It’s time to talk some tunes. Cool piece on the 40th anniversary of the B-52s releasing “Rock Lobster.” I reviewed Jaimie Branch’s incredible Fly or Die album awhile back. It
Today marks the Immortal Bard William Shakespeare’s 454th birthday! The inventor of thousands of new English words, for no reason at all, has been dead some 402 years but he is still very much a
I saw my 13th Drive By Truckers show on Monday in State College, Pennsylvania. It was another very fine show. You’d think they would get tired as they age, but it was yet another high energy sho
I was fortunate enough to see Tal National, the great band from Niger, about 2 weeks ago in Kingston, New York. This band, which is really more of a collective with people shuttling in and out, has re
Thank God, finally we have some attention being paid to the music of the Baby Boomers. Really, another book on the music of the Vietnam Era is quite overdue, especially when it leads with a band as sh
The main musical story in my life in the last couple of weeks is the discovery of Cocaine and Rhinestones, a podcast on the history of country music by the son of David Allan Coe. It’s pretty gr
John Darnielle’s The Mountain Goats is my favorite band of all time. If I had to choose a best album, it would almost certainly be The Sunset Tree. So, it is with some trepidation that I pass al
The grave series will probably always skew to people of longer ago because half of modern people get cremated instead of buried. Sometimes, they are they placed in a cemetery, but often they are not.