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The Jayhawks: Back Roads and Abandoned Motels

The Jayhawks: Back Roads and Abandoned Motels

Mike Ayers on September 19, 2018
The Jayhawks are an alt-country institution at this point and for their 10th studio album, Back Roads and Abandoned Motels , the Minneapolis five-piece dig into their vaults for some old  tunes that ‘Hawks frontman Gary Louris wrote with other artists, such as Dixie Chicks and Jakob Dylan. They also mixed a few things up […]
Nicki Bluhm: To Rise You Gotta Fall

Nicki Bluhm: To Rise You Gotta Fall

Justin Jacobs on September 18, 2018
The absolute best heartbreak songs have one thing in common: They remind you that pain can feel blunt, uncomplicated and raw. On her third solo album, To Rise You Gotta Fall , Nicki Bluhm documents her divorce from husband and former Gramblers bandmate Tim Bluhm. It’s squarely her story, yet Bluhm writes with such straightforward […]
White Denim: Performance

White Denim: Performance

Ryan Reed on September 17, 2018
On their eyebrowraising fifth LP (including Workout Holiday which was not released in the U.S.), 2011’s D , White Denim captivated critics with their left-field confluence of bluesy Southern rock riffs, progressive song structures and jazz chops. They’ve softened their insanity on subsequent albums, but what they’ve lost in zany shock value, they’ve gained in […]