| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:40 AM
The singer and songwriter Chan Marshall, who performs under the name of Cat Power, has a lot on her mind. She'll talk about injustice, about big corporations, about American economic policy, about the short-sightedness of Western medicine, about independent thinking. But she's staying mum about her next record. Marshall, whose album Sun — a slight departure into the realm of synthesizers, loops and beats — came out last year, says she's been misled, turned around and generally had her mojo messed with by prematurely sharing the details of her upcoming material in the past. That's why she's not tipping her hand.
| Dec 24, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The 14-year wait for D'Angelo's album Black Messiah (RCA) ended the night of Dec. 14 with a Beyonce-esque surprise release. In light of this album's political vibe, it seems that Roots drummer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 6:35 AM
While ZZ Top is not known for Christmas songs, the band has a holiday connection. The Beach Boys have recorded Christmas tunes but an especially memorable holiday effort is tied to the season by context instead of content.
However much lyrics about...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 2:13 PM
For a good hour-and-a-half Wednesday night, it looked like the old Ryan Adams wasn't going to show.
Then something went wrong with the sound system, and all of a sudden there he was: the tempestuous singer-songwriter once known as alt-country's enfant...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 8:35 PM
In a brief forward in the liner notes for "Black Messiah," the great new album from the soul artist known simply as D'Angelo, the creator declares his intentions with a dose of humility.
"'Black Messiah' is a hell of a name for an album," he writes,...