November 2018

Album Review

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Album Spotlight: Richard Bennett’s 'Ballads in Otherness'

Album Spotlight: Richard Bennett’s 'Ballads in Otherness'

October 29, 2018
Travel through time with this master of twang.
Album Spotlight: Anna Calvi’s 'Hunter'

Album Spotlight: Anna Calvi’s 'Hunter'

October 9, 2018
A passionate British guitarist creates a supremely confident album full of feedback and fury.
Album Spotlight: Patrick Droney

Album Spotlight: Patrick Droney

August 27, 2018
A virtuoso guitarist with heart delivers a charged debut.
Album Review: Jeff Beck’s Bigger, Better, Badder "Loud Hailer"

Album Review: Jeff Beck’s Bigger, Better, Badder "Loud Hailer"

July 12, 2016
The Strat master says he wants to move past “guitar nerd” albums, but his latest effort is still brimming with chops, funky rhythms, and untouchable mystique.
Best Music of 2015 … and Beyond

Best Music of 2015 … and Beyond

December 31, 2015
20 albums that dominated PG’s playlists. Plus, our most-anticipated albums of the New Year.
'Nathan East: For the Record' Movie Review

'Nathan East: For the Record' Movie Review

January 12, 2015
A behind-the-scenes look at the low-end legend's career and the making of his latest solo album.
Best Albums of 2014

Best Albums of 2014

December 31, 2014
PG’s music-loving staffers reveal their favorite records of the past year.
Ear to the Ground: Sleep's “The Clarity”

Ear to the Ground: Sleep's “The Clarity”

September 4, 2014
The doom titans’ first recording in more than 20 years is even more monstrously throbbing than their genre-defining early work.
Ear to the Ground: Chris Smither’s “Link of Chain”

Ear to the Ground: Chris Smither’s “Link of Chain”

September 2, 2014
To celebrate a lifetime of music, the Boston folk-blues luminary recruits like-minded friends to help out with two volumes featuring new versions of old favorites.
Ear to the Ground: Witch Mountain’s “Psycho Animundi”

Ear to the Ground: Witch Mountain’s “Psycho Animundi”

August 27, 2014
When you hear Uta Plotkin’s soulful wail, you’ll wish more doom metal bands had female singers.
Ear to the Ground: Tom Heyman’s “Black Top”

Ear to the Ground: Tom Heyman’s “Black Top”

August 18, 2014
The Bay Area’s go-to pedal-steel man cuts smoldering, J.J. Cale-style grooves on his new pawnshop-gear-powered album.
Ear to the Ground: Woods’ “Tambourine Light”

Ear to the Ground: Woods’ “Tambourine Light”

August 12, 2014
With its chiming, 12-string Rickenbacker leads and boyish vocal harmonies, this is anything but a nod to Dylan.
Ear to the Ground: The Muffs' “Up and Down Around”

Ear to the Ground: The Muffs' “Up and Down Around”

July 28, 2014
Kim Shattuck’s getting fired from the Pixies was the best thing to happen to fans of the Muffs—the band is releasing its first new album in a decade.
Ear to the Ground: Reigning Sound’s “Falling Rain”

Ear to the Ground: Reigning Sound’s “Falling Rain”

July 28, 2014
More Link Wray than Van Morrison, Reigning Sound’s latest overflows with life experience and timeless rock ’n’ roll.
Ear to the Ground: Bison’s “One Thousand Needles”

Ear to the Ground: Bison’s “One Thousand Needles”

July 21, 2014
The Vancouver rock titans deliver a lengthy, two-song EP that veers sharply away from their party-thrash roots and headfirst into doomy sludge.
Ear to the Ground: Playboy Manbaby’s “Choppy Chad”

Ear to the Ground: Playboy Manbaby’s “Choppy Chad”

July 14, 2014
This prank-punk sextet has no interest in melting your face, but they just might melt your grilled cheese sandwich. Check these dudes out before Hugh Hefner’s lawyers make them change their name.
Ear to the Ground: Shake Some Action!’s “Colors Exploding”

Ear to the Ground: Shake Some Action!’s “Colors Exploding”

July 11, 2014
Is this Seattle quartet worthy of naming itself after the Flamin’ Groovies’ most famous power-pop hit. Listen for yourself and see….
Ear to the Ground: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe’s “My Baby”

Ear to the Ground: Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe’s “My Baby”

July 10, 2014
For the last 30 years, saxophonist Karl Denson has done stints with Lenny Kravitz, the Greyboy Allstars, and Slightly Stoopid, but this hard-grooving solo effort is where he really hits his stride.
Ear to the Ground: Las Sultanas’ “Rober”

Ear to the Ground: Las Sultanas’ “Rober”

July 9, 2014
This all-female Spanish garage-rock outfit writes catchy songs that are perfect for vintage B-movie soundtracks.
Ear to the Ground: Bonfire Beach's “Spit U Out”

Ear to the Ground: Bonfire Beach's “Spit U Out”

July 8, 2014
In the mood for sultry noise rock? Dexy Valentine sounds like she was born to keep rock ’n’ roll dangerous.