1992 and, as the story goes, have been promising an album’s worth of bubblegum tunes for a decade. Of course, the thought of band mastermind Mick Collins — he of   More...

Swingadelic Audrey Welber alto sax, clarinet Paul Carlon tenor (on 5, 7, 8, 10, 14) & soprano sax Jeff Hackworth tenor and baritone sax (on 5, 7, 8, 10, 14) John DiSanto baritone sax Albert Leusink trumpet Carlos Francis trumpet Rob Susman trombone Ro  More...

A Tribute to Willie Dixon Elliot Sharp Henry Kaiser Eric Mingus Glenn Phillips Melvin Gibbs Lance Carter

The more I listened to Queen Esther, the more I wanted to listen to Queen Esther. The band is one of the top jazz ensembles around, the songs from Hopkins are deliciously memorable and well written and Queen Esther’s performance is an instant classi  More...