While walking around a very popular seasonal display of lights in the Phoenix area, I realized a few things about holiday music. There is A LOT of it and there really seems to be no set of standards as to what is good or bad. It just sort of is and we all accept that […]

STAFF PICKS Kimber – Courtney Marie Andrews, Jim James Lindsay – Courtney Marie Andrews, Jim James, Califone Dario – Courtney Marie Andrews THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES Courtney Marie Andrews – On My Page [Reissue/2013] CD/LP (House Arrest) Courtney Marie Andrews’ predecessor to the highly successful Honest Life (2016) is back in-print on CD and available on […]

STAFF PICKS Kimber – The Wedding Present Lindsay – Wilco reissues Dario – Dancehall comp Dominic – Chris Stapleton THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES Van Morrison – Versatile CD/2xLP+MP3 (Legacy) Following the success of his 37th studio album Roll With The Punches, Van Morrison returns in the same calendar year with his 38th. While Roll With […]

With all the excitement that comes with the end of another year, we always look forward to the “Best of” lists from our favorite publications, Labels and friends. But, more than reading what other have to say, we enjoy putting together our own list! So, once again, we’ve been pulling out our hair, trying to […]

STAFF PICKS Kimber – Sufjan Stevens Lindsay – Mavis Staples Dario – Townes Van Zandt Dominic – Sufjan Stevens THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES Björk – Utopia CD/2xLP (One Little Indian/The Orchard) Björk’s ninth studio effort, co-produced by Venezuelan DJ Arca, follows-up her 2015 breakup record Vulnicura and celebrates her reemergence on the other side of […]

STAFF PICKS Kimber – Sharon Jones Lindsay – Sharon Jones, Mavis Staples Dario – Sharon Jones Dominic – Mavis Staples, Electric Wizard THIS WEEK’S NEW RELEASES The Adicts – And It Was So! CD/LP/Cassette (Nuclear Blast) With their Clockwork Orange Droog attire, infectious high energy, uptempo music and unforgettable performances, The Adicts are no strangers to the scene having formed […]

Black Friday is perhaps the most contentious of unofficial holidays. Following immediately after one of our most popular holidays, it can be seen by some as another corporate revenue grab, that takes advantage of all the hard working people, who are trying to enjoy a very well deserved day off, with family and friends. On […]