Alabama Shakes Perform “Dunes” Live from Capitol Studio A


Days after their performance at Glastonbury, Alabama Shakes played at Capitol Records’ Studio A, where Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and The Beach Boys once recorded (all separately, interesting as that collab would have been). Since making MTV’s Eleven Artists To Watch In 2012, Alabama Shakes have exploded into the public consciousness, appearing on just about every late night talk show […]

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Stream Performances from Bonnaroo

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  If you aren’t heading to Manchester for Bonnaroo this weekend but still want to catch some great live music, you’re in luck – some of the festival’s performances will be streamed online. Through a partnership with Red Bull TV, Bonnaroo is making several of the weekend’s free to watch for anyone, wristband or not. […]

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Alabama Shakes: Sound & Color

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Alabama Shakes Sound & Color ATO 4 out of 5 stars After the wild success of Alabama Shakes’ debut album, it took a lot of courage to veer into the territory they explore in Sound & Color, a deeply layered collage of tempos and textures – and a seemingly hard left-turn from their previous work. […]

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Jack White, T Bone Burnett Team Up for ‘American Epic’

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Talk about a dream team: Jack White, Robert Redford and T Bone Burnett have joined forces as executive producers for American Epic, a three-part documentary series, feature film and recording session for PBS. Along with British filmmakers Bernard MacMahon and Allison McGourty, the trio will tell the story of the music industry in the 1920s, […]

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Alabama Shakes Announce New Album, Release New Single


Good news, Alabama Shakes fans – the band just announced Sound & Color, the follow up to 2012′s Boys & Girls. Listeners can expect a little something new from the twelve-song collection, which throws in some garage and psychedelic influences alongside the band’s usual blues rock fare. The band recorded the album at Nashville’s Sound Emporium […]

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Various Artists: A MusiCares Tribute to Bruce Springsteen

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Various Artists A MusiCares Tribute to Bruce Springsteen (Columbia) 4 out of 5 stars “I am here to pay tribute to Bruce Springsteen, because he is awesome, and I love him.” These words — uttered by The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart at the opening of an all-star tribute to The Boss — surely ring familiar […]

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Hurray For The Riff Raff: Bound For Glory


(Photos by Sarrah Danziger) Last June, Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Alynda Lee Segarra joined Dash Rip Rock’s Bill Davis, former Subdude Tommy Malone and the legendary Allen Toussaint at the Old U.S. Mint in New Orleans’ French Quarter for an event announcing that the year’s Americana Music Association Conference would focus on New Orleans. Each […]

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Song Premiere: Buffalo Clover, “Truthfulness”

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Here’s a band we’d love to hear more from… Buffalo Clover, an East Nashville-based, soul-soaked roots-rock band fronted by married couple Margo and Jeremy Price. On Buffalo Clover’s new album Test Your Love, old friend Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes stops by to sing on the track “Misery.” But we’re particularly fond of “Truthfulness,” a […]

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Belle Adair: Through The Fog


It’s 10 a.m. on a Sunday morning, and Matt Green is a bit congested. His band, Belle Adair, spent the past few days on the road, playing a hazy blend of folk-rock and indie-pop to audiences around the group’s home state of Alabama. Now back at home in Muscle Shoals, Green is drinking hot tea […]

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Various Artists: True Blood – Music from the HBO Original Series, Vol. 4

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Various Artists True Blood: Music from the HBO Original Series, Vol. 4 (ATO) Rating: 3 1/2 out of 5 stars History suggests that vampires and pop go together like fanged teeth and pasty faces. Before Bauhaus was moaning about “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” in the 80s, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins eerily rose of a coffin on stage […]

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Meet Ned The Kids Dylan

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Bob Dylan may be coming up on his 72nd birthday, but he’s got a 12-year-old protégé kicking at his heels. Ned The Kids Dylan is a whippersnapper from Northhampton, England who plays guitar and writes all of his own material. Ned has written an arsenal of original songs, and the young buck has been out […]

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Watch Elton John & Co. Rehearse “The Weight” From Last Night’s Grammys

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Last night’s all-star performance at The Grammys caps off what has been the year of “The Weight.” The beloved track about Fanny and Miss Annie has taken on a new life since the passing of Band drummer/vocalist Levon Helm in April. In fact, the song, which first appeared on the 1968 album Music From Big […]

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