Filthy Friends

Emerald Valley

Kill Rock Stars

Jul 18, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Despite all the recent, exciting happenings surrounding Sleater-Kinney's imminent new album (St. Vincent on the boards), Corin Tucker recently also grabbed the microphone for another band. The Sleater slinger might be playing occasional guitar in Filthy Friends, but she's giving her unique voice to a well-structured bar band, which happens to have Peter Buck (R.E.M.) as the lead guitar player.  More

Jul 17, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

There is merit to Hayden Thorpe's solo Diviner but one has to be in the mood for his fey vocals and sullen disposition to return for any repeated listening. Fans of his former band, Wild Beasts, are probably most appreciative of the ex-frontman's first effort since the Mercury-nominated art-rockers announced their breakup in 2017.  More

Jul 16, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

History can mutate when we're not looking. Official records will stifle the many voices that spoke; leaders and winners (usually men) take up all the page space; crowds get squashed down into the two or three contemporary mindsets. More

Prince

Originals

Warner Records

Jul 15, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Plenty of artists can bang out hit after hit song, but it's rare when someone is so good at it that they'll pen extra hits just to give them away. Prince, on the other hand, gave away more tracks than a lot of musicians were able to write in their entire careers. More

Jul 12, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

The third album from the Calvin sisters, Jessie and Jennifer, aka Bleached, may not break any new ground, but it certainly has its fair share of pointed and slightly off-beat, and also very good, pop punk. More

Mark Mulcahy

The Gus

Mezzotint

Jul 11, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

Thom Yorke and Michael Stipe's love for Mark Mulcahy's occasionally revived '80s band Miracle Legion has helped his poetic, often stark, tender songs reach a broader audience over the years. More

Jul 10, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

It was in 2005 that Sam Beamthe man behind Durham, North Carolina-based indie-folkers Iron & Winesat down with Tucson, Arizona's Calexico for a spirited meeting of minds and hearts.  More

The Black Keys

“Let’s Rock”

Easy Eye Sound/Nonesuch

Jul 09, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

The Black Keys have been at the top of the blues rock heap since their debut in 2002, laying down a string of hits and eight studio albums along the way, and a collective body of work that has set the expectation bar high. So it's a bit disappointing that their ninth album, "Let's Rock", is nothing special for such a special band. More

Jul 08, 2019 Music Web Exclusive

If you don't know who Noel Gallagher is you probably shouldn't be reading this. And since no introduction is necessary, none will be given. More