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    Maybe not quite to the level of Johnny and June or Sonny and Cher, but the Weepies' Steve Tannen and Deb Talan are a much-beloved husband-wife duo who have been making delightful folk-pop records for the past dozen years or so.

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    It's a little bit crazy to think that John Linnell and John Flansburgh have been making music as They Might Be Giants for more than 30 years now. And, in some ways, they are just getting started.

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    No one has ever been able to pin Buffy Sainte-Marie down, and her new album continues that tradition. With more fire and less folk, it brings her music and mindset all the way into the 21st century.

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    From the opening strains of the title track through all the howls and hollers that follow, Alabama Shakes' new album is a huge step forward, artistically… though not a surprising one to anybody who knows their work and certainly not to the band.

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    Ben Gibbard has long been considered one of the most literate and compelling voices on the rock scene, indie or otherwise, and on his eighth Death Cab for Cutie album, Kintsugi, he has staged a return to form that even he acknowledges.

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    Lee Ann Womack makes the kind of country music that country used to be -- the kind of country that sings about heartaches, not tailgates. And it's the kind of country that proves how much she still has to offer and how ready she is to offer it.

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    For Brandi Carlile, her voice is the instrument through which she pays respect to life and love, to icons and idols. And, 10 years on, her story is a part of musical history still in the making.

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    Filled with confessions and communiqués in the guise of pop songs, Mary Lambert's Heart on My Sleeve finds the singer wearing her heart and, indeed, everything else on her sleeve.

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    While Ani DiFranco's latest release, Allergic to Water, may seem more peaceful than a lot of her works, it's no less puissant. No longer someone who is living in clip, DiFranco offers a languid meditation on life as she knows it, in this moment... not the next.

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    Antony and the Johnsons partnered with Charles Atlas for a remarkable performance piece called Turning. Now, the piece is being released as a DVD and CD in hopes that it finds a broader audience... and that's all Antony has ever dreamed of for this magical and transformative project.

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    For 25 years now, Lenny Kravitz has maintained a level of cool and creativity that few others have been able to match. How does he do it? He just feels and follows.

Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell at City Winery

Posted on May 27, 2015 in Concert Reviews
Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell at City Winery

With a stellar backing band, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell took the stage for the first of their sold out two-night stand at Nashville’s City Winery last night. There’s a deep familiarity shared by the two legendary artists who have been friends for 41 years, and that casual air defined their performance. It was one […]

A Record of Time: An Interview with the Weepies

Posted on May 25, 2015 in Artist Interviews
A Record of Time: An Interview with the Weepies

Maybe not quite to the level of Johnny and June or Sonny and Cher, but the Weepies’ Steve Tannen and Deb Talan are a much-beloved husband-wife duo who have been making delightful folk-pop records for the past dozen years or so. All told, their four albums have sold over a million copies … a million […]

The Turning of the Tide: An Interview with They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh

Posted on May 22, 2015 in Artist Interviews
The Turning of the Tide: An Interview with They Might Be Giants’ John Flansburgh

It’s a little bit crazy to think that John Linnell and John Flansburgh have been making music as They Might Be Giants for more than 30 years now. And, in some ways, they are just getting started. This year, they circled back to their roots and reinstated their iconic Dial-a-Song program which features a new […]

The Waterboys Carry On: An Interview with Mike Scott

Posted on May 20, 2015 in Artist Interviews
The Waterboys Carry On: An Interview with Mike Scott

Though the Waterboys may not be a thoroughly household name, they are certainly a time-honored, time-tested musical brand. Founded in 1983 by Scotsman Mike Scott, the band’s revolving door has included more than 70 musicians from all over the United Kingdom and the United States. Scott looked to the latter region when it came time […]

Where There’s Folk, There’s Fire: An Interview with Buffy Sainte-Marie

Posted on May 18, 2015 in Artist Interviews
Where There’s Folk, There’s Fire: An Interview with Buffy Sainte-Marie

Buffy Sainte-Marie has been singing truth to power for more than 50 years now. From her start in the early 1960s onward, Sainte-Marie has written about the tough issues of war, addiction, governmental abuse, and cultural genocide in songs like “Universal Soldier,” “Cod’ine,” “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,” and “Now That the Buffalo’s Gone.” […]