Mark Lanegan Documents His Life in New Book, Album

Mark Lanegan affirms that every song on his forthcoming album Straight Songs of Sorrow (currently slated to come out May 8) references a specific episode or person in his memoir Sing Backwards and Weep, which is currently scheduled to arrive in bookstores ten days earlier, on April 28 via Da Capo Press. “Writing the book,… Continue reading Mark Lanegan Documents His Life in New Book, Album

Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer

Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer

Sisters With Voices: Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer Bring It All Back Home Shelby Lynne has had a long and distinguished career in country and pop. She began her professional recording career in the late 1980s, and experienced her commercial breakthrough with the 1998 album I Am Shelby Lynne. Over the course of more than… Continue reading Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer

Shelby Lynne, Allison Moorer Team Up for LP

For years fans have hoped for a recorded collaboration between Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer. Now, after decades of recording apart, with 24 albums between them, the two sisters finally collaborate on Not Dark Yet, due out August 18th via Silver Cross Records/Thirty Tigers. Recorded in Los Angeles last summer, the pair put their mark… Continue reading Shelby Lynne, Allison Moorer Team Up for LP

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Gather Lovely Creatures

Nick Cave spent 2016 mired in grief over the loss of his son, Arthur, and found desperately needed emotional rescue with Skeleton Tree, his 16th album with the Bad Seeds, and the Andrew Dominik-directed documentary One More Time with Feeling. The dark lord, still shattered and wounded, has assumed a reflective mood. With the assistance… Continue reading Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Gather Lovely Creatures

Hell or High Water

Always use suspicion whenever a film is critically acclaimed BEFORE it is released, but this time it’s deserving. A modern day western that is as much about the coming changes in this millennium as Peckinpah’s Ride the High Country was about the 19th century confronting the impending end of the Old West! Jeff Bridges is the soon-to-be retiring… Continue reading Hell or High Water

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away

This ain’t yer mama’s Bad Seeds – or at least not the Bad Seeds of 2008’s Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!, a dark, deliciously decadent blast of voodoo hoodoo and post-punk rumble that at times seemed intent upon exhuming the fetid corpse of Cave’s old band the Birthday Party. Instead, Push The Sky Away plays like an… Continue reading Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Push the Sky Away

Amanda Palmer – Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under

As the singer/pianist for the cabaret-inspired Boston duo the Dresden Dolls, Amanda Palmer is known for her odd mix of theatrics, musical abilities and lyricism that ranges from whimsical to ominously serious, depending on the song. During her Dresden Dolls hiatus, Palmer released a collection of piano ballads called Who Killed Amanda Palmer in 2008,… Continue reading Amanda Palmer – Amanda Palmer Goes Down Under