In 1967 two extraordinary guitarists- one from Scotland, the other from Britain- decided to form a band. Pentangle was the brain child of Scottish folk musician Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, a Brit whose musical tastes ran from classical music and jazz to blues and 'world' music.
** UPDATED WITH THE PRESS RELEASE AT BOTTOM ISSUED THURSDAY MORNING BY STAGEHANDS LOCAL 2.Local concert promoters Jam Productions, one of the few remaining major independent music bookers in the U.S., are in the midst of what’s shaping up to be a nasty fight with stagehands wh
Though it’s a much more low-key affair than his previous solo album—the garage-rockin’ Wheels in Motion, released by Chicago’s Pravda Records in 2007—Glenn Mercer’s new Incidental Hum is nonetheless a slow-burn classic, and an absolute gift to fa
Continuing the impressive arc of its powerful predecessors Sin Sin Sin (2011) and Cry Is for the Flies (2014), Le Butcherettes’ third album A Raw Youth is (ironically) both more polished in its production—courtesy once again of Omar Rodriguez Lopez of Mars Volt
One of the things that always has set the Chicago school of hip-hop apart is its willingness to look at issues in the black community on a much deeper and more universal level than the gang-banging clichés and cheap nihilism dispensed by many other rappers.