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Charles Mingus Sextet with Eric Dolphy

The simply titled Cornell 1964 is one of the previously undiscovered gems from the too-short career of jazz genius composer, arranger, and bass player...

Red Dirt, Red bud, Red eyes

Cross Canadian Ragweed embodies the "weed, whites, and wine" lifestyle of the Red Dirt-Texas Music practitioners, but apparently Cody Canada and his gang aren't...

Jon Spencer & Matt Verta-Ray

Recorded in three cities with three different backing bands, Going Way Out With Heavy Trash is Jon Spencer and Matt Verta-Ray’s tribute to the...

The House that Blue Built

A 12-year veteran of the local blues scene, Fort Worth singer-songwriter Drue Webber has finally released a solo album. A mix of vocal tracks...

Portugal. The Man

“Sell me / I’m a skeptical boy.” So opens Church Mouth, the second album by Alaska’s Portugal. The Man. Borne on a trellis of chameleonic...

Ollie-vah!

From the WTF? Department. Though hardly recognized as a source of insightful music criticism, Esquire magazine is still one of the best-written publications ever....

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Dee Dee Bridgewater’s Red Earth: A Malian Journey is a masterful mix of American jazz, traditional African songs and sounds, and improvisation that documents...

Spoon

Britt Daniel has a broken heart. His band Spoon’s lengthy catalog of masterfully crafted pop-rock songs are proof that the man at the helm...

The Fellow Americans

From the opening riff on Search for Numb, it’s obvious that The Fellow Americans aren’t interested in fancy production tricks or endless sonic nuances....

And Another Thing …

Little Rooster wasn’t a hero. He was a small-town constable who always wanted to play cop. Got himself a scanner and listened to it constantly....