Album Reviews

05/05/15



Stream The Word's First New Album In 14 Years, Ft. Robert Randolph, Medeski and the North Miss Allstars

When keyboardist John Medeski (Medeski, Martin, and Wood), pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph, and The North Mississippi All Stars get in a room to record, they clearly have a kick-ass time together. Reunited as The Word for their first studio release since 2001, Soul Food showcases the masters of their respective craft. The five unite in a cohesive slam-fest of shrieking guitars, organs, and percussion bordering somewhere between gospel, funk, and soul. In 2000, the three members of the Nor [...]

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Rising Appalchia's 'Wider Circles' Showcases The Beauty of Folk

In a decades' time, contempo-troubadours Rising Appalachia have spanned the globe, spreading their unique blend of world, folk, soul and activism. Based out of Southern Appalachia, the band has put ou [...]

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JoJo Mayer & NERVE - Live In Europe [Album Review/Stream]

Combining drum & bass, R&B, jazz, rock, and dubstep, Jojo Mayer and his bandmates have created a hybrid of all things live and electronic for the past eighteen years, touring relentlessly and [...]

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04/15/15



An Exclusive Look Into 'The Waterfall,' My Morning Jacket's First Album In Four Years

Four years is a long time between albums these days. In an era of instant gratification and all the music of the world at your fingertips, the modern music fan is not equipped with patience. When My M [...]

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Alabama Shakes - 'Sound & Color' [Album Review]

The Alabama Shakes have shaken the foundations once again with one of the most highly-anticipated albums of 2015, Sound & Color. Following the massive success of their debut album, Boys & Girl [...]

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The Mallett Brothers Band - Lights Along The River [Album Review]

As autumn leaves were falling through the crisp air of Piscataquis County, Maine in late 2014, six musicians hunkered themselves down in a cozy cabin near Sebec Lake to make a record. The result is Li [...]

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Naughty Professor - Out On A Limb [Album Review]

Naughty Professor, the up-and-coming Nola-based jazz/funk sextet, will release their second album, Out On A Limb (Ropeadope) nationally on May 12. This collective of Big Easy performers captures the s [...]

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Here Come The Girls - The London Souls [Album Review]

The secret is out - New York trio The London Souls released their latest effort Here Come the Girls on Tuesday, April 7 on Feel Records. The Rock and Roll outfit draws upon British influences of Cream [...]

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Dub Side of the Mule - Gov't Mule ft. Toots Hibbert [Album Review]

Gov’t Mule’s ongoing archival live release series continues with Dub Side of The Mule, scheduled to be released April 7th in various formats. The 12-track, hour-long set captures full Mule alongsi [...]

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Jazz Fest Grows To Largest Attendance Since Katrina, And People Aren't Happy

This year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival brought artists like The Who, Elto ...


Prince Brings His 'Rally 4 Peace' To The Front Line In Baltimore

Earlier this week, Prince hosted a dance party rally in memory of Freddie Gray, the ...


The Who Forced To Postpone North American Tour

After delivering a crushing set at this year's Jazz Fest, The Who have announced th ...


Drew Brees Joins Trombone Shorty, Ivan Neville, Leo Nocentelli For Epic Jazz Fest Closing Set

It doesn't get much more Nawlins than that! After rocking a high-energy, nearly 2-hou ...


You Can Take A College Course In The Philosophy Of Phish

For the second year in a row, Oregon State University is offering an online college c ...


Bill Kreutzmann To Discuss Memoir On HuffPost Live Now

Aside from it being the actual 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead's formation, tod ...


RIP Demse Zullo, Founding Drummer of the Alchemystics Killed In Tragic Van Accident

We're beyond devastated to report that Todd "Demse" Zullo, the founding drummer of ja ...


BB King's Manager Won't Let His Daughter And Friends See Him

According to a new report in TMZ, the daughter of legendary guitarist B.B. King is cl ...


Formula 5 Releases Summer Tour Schedule

Funk/jam band Formula 5 will hit the road for a number of venue and festival dates th ...


Apple Under Federal Investigation For Pressuring Labels To Reduce Free Spotify Streams

Apple and other record labels have been pressuring Spotify to reduce their free music ...


Aphex Twin Uploads Ten New Songs To 'Secret' SoundCloud

Last year, Aphex Twin released his first album under that moniker since 2001. Now, Ri ...


Rolling Stones Share Unreleased, Extended Version Of 'Bitch'

The Rolling Stones are making moves to support their upcoming re-release of Sticky Fi ...


U2 Performed In The NYC Subway Yesterday

U2 is making up for lost time after cancelling their performance on The Tonight Show ...


Watch Phil Lesh & Friends Pay Tribute To The Grateful Dead's 8/13/75 Performance

Phil Lesh & Friends gathered at the Terrapin Crossroads venue in San Rafael, CA l ...


Joni Mitchell May Soon Be Released From Hospital

Joni Mitchell may soon leave the hospital yet, as reported by Associated Press. The l ...


Lauryn Hill Cancels Israel Performance After Failing To Book Palestinian Show

Ms. Lauryn Hill has made it clear that she does not want to play sides in the Israeli ...


Austin City Limits Confirms Massive Lineup

UPDATE [5/5]: Austin City Limits has confirmed their 2015 lineup, as seen below!   ...


Stunning Umphrey's McGee UMBowl Photos Will Make You Wish You Were There

Umphrey's McGee's annual UMBowl run has become the most highly anticipated event ...


The 2015 Complete Music Festival Guide

Festival announcements are at an all-time high, and it's up to us to help you weed th ...


New Freekbass Video ft. Mike Gordon, Ryan Stasik, George Porter & Other Iconic Bass Players

The extra-funky Freekbass is back with a brand new video for the title track of his 2 ...


Getting To Know: Roots of Creation, Reggae-Jam Staples

Jamming since 1999, New Hampshire-based Roots of Creation are bringing their "reggae/ ...


These Magical Photos of A Snowy Disco Biscuits Show at Red Rocks Win

A little snow couldn't cool down this year's Bisco Inferno. This past Saturday night ...


Go Behind The Scenes Of Mountain Jam With Founder Gary Chetkof

Recently, L4LM had the opportunity to talk with Gary Chetkof (founder of Mountain Jam ...


L4LM Exclusive: Kick Off Jazzfest With Funky George Porter Jr. Video Interview

The New Orleans Jazz Fest kicks of today, and to help get you in the mood, here's a f ...


20 Songs That Are Perfect For 4/20

Happy 4/20! What better way to celebrate the holiday than with 20 thematically-approp ...


L4LM Exclusive: Billy Iuso's New Funky Album, Overstanding

Billy Iuso knows funk. It's no wonder that the NOLA staple recruited an all-star cast ...


Getting To Know: After Funk, The Grooviest New Band North of the Border

Toronto based collective After Funk will be kicking off their spring and summer tour ...


9 Bands Not To Miss Before 2 PM At Jazz Fest

Plan on being fashionably late to this year's Jazz Fest? Think again. Here’s a grea ...


L4LM Premiere: Turkuaz - Gettin' A Little Closer

L4LM is proud to premiere a track from Turkuaz's new EP, Stereochrome. "Gettin' A Lit ...


20 Awesome Photos From Umphrey's McGee and Lettuce in St. Augustine

Umphrey's McGee and Lettuce did a superb job of making lemonade this past weekend ...


The 15 Best Events Surrounding New Orleans Jazz Festival!

New Orleans Jazz Fest after-hours can get incredibly overwhelming. With upwards of ...


L4LM Exclusive Premiere: 'Omega' by Earphunk

New Orleans funk outfit Earphunk have been making waves, slyly blending progressive f ...


L4LM Exclusive: Lotus Remixes the New Deal's 'Mercury Switch'

In honor of Lotus' upcoming show with the New Deal opening, this Saturday April 18th ...


L4LM Exclusive: Keller Williams Gets Funky On 'She Rolls,' Talks New Album 'Vape'

In anticipation of his 20th album, Vape, we're delighted to share the brand new singl ...



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