Chicano Batman collects their favorite sounds—including some eclectic retro movements—into soulful musical stew
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Zakir Hussain digs into our collective music unconscious for ‘Pulse of the World: Celtic Connections’
From country songs about cell phones to the theme for ‘Better Call Saul,’ Junior Brown makes music his way
River City Extension are still searching for their sound on new album
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Red Baraat incorporates three drummers, four horns, a guitarist and well-placed electronic effects
Even toddlers like OK Go now. So why is ‘Hungry Ghosts’ their most melancholy record?
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Ethan Miller steps up really, really close to the mic on his surprisingly intimate new Howlin’ Rain record
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Why Peter Harper spent most of his life trying not to follow brother Ben’s musical path
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Jessica Pratt’s second album seeks to rectify the wrong impressions left by her surprise-hit debut
Give Slaid Cleaves a decade, and he’ll tell you how you feel
Kawehi’s obsession with automation bleeds from her sound into her lyrical concepts
Over the Rhine find their greatest musical adventure right in their backyard
Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist have been performing as Over the Rhine for 25 years
Jake Smith on why he prefers to keep his characters in the shadows as the White Buffalo
Blurring the boundary between electronic production and live music, the Floozies have a big, dense sound centered around Matt Hill’s laptop-and-gadget-wizardry and...
Covers of Sufjan Stevens and Elliot Smith have exposed the world to Mikaela Davis’ unique harp style
After leaving Old Crow Medicine Show, Willie Watson gets back to a rawer, simplified sound on his solo debut.
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Local jazz’s prodigal son Smith Dobson V returns with a new sound
Alixandra Macmillan-Fiedel’s evocative songwriting fuels Ghost Tiger
Celebrating 40 “odd” years in 2015, Tandy Beal & Company presents a First Saturday Family Concert Series packed with talent, excitement, and...
Josh Tillman uses his Father John Misty alter ego to explore real feelings on new record
Portland duo plays junkyard blues at a hellfire pace
Having helped to establish the Santa Cruz Americana scene, Mylo Jenkins returns with a new approach
Nehal Abuelata’s Sweet HayaH has found its groove with an improbable but upbeat blend of styles