In music, the only thing as important as knowing what’s happened is knowing what’s just about to happen. But there’s no prognostication involved in staying a step ahead when it comes to the new year’s schedule of album releases. All you have to do is
2016 was a tough year, not least of all because we lost so many amazing musicians. Classic Rock (Keith Emerson), Country (Merle Haggard), Folk (The Weavers‘ Fred Hellerman), Jazz (Bobby Hutcherson), Rap (Phife Dawg), R&B (Mack Rice) New Wave (Dead or Alive’s Pete Burns), even
If you were making a musical time capsule for the year 2016, you’d want to be comprehensive, right? And that might involve breaking some rules (like keeping your list narrowed down to 10). So be it. And so we present our picks for the
As the political races heat up, we’ll be hearing a lot about different visions for America, and nostalgia for the good old days, particularly the 50’s, when – the story goes – things were more orderly. Now, we’re not going anywhere near politics, but we
Country is probably the most popular music in these United States, but it’s not for everyone. The hat acts, the “chicks in pickups” clichés and the tired “bro” vibe are all overdone. Plus, you turn on country radio and it’s just full of the same-old-same-old.