Furrow Collective’s starkly beautiful, carefully embroidered version of “Dear Companion” is a highlight of its second album, Wild Hog.
Eight Reader writers tackle a dozen new releases, including John Carpenter’s first music not for film, Aine O’Dwyer’s improvisations on pipe organ, and a reissue of Del Shannon’s 1968 psych-pop masterpiece.
Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co. front man Jason Molina produced a prodigious catalog of stark and heartbreaking music. Then he disappeared.
Dam-Funk & Snoopzilla’s house-party jams, Last False Hope’s steel-toed bluegrass, and 14 more records reviewed.
Between now and Wednesday, your live-music options include Mouthbreathers, Maxim Vengerov, Alasdair Roberts, Future Bible Heroes, We Are Scientists, and the Hecks.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Sunday, July 14
What’s scheduled for some of this summer’s best free concert series.
Six Reader writers, 12 months, 30 picks, and no generic “top tens”
A song from the forthcoming Gaelic-centered album by Alasdair Roberts and Mairi Morrison
Lomax Archives producer Nathan Salsburg steps out from behind the board to release his own music
Experimental Scottish filmmaker Luke Fowler visits Chicago to attend two screenings of his work this week.
The new Post No Bills Podcast is live, with music by Seu Jorge, Etran Finatawa, Archie Shepp, Oval, Ideal Bread, and more.
On the new No Earthly Man (Drag City), Glaswegian singer and guitarist Alasdair Roberts completes a years-long metamorphosis: British Isles folk has rippled through his work ever since he formed the group Appendix Out in the mid-90s, but now he’s wholly submerged in the role of Brit-folk archaeologist, historian, and synthesist. None of the new […]
Alasdair Roberts declared his love for British folk music in 2001 with The Crook of My Arm (Secretly Canadian), an acoustic solo album of songs he learned from the likes of Shirley Collins, Dick Gaughan, and Anne Briggs. At the time it seemed like a tangential ramble off the path his folk-rock band Appendix Out […]