Album Reviews

05/23/16



The Top 15 Tracks From Massive Grateful Dead Tribute Album, 'Day Of The Dead'

Last Friday, The National's Aaron and Bryce Dessner released their 59-song compilation album paying tribute to the Grateful Dead. With a number of incredible and diverse musicians coming together for the project, Day Of The Dead serves as an enticing tribute to one of the most prolific and ubiquitous groups in all of music. Of course, listening to the nearly-six hours worth of music is an intimidating feat, even for the most ambitious of fans. With a number of unfamiliar artists putting [...]

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The Hard Working Americans Put In The Effort On 'Rest In Chaos' [Stream/Review]

The Hard Working Americans have a lot to live up to, thanks to their impressive collective musical pedigree. Fortunately for listeners, they manage to exceed expectiations on their second album, Rest [...]

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Wildlight Goes All-Acoustic In Reworking Of 'The Tide' Album [Review/Full Stream]

Wildlight's The Tide acoustic redux invokes a sound and era that can be overlooked within our technologically-fueled society. The delicate performances harken back to a period and lifestyle rooted in [...]

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05/20/16



Eric Clapton's 'I Still Do' Embraces The Past Amid An Uncertain Future

For his twenty-third studio album, I Still Do, legendary blues guitarist Eric Clapton revisits his musical roots while pondering a potential end of the road. With only two original tunes out of the al [...]

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The Ragbirds Trace The Trajectory Of Love On 'The Threshold & The Hearth' [Stream/Review]

On their newest release, The Threshold & The Hearth, Ann Arbor's multi-cultural fusion band The Ragbirds celebrate the ties that bind us all with a concept album about the progression of new love. [...]

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Call It What You Want, But Mudcrutch's '2' Sounds Like Classic Tom Petty [Full Stream]

In 1970, Tom Petty started his musical journey with a group called Mudcrutch. The relatively short lived group tried to make a name for themselves by moving to Los Angeles, CA (from Florida), but thei [...]

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Fruition's New Album Is A True 'Labor Of Love' [A Review]

Portland, Oregon's own Americana band Fruition have lived up to their name with their latest release, Labor Of Love. From their days busking in the streets for spare change to the stages of Bonnaroo, [...]

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Bob Dylan Embraces The Great American Songbook On New Album 'Fallen Angels'

Fans and scholars of Bob Dylan have been eagerly awaiting the singer's newest release, Fallen Angels. A follow up to 2015's Shadows in the Night, Dylan continues to cover songs made classic by the leg [...]

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Radiohead Graces Us With A Masterpiece On A Moon Shaped Pool

In the days prior to Radiohead releasing their ninth studio album, A Moon Shaped Pool, the group mysteriously erased their internet presence, effectively throwing the music and social media world into [...]

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Famed NYC Gallery Will Host Dave Matthews Band 25th Anniversary Exhibit

2016 is a big year for Dave Matthews Band, as the group that was formed in 1991 cele ...


Phish Made It Onto Last Night's Episode Of Jeopardy!

Beloved jam band Phish was the correct response for a clue on last night's episode ...


Phil Lesh Welcomes Medeski, Haynes & Krasno For Capitol Theatre Opener [Watch]

Last night marked the first of a three-night run for Grateful Dead bassist Phil Les ...


Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Bob Weir And Phil Lesh's Reunion In NYC

Last November in New York City, during a Midnight North (Grahame Lesh's band) show at ...


Full Audio Of Snarky Puppy's Colorado Show With Guest Adam Deitch Has Emerged

Snarky Puppy graced Colorado's front range this past Tuesday night with a performance ...


Dead & Company, Tedeschi Trucks Band Auction Tickets And Posters For HeadCount Drive

With the primaries nearing completion and the general election setting in, it's becom ...


Pretty Lights Confirms Final Mini-Festival With Insane Special Guests For Two Nights In Nashville

Beloved DJ Pretty Lights has been rolling out announcement videos for his traveling P ...


The Flaming Lips Perform 'The Soft Bulletin' With An Orchestra At Red Rocks [Watch]

Last night, The Flaming Lips performed their 1999 album The Soft Bulletin in its e ...


My Morning Jacket Brings Out Two 2016 Debuts In Indianapolis

My Morning Jacket fans have a lot to be excited about! The band is set to play two ni ...


Neil Young Bashes Monsanto, The Music Industry, And Donald Trump On Colbert [Watch]

Last night's Late Show With Stephen Colbert featured some extended interviews with ...


Axl Rose Says He Wants To Do More Shows With AC/DC

Now a few shows into their European tour, AC/DC has been getting on quite swimmingly ...


Jans Ingber's Funk Fellowship To Bring Expert Musicians To The Bay Area

Beloved singer Jans Ingber continues his Funk Foundation domination, as he's assemble ...


Aqueous Welcomes moe.'s Vinnie Amico For Shattering 'War Pigs' At Summer Camp Opener

The Summer Camp Music Festival kicked off in Chillicothe, IL last night, bringing som ...


Trey Anastasio Gives Update On New Music, Says He's Open For More Grateful Dead Gigs

After a brief teaser the other day, Rolling Stone has shared a major interview with P ...


Phish Debuts 'Simple' Out Of A Crazy 'Mike's Song' Jam, On This Day In 1994

There's something gratifying about going through the Phish archives and pulling out ...


Listen To The Red Hot Chili Peppers' Funky New Groove 'The Getaway'

Rock and rollers Red Hot Chili Peppers have their new album, The Getaway, due out ...


Pretty Lights Announces New Mini-Festival Dates With Tipper & More In Chicago

Pretty Lights has been rolling out announcements for his traveling summer PL Festiv ...


Why Some People Get 'Skin-Gasms' While Listening To Music

You know that feeling when you're listening to a song and you suddenly feel a chill r ...


Dead & Company's Oteil Burbridge Talks About Playing Grateful Dead Music For The Rest Of His Life

Beloved bassist Oteil Burbridge has been a busy man of late. Fans could catch him all ...


Looking In On Summer Camp Music Festival's Opening Day [A Gallery]

The start of Summer Camp Music Festival can only mean one thing: summer festival seas ...


A Closer Look Into Dylan's Influential Breakthrough Album, 'The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan'

Released on May 27th, 1963, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan marked the second-ever release ...


Greensky Bluegrass Gets The Party Started On Summer Camp Fest's Opening Day [Watch]

Last night marked the opening of Summer Camp Music Festival, and fans eagerly flocked ...


Celebrating Levon Helm's Birthday With Classic Footage Of The Band's 'The Last Waltz'

One of the most iconic vocalists to ever grace the stage, Levon Helm was a driving f ...


Check Out This Real Flame-Throwing Guitar, Like Something Straight Out Of Mad Max

Tech giant Intel decided to go all out in their efforts to fire up viewers for the se ...


Remembering Miles Davis On His 90th Birthday

On May 26th, 1926, one of most iconic musicians of all time came into the world: Mil ...


Ten Reasons Why Buying Concert Tickets Is Money Well Spent

There are two types of concert-goers. There are the occasional ticket-buyers, who se ...


An Inside Look At Dead & Company's Smokin' Performance At The Fillmore [Gallery]

Just last week, the Grateful ensemble known as Dead & Company announced plans for ...


Gearing Up For Lettuce's Rage Rocks With Amazing Footage From Last Year's Show

In just a few short weeks, premiere funk group Lettuce will return to one of most sto ...


Remembering Sublime's Bradley Nowell On The 20th Anniversary Of His Passing

Forever tied to the sunny shores of California, the music of Sublime has inspired a g ...


Watch FlightWave's Smooth New Music Video For 'Beach City' [Premiere]

Detroit-based trio FlightWave impress us with their very unique sound, drawing on an ...


Celebrate Bob Dylan's 75th Birthday With His Best Moments & Tributes

Happy 75th Birthday Bob Dylan! Possibly the greatest poet to come out of the 60s, Dyl ...


Listen To A Classic Phish Show At Nectar's, On This Date In 1988

As Phish worked their way from a Vermont novelty to national sensations, one venue pl ...


Moon Hooch Pushes Sonic Boundaries On New Single, 'Booty House' [Premiere]

The beloved trio known as Moon Hooch began innocently enough, with three music studen ...


George Porter, Anders Osborne & More Boogaloo At NOLA Festival On The Bayou

For the eleventh straight year, the Bayou Boogaloo brought the people of New Orleans, ...





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