Musicians

For Richard Thompson ‘The Rattle Without’ Gives ’13 Rivers’ Its Appeal

By DAN MACINTOSH The album 13 Rivers finds Richard Thompson in a comfortable rock trio workspace, playing alongside drummer Michael Jerome and bassist Taras Prodaniuk. These two talented musicians also regularly tour with Thompson, so […]

Reggae Night at Hollywood Bowl - Photo courtesy of KCRW
Musicians

REVIEW: Rastafarian Message Not Lost During Fun at KCRW’s Reggae Night XVII

By DAN MACINTOSH HOLLYWOOD, CA – KCRW’s Reggae Night XVII demonstrated reggae music’s wide diversity. Whether you came for dread serious beats, spiritual meditation or lighter lover’s sounds, you likely left happy. Protoje, fronting a […]

New Album

Record Review: Good Field’s ‘Surface Tension’ Impresses with Diverse Sound

By DONNA BALANCIA Good Field has scored another winner with the album Surface Tension, a beautiful work that incorporates diverse sounds from different eras to elicit tremendous emotional response. The Austin-based outfit has mastered a […]

Courtney Barnett photo by Pooneh Ghana
By DAN MACINTOSH

Review: Courtney Barnett Channels ’90s Sound With ‘Tell Me How You Really Feel’

By DAN MACINTOSH Courtney Barnett channels rock and roll of the 1990s with the album Tell Me How You Really Feel, a collection of emotionally charged songs. During one called “Nameless/Faceless,” Courtney Barnett complains, “I […]

Jack White - Photo by Mark Runyon
By DAN MACINTOSH

Review: Jack White Shows A Different Room in ‘Boarding House Reach’

By DAN MACINTOSH Many have reservations about the Jack White album Boarding House Reach because it doesn’t deliver the immediate buzz emitted by riff-memorable tracks like The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army.” And such reservations are valid. […]