Estil Cortez Ball was a singer and fingerstyle guitar player from Rugby, Va. Before he passed in July 1978, he wrote countless folk ballads with his wife, Orna.
Just as Book of Leaves, the new solo piano album from Rachel’s pianist Rachel Grimes, contains no lyrics, it would seem fitting to review the album without words; perhaps replaci
This constantly experimenting Japanese heavy rock outfit has logged more than 20 releases since 1996, gaining attention after 2001 with a series of reissues by Southern Lord.
In contemporary hip-hop, one has to ask oneself: Which is more important, the emcee or the beat? What defines “good” in 2009?
The tone of 3 is consistent to a fault, defined by its distinct lack of presence — melodies so abstruse they seem to disappear completely; backing tracks so muted and inscrutable
I have mixed feelings on watching the biopic of the late Notorious B.I.G., which I will not go into here.
Metroschifter are at their best when they speak with their instruments, not their mouths.
Released in conjunction with their first-ever European tour this past June (the first time audiences outside of Western Sahara saw them perform), Group Doueh’s second album, Treeg Sa
Family is a mess in every sense of the term — sometimes endearing, often directionless, the band’s reach almost always exceeds their grasp.
One sure sign that the CD era is waning: the resurgence of 40-minute, nine-song indie LPs, a throwback to vinyl-era album sequencing. One sure sign that celebrating may be premature: the