• bensepia

    On his new album, Ben Glover retraces the lives of legends and the heart of history across two very different lands and he pulls it all together in a collection of songs that feels at once haunted and hopeful, gritty and grounded.

  • Linda Perry

    To call Linda Perry anything less than a Renaissance woman would miss the point. She's a singer, songwriter, musician, producer, engineer, record executive, philanthropist, and, now, reality TV star. But the whole of who she is is so much greater than the sum of all those parts.

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    From Mick Jagger to Joan Jett, rock stars are a distinct breed. They are all of the other archetypes rolled up into one irresistibly charismatic, implausibly appealing ball. If ever there was a box in which to put LP, that would be it.

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    After years of blasting it out as a member of the Constantines, singer/songwriter Bry Webb turned it all down a few notches for his new solo effort, Free Will.

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    With her new album, Louise Goffin takes another step forward into the spotlight. It's a solid effort from a thoughtful artist who has nurtured her given gifts and let her career set its own pace while balancing a life outside of music.

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    Late last year, country songwriter Brandy Clark quietly released her debut album as an artist and a funny thing happened: People listened and loved it. Now, she's having herself a grand ole time out there.

  • jtj

    Jacob Thomas Jr.'s new record, Original Sin, feels like slipping into a worn-in pair of jeans or rocking on a porch in the rain. There's a comfort to it, but it's a weary comfort, a hard-earned respite.

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    It would be easy to say that it's all about the knowing, familiar voice when it comes to Sandra McCracken. But the voice wouldn't be nearly as comforting and comfortable if it weren't channeling a life lived with care and concern for everything and everyone around her.

  • franti

    When Michael Franti started his hip hop career, he probably had no idea that he would get to a point in life when he was doing yoga and singing dance tunes. He's come a long way, baby. And it's a journey that he is very happy to take.

  • Daphne_LowRes076

    With both Chicago and Texas in her bones — and music in her blood — Daphne Willis was destined to become a singer/songwriter. You can't fight both nature and nurture, after all. Willis actually tried.

  • Indigo-Girls-1

    Engaging while entertaining, Indigo Girls Emily Saliers and Amy Ray have always worked — and lived — at the intersection of art and activism, supporting myriad great causes and organizations.

  • joanos

    The potency of Joan Osborne's performances stems more from her knowing, from her well-worn heart, than from her voice alone. With that knowing in mind, I thought I would ask her for relationship advice.

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    Katie Herzig's latest effort, Walk Through Walls, is a complex and cathartic set that fully delivers on the promise made by her previous offerings and it begs the question, “Where do you go from here?”

The Past Is Never Dead: An Interview with Ben Glover

Posted on Aug 20, 2014 in Artist Interviews
The Past Is Never Dead: An Interview with Ben Glover

The idea of having a home, of finding a place in the world is an idea that poets have long tried to capture and convey. Singer/songwriter Ben Glover is one of them and he’s done a decent job of it on his new album, Atlantic. Here, Glover retraces the lives of legends and the heart […]

Sinéad O’Connor: I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss

Posted on Aug 18, 2014 in Album Reviews
Sinéad O’Connor: I’m Not Bossy, I’m the Boss

Whenever anyone thinks of — or mentions — Sinéad O’Connor, chances are pretty good that her music isn’t, necessarily, the first thing that comes to mind. But O’Connor has never cared very much what people think of her and, now that she’s in her late 40s, she seems to care even less. Pretty much since she […]

The Lost Art of the Good Fight: An Interview with Linda Perry

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 in Artist Interviews
The Lost Art of the Good Fight: An Interview with Linda Perry

To call Linda Perry anything less than a Renaissance woman would miss the point. She’s a singer, songwriter, musician, producer, engineer, record executive, philanthropist, and, now, reality TV star. But the whole of who she is is so much greater than the sum of all those parts, which is something that listening to her records […]

Paloma Faith: A Perfect Contradiction

Posted on Aug 12, 2014 in Album Reviews
Paloma Faith: A Perfect Contradiction

Infused with a sophistication that is not often found in the pop genre, Paloma Faith’s A Perfect Contradiction isthe thinking woman’s dance music. It all comes together in a wonderful synthesis of utterly danceable grooves, potently soulful vocals, intriguingly varied production, and not completely banal lyrics. Songs like “Mouth to Mouth” and “Take Me” come […]

The Eyes Have It: An Interview with LP

Posted on Aug 8, 2014 in Artist Interviews
The Eyes Have It: An Interview with LP

In the business that is show, there are various archetypes. Songwriters toil away in anonymity, pairing catchy melodies with heartfelt lyrics in hopes of having a hit. Singers train their focus on their voice as their instrument, putting perfect performances above all else. Artists take a 360-degree approach, combining a skill for writing with a […]

Ruby Rose Tears It Down in “Break Free”

Posted on Aug 5, 2014 in Artist Interviews, Aural Fixation
Ruby Rose Tears It Down in “Break Free”

Two weeks ago, Australian performance artist Ruby Rose released a short film titled Break Free. The piece, set to a song (“It Pulls Me Under”) performed by Butterfly Boucher, depicts Rose’s transition from an ultra-feminine identity into a hyper-masculine one. The response has been loud, though not always proud. Some of the viewers want it […]