662 will appeal to hard-core blues fans along with those who want more of a hyphenated blues sound, be it blues-rock, blues-funk or blues-pop.
Arts Fuse writers continue their countdown of great music celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and this month’s list includes Little Feat, Jonathan Edwards, Hot Tuna, The Red Detachment of Women, and Jimmy Witherspoon & Eric Burdon.
The group’s exuberance makes it easy to like, an enthusiasm that is compounded by the quality of its live shows and its recordings.
Unlike so many of the iconoclasts from the ’80s, these architects of alternative rock stay true to their school.
With the “Fireside Sessions,” Tedeschi and Trucks have found the perfect online format for showcasing their attention to detail, nuance, and craft.
With concerts all but wiped off the calendar by the pandemic, our critics naturally spent their time with recordings (and virtual live shows).
“I think these shots bring out the fierceness of black metal, and the models are saying, ‘We can be this.’”
“It was a little frustrating at first, but we’re figuring out how to give music to the people that need it right now.”
Existential Reckoning confronts today’s lethal inanity in blistering fashion, via songs that posit dire consequences for a country that wants to be entertained more than wants to be informed.
The record celebrates everything that has made Blue Öyster Cult such an enduring presence — yet it sounds totally in the moment.