CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD

CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD In this day and age, lots of bands get their start through social media – posting self-made videos of songs on You Tube, while using other sites, such as Facebook and Myspace, to...

Interview with RHIANNON GIDDENS

Interview with RHIANNON GIDDENS If there’s one word Rhiannon Giddens detests, it’s genres. Classically trained in opera at Oberlin University, she moved on to a whole different style of music in becoming...

ALABAMA SHAKES // SOUND & COLOR

ALABAMA SHAKES // SOUND & COLOR Alabama Shakes’ new album, “Sound & Color.” is one of the boldest second albums in recent years, taking the fairly straightforward (but stirring) blues and soul...

311 // STEREOLITHIC

311 // STEREOLITHIC If 311 had one plan of action going into the making of its current album, “Stereolithic,” it was not to have a game plan. “Our manager was trying to get us to sit down and talk...

DIERKS BENTLEY // RISER

DIERKS BENTLEY // RISER “Riser,” the latest album from Dierks Bentley, is being lauded for its collection of mid-tempo tunes and ballads that find Bentley digging deeper than ever emotionally – a...

AWOLNATION // DIRTIER

AWOLNATION // DIRTIER Aaron Bruno may have had major success with “Megalithic Symphony,” his first album under the band name Awolnation. That 2011 release spent 111 weeks on the “Billboard” magazine...