by John M. Borack Laurence Juber – “Fingerboard Road” (Solid Air Records) Former Wings guitarist Laurence Juber has released nearly 20 (!) records of exquisite acoustic guitar musings, and on Fingerboard Road the Grammy-winning musician tosses in three originals alongside …
by John M. Borack VARIOUS ARTISTS – Power Pop Unplugged, Volume One (Zero Hour Records) In which 21 artists – some relatively well-known within power pop’s little circle, some not so much – acoustically re-imagine some of the genre’s most …
Film director John Hillcoat’s seering video for Johnny Cash’s previously unissued 1984 recording “She Used to Love Me a Lot” takes the song in a totally new direction.
A recap of choice panels and performances, plus exclusive photos and interviews from the annual festival/conference in Austin, Texas
Chris Stamey, Kathy Valentine and others literally sing the praises of the savvy songwriter in Austin, Texas.
Considered by many to be the godfather of New Wave, Nick Lowe’s reputation as a slightly off-kilter, melodically stimulating singer-songwriter was made with 1978’s “Pure Pop For Now People” and its 1979 follow-up, “Labour of Lust.”
There was so much great pop music released in 2011 — both by established artists and newcomers — that I had a tough time whittling my favorites down to just 20.
Star-studded tribute album includes recordings by Paul McCartney, Graham Nash, The Black Keys and others
Two-disc set includes all seven episodes of Sundance Channel series, plus more than an hour of bonus features
News of the week, covering everything from Lilith and Ozzfest to Stuart Moxham of the Young Marble Giants.