September 7, 2020
Memphis and the Mississippi Hills meet in gospel-blues heaven.
August 10, 2020
On It Is What It Is, the bassist examines the loss of his best friend, Mac Miller, through a deep-dive, jazz-fusion opus.
May 3, 2020
This astral prog playground is a wild ride through space and time … signatures. Marco Minnemann provides the backbeats.
March 29, 2020
The former Trip Shakespeare frontman sings about not being able to return, but he’s done just that with 12 new tunes.
March 2, 2020
The envelope-pushing former Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley collaborator chooses his finest performances on this kaleidoscopic 40-year retrospective.
February 4, 2020
Art-rockers Conrad Keely and Jason Reece make whopping orchestral waves on their 10th studio album, X: The Godless Void and Other Stories.
January 8, 2020
A gentle giant of guitar enlists Petra Haden and others to raise the standard for standards.
December 31, 2019
We round the year’s corner with our annual staff picks, notable mentions, and our most-anticipated releases of 2020.
December 2, 2019
The band went to the desert and made an expansive, “on the brink” recording.
November 14, 2019
A 12-year-old guitar talent writes and plays songs from the heart.
October 11, 2019
A graceful, crowning solo statement from a master of acoustic slide.
September 11, 2019
Ripping reso and ferocious flattop for those who like it raw and real.
August 20, 2019
A pre-Fillmore East set that captures the original band’s improvisational live high-wire act.
July 2, 2019
The London duo who wrote Loud Hailer with Jeff Beck releases a visceral debut LP with a singularity that shows how guitar can alchemize with EDM.
May 31, 2019
The debut album from London-based band layers piercing guitar intensity atop rhythmic finesse to achieve beautifully chaotic power.
May 6, 2019
Avant guitarists Henry Kaiser and Anthony Pirog have formed a stunning ensemble that delivers a tonal siesta with a bonus 40-minute improv surprise ending.
April 16, 2019
Shelve the John Mayer comparisons. This Australian virtuoso establishes his voice and makes the best album of his career.
March 4, 2019
A sugar-rush basement brew of choogle, slo-mo kraut, and garage cosmic jazz.
February 10, 2019
Uneasy listening from a master of mood, sound, and texture.
December 29, 2018
Serving up our editors’ eclectic selections from the year’s musical smorgasbord, and looking toward their most anticipated releases for 2019.