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Stream Lucero’s Sprawling, Raucous ‘Live From Atlanta’ LP

Way back at the mid-1980s peak of the 33-1/3-RPM era, Bruce Springsteen put out Live/1975-85, a career-spanning box-set live retrospective on an unheard-of five vinyl…
By: David Menconi / August 4, 2014

Stream Robert Francis & The Night Tides’ Lovely Folk-Pop on ‘Heaven’

As the Ozark Mountain Daredevils put it so poetically 40-some years ago, "If you wanna get to heaven, you gotta raise a little hell" –…
By: David Menconi / May 28, 2014

Stream Clear Plastic Masks Raw, Brawling Debut ‘Being There’

Nashville-via-New York transplants Clear Plastic Masks stay true to their name on their full-length debut Being There. Due on May 27 by way of Serpent…
By: David Menconi / May 20, 2014

Lonesome Shack’s Bluesy Wails Deliver a Dose of ‘Medicine’

This bluesy trio calls Seattle home, but you'd swear that Lonesome Shack hail from the deepest Mississippi Delta based on this teaser from their forthcoming…
By: David Menconi / April 14, 2014

Lou Reed Remembered By Friends, Colleagues, Ex-Wife at SXSW Panel

Six years ago, the late Lou Reed was South By Southwest's keynote speaker — a slot which generally involves a famous rock icon giving word…
By: David Menconi / March 13, 2014

The War on Drugs Conjure a Gorgeous, Wide-Open Claustrophobia on ‘Lost in the Dream’

To deduce the overarching themes of this Philadelphia band's third album, just scan the track list, which almost reads like a cry for help, give…
By: David Menconi / March 11, 2014