Posthumous Charles Bradley Album Out Nov. 9

Sadly, we lost Mr. Charles Bradley to cancer on Sept. 23, 2017. In celebration of his life, on Nov. 9 (five days after what would have been his 70th birthday), Daptone Records will release Black Velvet, a full elpee of old school soul slow-burners that were never included on any prior Bradley album. Featuring material… Continue reading Posthumous Charles Bradley Album Out Nov. 9

Hit So Hard

Hit So Hard By Patty Schemel with Erin Hosier [Da Capo Press] If there was ever anyone from the grunge era who was more nakedly careerist that Courtney Love, it was Kurt Cobain. Cobain studiously constructed an anti-star persona that was form-fitted for the post college rock era and worked as a one-way ticket to… Continue reading Hit So Hard

Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold

Dave Grohl has always been somewhat annoying. That is, if you’re smart enough to see through his fake facade he puts up for people. Grohl likes to pay lip service to his supposed punk rock and DIY roots whenever it’s convenient for him, whenever it makes him look good, but most of the time he’s… Continue reading Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold

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


One Man’s Trash: Butch Vig Talks Garbage, Producing, Drumming, and His Scrappy Midwestern Roots Looking back at it, Garbage seem like one of the unlikeliest success stories of the 1990s. Granted, by mid-decade drummer Butch Vig had made a solid name for himself in the music industry – but primarily as a producer of some… Continue reading Garbage

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