Album Reviews

05/18/15



Sister Sparrow Is Thoroughly Proud Of Her Band's New Album

"On the plane ride home from Seattle, after finishing the record the night before...Picture me in my seat staring out the window marinating on what had just happened...In a giant metal bird, flying above the weather below..." Constrained by neither labels or genre, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds exude the soul and funk sensibilities of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings with the tenacity and veracity of the Tedeschi Trucks Band's southern rock. One of rock's greatest gems, Sister Sparrow [...]

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The Cerny Brothers - Sleeping Giant [Album Review]

From the sprawling plains of Sherrard, Illinois comes a thunderstorm of folk artistry just beginning to take form. Since their debut in 2011, The Cerny Brothers have been writing, traveling and sharpe [...]

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Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad Explore Folk Roots On New Album

Following the tremendous success of their most recent album Steady (which debuted at #1 on the Billboard reggae chart), East Coast roots-reggae tour-de-force Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad have just r [...]

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05/14/15



The Stagnant Electric Misadventure Of Mumford & Sons' 'Wilder Mind'

Although Mumford & Sons pride themselves on being at the forefront of the folk revival, their newest album sent the message loud and clear that they do not want to stay put. Their new album, Wilde [...]

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An Inside Look At Snarky Puppy's New Orchestral Collaboration, 'Sylva'

Whatever follows after receiving a Grammy Award comes with a certain level of expectations. Flop and fall into some cliché category, or continue the ascent and fall into another much more alluring on [...]

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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 togethe [...]

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Faith No More Return With First New Album In 18 Years [Review]

Back in 1998, Faith No More announced they were calling it quits. After 13 long years and six remarkable albums, no one could have ever imagined a reunion would ever come from these legends of altern [...]

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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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Soundgarden's Chris Cornell to Release Solo Album

Chris Cornell, frontman for Seattle rock band Soundgarden, has announced the releas ...


Gary Clark Jr. Joins The Rolling Stones & Karl Denson For Tour Opener

Just a few days after performing all of Sticky Fingers at a "secret show" in Los Ange ...


Get Ready To Dance With The Moonrise Festival Lineup

Baltimore is set for this year's Moonrise Festival, bringing an impressive array of d ...


Boston Calling Reveals Fall Festival Lineup

Just after wrapping up their successful Memorial Day festivities, Boston Calling has ...


Widespread Panic Debuts Grateful Dead Cover That Was Cut From 'Dear Jerry'

Perhaps one of the most memorable performances from Dear Jerry was Panic's version of ...


Art Garfunkel Calls Paul Simon A 'Monster' In New Interview

Art Garfunkel opened up in an interview with The Telegraph, talking about the demis ...


Umphrey's McGee Collaborates With Gene Ween At Summer Camp

It's Gene Ween meets Godboner (aka Umphrey's Mcgee), and we're loving every minute ...


Victor Wooten Sits in With STS9 At Summer Camp

Last night, STS9 brought out renowned bassist Victor Wooten to join on "Gobnugget ...


ASAP Rocky Recounts Tale Of Acid-Fueled Orgies At SXSW

ASAP Rocky had a grand old time at this year's SXSW. As he told the New York Post in ...


Jamie Shields Sits In With Umphrey's McGee At Summer Camp

After collaborating with Gene Ween for an epic "God Boner" set, Umphrey's McGee bro ...


Greensky Bluegrass Gets 'Dear Jerry' Redemption At DelFest

Greensky Bluegrass may have been cut from the "Dear Jerry" billing, but their Gratefu ...


Col. Bruce Hampton Joins Widespread Panic In Alabama

Widespread Panic got floppy down in Alabama last Friday night, as the band's fans org ...


Paul McCartney And Dave Grohl Collaborate And It's Awesome

Paul McCartney played a massive show at London's O2 Arena last night where he was j ...


Man Drives Car Into Festival Campgrounds, Leaving Several Injured

A 19-year-old man reportedly under the influence of drugs drove his car into the Sasq ...


Slightly Stoopid Will Lead Summertime Jam At Penn's Landing

The Philadelphia waterfront is getting some perfect summertime music, as Slightly Sto ...


Primus and Dinosaur Jr. To Hit Philadelphia Waterfront

On July 23rd, Primus will bring their exciting live show out to the Philadelphia wat ...


Jack White Pens 'Music Is Sacred' Poem

Jack White recently started his first hiatus from the road in a very long time. Perha ...


L4LM Celebrates Bob Dylan's 74th Birthday

    Robert Allen Zimmerman came into the world on May 24th, 1941, at St. Mary's Hos ...


Top 5 Reasons To Attend Disc Jam Music Festival

Festival season is finally upon us! With so many music festivals out there today, her ...


Eric Gould Previews Upcoming Pink Talking Fish Are Dead Shows

L4LM sat down recently with Eric Gould, bassist and founder of Pink Talking Fish, to ...


Getting To Know: Chromatropic, NYC's Hometown Jam Band

Live For Live Music had the pleasure of sitting down with Danny Cardini and Mark Pott ...


An Interview With Chicago's Newest Funk Sensation, The Heard

The Heard, a Chicago based funk act, is one of the newer bands to be hitting the live ...


Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band Lives The Funk Life '24/7' In Exclusive Video Debut

When Funk Life drops on June 2nd, will you be ready? Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band hav ...


Here's Why You Don't Want To Miss This Year's The Werk Out Festival

It's no secret that there are a ton of summer music festivals to choose from, but whe ...


Top 10 Performances From Philly's Non-COMMvention

Last week, WXPN’s annual Non-COMMvention in Philadelphia brought together music ind ...


An Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look At Dear Jerry Featuring Your Favorite Artists

On 5/14, nearly every musician gathered in the Merriweather Post Pavillion for "D ...


L4LM Exclusive: Digital Tape Machine Goes 'Deeper'

Digital Tape Machine continue to define their futuristic element on this brand new cu ...


Top 10 Photos From Shaky Knees Festival

For three straight days in Atlanta's Central Park, music lovers packed the grounds fo ...


L4LM Exclusive: Temu Joins Gramatik's Lowtemp Label With New EP, 'Rise of the Necrodancer'

The newest addition to Gramatik's Lowtemp label is Temu, who joins the group wit ...


Jazz Master Terence Blanchard Debuts 'Everglades' Exclusively On L4LM

Grammy-winning trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard returns with a new album Breathle ...


The Present Meets The Past With Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

American jazz composer and pianist George Gershwin once stated that “true music mus ...


Fox Street Debuts 'Our Garden,' Announces New Album Release Date

Live for Live Music is proud to premiere the brand new single, "Our Garden," from Den ...


L4LM Exclusive: Sister Sparrow Premieres New 'Sugar' Video

Due out on May 18th, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds are gearing up for the rele ...


Nearly Every Major New Orleans Musician Takes The Stage At Fiya Fest

The second weekend of Jazz Fest in New Orleans is notorious for overwhelming hordes ...



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