Category Archives: Rock and Roll

Live Review – Old 97s – Majestic Theater – Hitchhike to Rhome Anniversary Show – December 13

Remember alt.country? That mongrel cultural mash-up, fueled on a hefty helpings of George Jones and The Clash, that burst into cultural consciousness with Uncle Tupelo’s 1990 debut ‘No Depression?” Though the style is still heard…

Cream of the Crop – Twang Nation Top Americana and Roots Music Picks of 2014

It defies all marketing logic. Take thoughtful, and oftentimes uncomfortable, music built unapologetically (and more importantly, without irony) from instrumentation and melodies that reflect the past and drag it into the present. Brazen sentimentality in…

Watch Out! Lucinda Williams – “Protection” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Lucinda William took to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, clad in badass black leather, to perform her new soul-soaked song “Protection.” Lu gave a swaggering performance along her guitar-slinger the Wallflower’s Stuart Mathis. And…

Listen Up! Sid Griffin – “Blue Yodel No. 12 & 35″

‘Blue Yodel No. 12 &. 35′ has its boots in country music’s present and past. The song’s bluegrass spirit evokes the best best of front-porch, foot-stomping rollicks. The song’s clever wordplay throws some of best…