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    Organ Freeman’s Latest Album, ‘Respect My Art’, Shows A Trio At Its Finest

    Organ Freeman used their rock-solid funk foundation to build a gorgeous new set of songs on their latest release, Respect My Art. Since their debut album in 2015, Organ Freeman has managed to grow tighter as musicians and looser as a band at the same time. With Respect My Art, guitarist Erik Carlson, drummer Rob Humphreys , and […]

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    The Lil Smokies Blaze Through Bluegrass on Their New Album “Changing Shades”

    The Lil Smokies have crafted a captivating album of songs that keep the flavor fresh, comprising their out-of-this world string-skills and phenomenal songwriting with their latest release, Changing Shades. On their third studio album, the Montana-based quintet hop between their dynamic bluegrass roots with a punch of rock and hints of country heard in lead […]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Stream Snarky Puppy Guitarist Bob Lanzetti’s Debut Solo Album Ahead Of Its Release

    Tomorrow, September 28th, Bob Lanzetti, guitarist of three-time Grammy Award Winning jazz/funk collective Snarky Puppy, will officially release his debut solo album, Whose Feet Are These That Are Walking. The album’s core band is a quartet featuring Lanzetti on all guitars, Philip Sterk on pedal steel guitar, Matt Aronoff on bass, and Jordan Perlson on drums, […]

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    Neil Young Releases Unheard Acoustic Recordings From 1976 With ‘The Hitchhiker’

    For his thirty-eighth solo record, The Hitchhiker, Neil Young decided to go old school—literally. All the tracks featured on the acoustic album were recorded in a single day in 1976 and have languished in archives ever since. Though some of these tracks were reworked and appeared on later albums, such as Young’s seminal Rust Never […]

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    Gregg Allman Delivers Emotional Farewell On ‘Southern Blood’

    Gregg Allman lived life loudly and proudly, becoming one of the biggest rock stars of our time with the Allman Brothers Band. Today, his final album, Southern Blood, which was recorded as Allman’s health steadily declined, has been posthumously released, and the legendary musician’s memory and an air of finality permeate each track. While the world honors […]

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    Naughty Professor Welcomes Chali 2na, Ivan Neville, Benny Bloom, Dave Shaw, And More On ‘Identity’

    There is an old adage that says, “You can judge a person by the company they keep.” If you take that as a given, then Naughty Professor is clearly one of the funkiest collectives on the scene right now. On their latest release, Identity, the New Orleans-based outfit brought funk luminaries like Chali 2na of Jurrasic 5, […]

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    Tongues Unknown’s Self-Titled New Album Is A Looped And Layered Psychedelic Dream [Stream]

    Tongues Unknown is the musical project of multi-instrumentalist Connor Grant. Born in Chicago but based out of Brooklyn, Grant previously gained critical attention as the percussionist for The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger—the indie-rock band fronted by singer-songwriter Sean Lennon. Grant derived his moniker, Tongues Unknown, from a pamphlet handed to him by a self-described […]

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    Damian Marley R.O.A.R.s Back To Life, Welcomes Big Brother Stephen On New LP, “Stony Hill” [Stream]

    Stony Hill, the first new solo record from Jamaican hip hop/reggae artist Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley in 12 years, is a welcome return by the keenly observant youngest son of reggae revolutionary Bob Marley. The new project exudes a poignant mix of positive energy and brutal realism, with tracks that seem to hold a mirror up to both […]

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    Cage The Elephant Bravely Go ‘Unpeeled’ [Stream/Review]

    It’s been a big year for Cage The Elephant. This year, the group boasted a Grammy win, a well-received “Live And Unpeeled” tour earlier this year, and now, a new album, Unpeeled. Their winter tour served as a chance for the band to strip down and repurpose their songs, presenting more bare-bones remakings of some […]

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    The Southern Belles Add Layers Of Originality To Their Sound On ‘In The Middle Of The Night’

    The Southern Belles have crafted an enthralling album of songs that perfectly capture the spirit and flavor of seventies progressive rock while avoiding the pitfalls of derivation and imitation with their latest release, In the Middle of the Night. Leaping from style to style with smile-inducing confidence, The Southern Belles created a perfect playground for themselves […]

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