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Di Meliora Ferant

Note to all young musicians who aspire to be contemporary prog-metal giants: It took Tool 10 years to become Tool. And while you must applaud...

The High Life

Singer-songwriter Peter Black had almost had it with music, especially with flaky backing musicians. “Playing with new guys with certain talents sometimes reveals the shortcomings...

Red Monroe

Red Monroe’s sound has evolved quickly over the last few years. From the lush, layered, early-U2 stylings of the band’s first release to the athletic...

T-Wrex

Arlington rapper T-Wrex brings social consciousness to his gritty, modern hip-hop on his debut album, My Life on Paper. Aided by a global arsenal...

Ian Moore

With his solid leads, overall bluesy feel, and the ability to wring sincerity from every note, guitarist and singer-songwriter Ian Moore ain't your dad's...

Oakley Hall

Brooklyn’s Oakley Hall clearly derives its inspiration from the barest of bare bones, campfire-crooning country. Aided only by plain ol’ electricity, the group manages...

Son Seals

A Journey Through the Blues: The Son Seals Story celebrates the semi-acclaimed, wholly distinctive singer-songwriter and ax-man the way he lived: straight-ahead and raw. Seals...

Ramblin’ Men

A couple of years ago, Tyler Rougeux had a transformative experience. To outsiders, he might have simply been working in a music store. But...

Blues Now, Blues Later

OK, I admit. I'm not the biggest blues fan. Not because the sound is offensive - it isn't, in general, though there are only...

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan’s buzzing drone of a voice is a little deeper today but remains oddly effective. His songs are still what count. Many people...