San Francisco's annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival is kind of like a choose-your-own-adventure novel. You could pick any number of themes to select the acts you want to see -- old punk pioneers, roots music up-and-comers, etc.-- and follow one through all three day's lineups. You coul ... More >>
Social Studies, A Day To RememberRarely are bands' press photos shot on a stage, at a bar, in front of a microphone, or at a stuffy wedding reception. Though these places would seem the most logical place to plaster on a smile -- given that, you know, that's where musicians play -- the most ... More >>
Bill SitzmannToday sees the stateside release of the Arcade Fire's third full-length album, The Suburbs, which supposedly kicks ass. Not having heard it, I will instead ruminate on another album about suburbs: Read Music/Speak Spanish, the first and only record by Omaha's Desaparecidos. The ye ... More >>
Acid Tongue (Warner Bros.)
Under the Backlight (Warner Bros.)
Southern Manners EP
Sun, Sun, Sun
Jenny Lewis emerges as a solo force to be reckoned with, and brings her hardscrabble past with her
Wedding Crashers: Music From and Inspired by the Film
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White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the year's best pop-rock records.
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The Postal Service offers up the first rocktronic masterpiece
Good Morning Beautiful