Record Store Day is a great time to get acquainted with the neighborhood shops that don’t partake in the annual retail circus.
Will Chicago’s most daring and virtuosic jazz singer finally get the recognition she deserves?
Dee Alexander has earned international acclaim, but fame has eluded her. Her great new album might change that.
In Rotation: Dave Mata of Impala Sound Champions on two decades of Danny Akalepse beats
Current musical obsessions of The-Drum’s Jeremiah Meece and Dave Mata of Impala Sound Champions
David Grubbs on the meaning of records
David Grubbs on why the experimental music of the 1960s was so rarely recorded at the time—and what changes when we listen to it today.
Lil B’s 101-track mixtape 05 Fuck Em and 15 more record reviews
Record roundup: Don Cherry’s joyful collectivist jazz, Against Me!’s transformative arena punk, and more
Holiday gifts for music fiends
Ten of the year’s best box sets—including 17 discs of Harry Nilsson, six decades of southeast Asian 78s, and more
The long game of soul singer Doug Shorts
Doug Shorts has been a doorman, a karate instructor, even an extra in an Adam Sandler movie—and now he might finally make it as a soul singer.
A new box set gives experimental composer David Tudor his due
A new box set recognizes experimental composer David Tudor’s pioneering work with electronics and indeterminacy.
Beatles for Sale
Why your mom might kill the CD.
Get Into The Groove!
Held onto the relationship long enough to gain a lifetime of dancing and singing.
Boz Scaggs for Early Adopters
Celebrating the CD’s 27th birthday with smooth white funk.