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Liam Gallagher

MTV Unplugged

Warner Records

Jun 15, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

It took half his life for Liam Gallagher to get a second chance at performing an MTV Unplugged show. It was the stuff of tabloid wet dreams when the younger Gallagher had to miss Oasis’ appearance for MTV Unplugged in 1996, when he was 23, due to illness.  More

Modern Nature

Annual

Bella Union

Jun 15, 2020 Music Fall 2001 - Grandaddy

Jack Cooper continues to explore the path he started down with last year’s Nature EP. Including the improvisational experiment of Cycles released this March on Bandcamp, Cooper has been particularly prolific since launching his latest endeavor, Modern NatureMore

Run the Jewels

Run the Jewels 4

Jewel Runners/BMG

Jun 12, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

It would be easy to see hip hop duo Run the Jewels as prophets. Each release has seemed to land at seminal moments, most recently Run The Jewels 3 in the wake of the 2016 election. Run the Jewels 4 (aka RTJ4)reads as similarly prescient, dealing with themes of police violence, fascistic abuses of power, and the societal ills of capitalism. Fans know Killer Mike and El-P have been discussing these topics through each album, but on RTJ4 the duo trims every inch of fat from the record, delivering the most incisive critiques, clever one-liners, and hardest hitting tracks of their careers.  More

Jun 12, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Multi-talented French artist Jehnny Beth came to wider prominence as the intense and confrontational lead singer and co-writer of acclaimed cult UK post-punk band Savages. Her debut solo album To Love Is to Live certainly shares the passionate intensity and fire that made Savages such a thrilling proposition.  More

Jun 11, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Chicago art rock band Ohmme built their careers in their city’s thriving experimental music scene, playing with mainstays as diverse as Jeff Tweedy, Whitney, and Vic Mensa.  More

Jun 11, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Dan Reeder is a guy that can write a song about literally anything, so that’s what he does. On Every Which Way, his fourth album for John Prine’s Oh Boy Records, Reeder sets about to prove it.  More

Jun 10, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

There is a lot to be worried about right now. And Nick Hakim is feeling everything all at once. Cities are on fire, black people are being disproportionately killed, and everyone is overmedicated.  More

Jerry Paper

Abracadabra

Stones Throw

Jun 10, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

The latest album from LA’s Jerry Paper is a mix of jazzy instrumentation and psychedelic bedroom pop. Continuing the exploration of symbols and language from his previous albums, Abracadabra dabbles in using words as rhythms and metaphors as instruments.  More

Jun 09, 2020 Music Web Exclusive

Fortunately for us, the collective of Spirit Fest seems to have become the primary outlet for Tenniscoats’ Saya and Takashi Ueno and The Notwist’s Markus Acher. Joined by returning members Mat Fowler and Cico Beck, who lay down the foundations of many of the tracks, the group puts forth their third full-length, Mirage MirageMore