Jazz guitarist Dave Miller drops an album of brainy feel-good grooves, Naked Raygun singer Jeff Pezzati makes his solo debut with a new EP, and more.
In ye olde late 90s, American Primitive fingerstyle guitar by the likes of Robbie Basho, Sandy Bull, and Peter Walker seemed to come back into fashion, possibly because the founder and overlord of the genre, John Fahey, was making some very cool new experimental records. After Fahey died in 2001, adept pickers such as Jack […]
Forty-seven years after Harvey Mandel played Woodstock with Canned Heat, Snake Pit could be the record that finally gets the guitarist his due.
On Wednesday at City Lit Books, Josh Rosenthal will read from The Record Store of the Mind (and guitarist Michael Vallera will play a solo set).
Guitarist John Hulburt was born on a Wisconsin dairy farm and died in Paris, but it was in Chicago that he made his one immortal album.
Plus: Hujo make dance music with “a mosaic of organic and digital tactics,” and Autonomy guitarist Ray Suburbia returns to Chicago with a new DIY print zine.
Ten of the year’s best box sets—including 17 discs of Harry Nilsson, six decades of southeast Asian 78s, and more
Nine Reader writers tackle 16 albums, including the Dismemberment Plan, Omar Souleyman, and more.
The cream of the year-end crop of box sets and reissues
Tompkins Square reissues a killer 1971 album from jazz guitarist Calvin Keys
A dazzling double CD collects all 34 tracks recorded by Cajun accordionist and singer Amede Ardoin for the first time.