Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds’ soul-singing frontwoman may be small, but her voice rattles the rafters
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Blackalicious duo rewards patient fans with their first record in a decade
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What happens when four teachers and a principal get together in a garage one night? No, there’s no punchline—it’s local Americana/rock band...
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Waifs’ Songwriting springs to life onstage
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Engineering other bands at Paradise Recordings gave drummer Will Kahn a unique perspective on forming his own group. Not only did he...
Marcus Miller wonders when he became the elder statesman
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“It’s not that we don’t make mistakes,” says Scott Polland with a smile, from under his fedora. “We make lots of mistakes....
Vaud & the Villains bring edgy theatrical flair—and straight-up rock ’n’ roll—to folk traditionals
On Sun Maiden’s Facebook page, there’s a link to lead singer Johanna LeFever’s Soundcloud page, where she’s uploaded a handful of tunes....
London trio Happyness didn’t mean to freak you out with their weird lyrics
Portland roots-rockers seek their Wilco nirvana
Falling somewhere between the early ’70s metal of Black Sabbath and late ‘60s psych-rock, locals Mountain Tamer (Sometimes spelled MTN TMR) mix...
How one fateful recording session changed everything for the Delta Saints
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Indie duo Wye Oak reinvent themselves on new album ‘Shriek’
Even rising floodwaters can’t keep Pokey LaFarge from tunneling into the history of early American roots music
Considering their name is taken from one of the show’s most famous catchphrases, it should come as no surprise that the Do’h...
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Big Stone Soup is a brand new band, but its members go way back together.
U.S. troops brought rock music to Cambodia; Dengue Fever is bringing it back
Jim Lewin’s latest band, Edge of the West, is an eclectic group. Their influences include Americana, bluegrass, jazz, reggae, and the psychedelic...
For Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, it’s been a strange, viral-video road to the Santa Cruz Mountain Sol Festival