Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country. That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post and one print pi ... More >>
By Noah W. Bailey Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category. Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen ... More >>
Like, Love, Lust & the Open Halls of the Soul (Barsuk)
Giant Drag is anything but; Michael Penn introduces us to Mr. Hollywood, Jr.
Documenting DeviantRhythms, Dead Low Tide's Devil-ish charm, and the elusive Jesse Sykes