Album Reviews

08/29/15



Defining 'Electro Swing' With Pioneer Artist Mocean Worker

When it comes to music, the lines distinguishing genres are meant to be blurred. Naturally, the "Electro Swing" label that accompanied Mocean Worker's new self-titled release was an intriguing one. Imagine dance music meets 70s dance funk, and maybe you'll begin to understand just what Mocean Worker is all about. Having dabbled with various electronic styles, Mocean, aka Adam Dorn, returned to his roots as a bassist. Spending most of his career avoiding the natural bass sound, this new release [...]

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Lucy Arnell's New Album Is A Psychedelic Journey (Ft. Phish's Jon Fishman)

It’s been a sweet summer for Lucy Arnell, the San Francisco psych - folk - rock songstress you’ve most likely seen at a number of DIY venues around town. Most recently, Arnell hosted her record re [...]

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The Jauntee Excel On New Album Release, 'Excelsior' [Full Stream]

Excelsior, the newest album from Boston natives The Jauntee, is a breath of fresh air carrying with it in the winds the beauty and familiarity of all that was pure and pleasant from one’s early you [...]

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08/24/15



Leon Bridges Amazes On Debut Album, 'Coming Home'

It’s hard to believe that summer is already almost gone. Where does the time go? Luckily we have a plethora of great music to look back at that came out during this amazing summer of 2015. One of th [...]

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After Ten Year Hiatus, Jazz Is Dead Returns Triumphantly On 'Grateful Jazz'

Jazz Is Dead, one of the most unique Grateful Dead tribute acts to ever hit the scene, is back in action after a ten year hiatus.The Dead’s 50th anniversary has brought some amazing music to light t [...]

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Gov't Mule Rocks The Rolling Stones On 'Stoned Side Of The Mule Vol. 2'

Late last year, we reviewed the first volume of Gov’t Mule’s recording of their 2009 Halloween concert, in which the southern rock giants performed a blistering set composed entirely of Rolling St [...]

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Inside 'Star Wars', The Tenacious New Album From Wilco [Full Stream]

Without any hype, glamour, publicity, nor a hint of notice, Wilco has shocked us all with the greatest gift of all: free music. Somewhere between heavy rehearsing and a light touring schedule with his [...]

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Tame Impala Bears It All On Psychedelic New Release, 'Currents'

Tame Impala, the brainchild of Australian psychedelic-rock virtuoso Kevin Parker, is back with their third record, Currents. The album, released July 17th, is absolutely brilliant. An evolutionary ste [...]

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The Revivalists Shine On Diverse And Powerful New Album, 'Men Amongst Mountains'

After four years of touring, New Orleans rockers The Revivalists are back with their third studio album, Men Amongst Mountains. “This one feels different,” says drummer Andrew Campanelli. From s [...]

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Leftover Salmon And Stringdusters' Andy Hall To Play Phish Post Show

To close out the Labor Day weekend, Colorado's own Leftover Salmon and special gues ...


Phases of the Moon Festival Has Been Canceled

Phases of the Moon, a three-day festival that was supposed to take place from October ...


Umphrey's McGee Reveals Excellent Support For New Years Run

Umphrey's McGee have huge plans for their New Year's Run in Denver this year. The ...


North Coast Co-Founder Michael Berg Appears On Morning TV Show

North Coast Festival, "Summer's Last Stand" featuring major acts like the Chemical ...


Dave Davies Gives Update On Kinks Reunion, Announces New Biopic

The 50th anniversary of The Kinks came and went without so much as a whisper from b ...


President Obama Wants To See Rebirth Brass Band In NOLA When He's Out Of Office

President Obama visited New Orleans, LA last Thursday, August 27th, to commemorate th ...


Jeff Austin Band Announces New Tour Dates

The Jeff Austin Band will take to the Northeast this November for a 7-show mini-tou ...


London Film Festival To Feature Bevy Of Rock Docs

Of the 238 films announced for this year's London Film Festival, a large percentage o ...


Gary Clark Jr. Destroys New Single On Fallon

Master guitar shredder Gary Clark Jr. returned to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy ...


Funk Duo Soule Monde, Ft. Trey Anastasio Band Members, To Release Debut EP

Jazz-funk duo Soule Monde will release their first EP, Smashed World, this Septe ...


Brittany Howard's Side Project Is Called Thunderbitch, And They Just Released A Kickass Album

As if Brittany Howard wasn't powerful enough as the frontwoman of Alabama Shakes, ...


DJ Locked In A Cage By Security At Leeds Festival For Over An Hour

British DJ Evian Christ reports that he was locked in a cage at England's Leeds Fe ...


The Dead Weather Announce First Live Performance Since 2010

It's been five long years since The Dead Weather have performed, but that absence wil ...


This Beats Antique Remix Of Major Lazer's 'Too Original' Is Downright Contagious

Leave it to Beats Antique to put their off-the-wall style on this dance music char ...


A SpongeBob SquarePants Musical Is Coming With Original Tunes From David Bowie & More

Are you ready, kids?! There's a SpongeBob SquarePants musical making its way to Bro ...


Watch STS9's Full Set From North Coast Festival 2014

With North Coast Music Festival approaching this weekend, we decided to revisit a ...


The Heavy Pets Announce 10th Anniversary Fall Tour Dates

South Florida-based rockers The Heavy Pets have just announced a "Tour de Florida" ...


Dylan Goes Electric: An Interview With Author Elijah Wald

Elijah Wald has been a musician since age seven and a writer since the early 1980s. ...


Celebrate Michael Jackson's Birthday With 12 'Thrilling' Covers

The undisputed King of Pop, Michael Jackson would have turned 57 years old today. I ...


Dopapod Promise 'Big Hits And Deep Cuts' For Disco-Era Studio 54 Set At Catskill Chill

Dopapod and Turkuaz are ready to bring festival-goers back to the days of disco when ...


Our Favorite People We Encountered At A Ridiculous Brooklyn Rave With Shpongle, Paper Diamond, & More

Given BangOn!NYC's reputation for throwing some of the wildest, most eccentric and ...


Top 20 Photos From Phish's Magnaball Festival By Dave Vann

We're still buzzing about Phish's Magnaball festival, a fantastic weekend filled wi ...


Marco Benevento Talks Grateful Dead, JRAD, Jazz Fest, Brooklyn Comes Alive, And So Much More

One of the live music scene's most captivating piano players is Marco Benevento. Betw ...


An Intimate, Behind-The-Scenes Look At The Werk Out Festival 2015

This year's The Werk Out Festival presented by The Werks featured some of our fav ...


L4LM Exclusive Premiere: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey Shine On New Single, 'Betamax'

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey is a sonic exploration through time and space. Classic instr ...


Getting To Know: The Highway, The Finest New York Jam That You Haven't Heard

Stumbling into a crowded Rockwood Music Hall on a typical New York summer night, I wa ...


The Mayor Of moe.down Goes In-Depth With Drummer Vinnie Amico

Enjoying their 25th year as a band, moe. continues to impress on a regular basis. Wit ...


L4LM Exclusive: Papadosio Shines A 'Glimpse Of Light' On Debut Single From New Album

Fans of Papadosio were delighted when the band announced that a brand new album, E ...


Top 30 Kickass Photos From Afropunk 2015

This year's Afropunk Festival drew a massive crowd to Brooklyn's City Park for the el ...


The Funniest Things Overheard At Phish's Magnaball Festival

Concerts can be the absolute best place to people watch and listen, with so many char ...


Natalie Cressman Planning Simulcast Fundraiser For New Album [Interview]

Easily one of the hardest working women in the music business, trombonist Natalie Cre ...


Bob Weir Borrows Guitar From Headliners For Surprise Opening Set At Sweetwater

Developing in parallel to The Grateful Dead was a lesser-known act named the Pousette ...


20 Photos That Convey The Magic Of Phish's Magnaball

Phish's Magnaball festival this past weekend was an absolute success. From the spec ...


Karl Denson On Life With, And Beyond, The Rolling Stones

Fresh off a North American tour with iconic rock n' rollers The Rolling Stones, mast ...





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