December 2019

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Album Spotlight: Jack Barksdale’s 'Live from Niles City'

November 14, 2019
A 12-year-old guitar talent writes and plays songs from the heart.
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Album Spotlight: Lloyd Thayer’s ‘North Star’

October 11, 2019
A graceful, crowning solo statement from a master of acoustic slide.
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Album Spotlight: Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, ‘World Full of Blues’

September 11, 2019
Ripping reso and ferocious flattop for those who like it raw and real.
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Trey Anastasio Unveils New Song “Sunset Days”

August 23, 2019
The acoustic song is taken from the final scene of his acclaimed new feature-length documentary, Between Me and My Mind.
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Jim James and Composer Teddy Abrams Announce 'The Order of Nature'

August 23, 2019
The collaboration puts them alongside the Louisville Orchestra to bring to life unreleased new songs from James, as well as re-imaginings from his solo catalog, the album will be released October 18.
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Ozzy Osbourne Releases Definitive Vinyl Box Set 'See You On The Other Side'

August 23, 2019
The package will include 16 albums (totaling 173 songs), 10 posters, 12 augmented-reality experiences, and an individually-numbered vellum certificate of authenticity personally autographed by the Prince of Darkness.
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Album Spotlight: The Allman Brothers Band: ‘Fillmore West ’71’

August 20, 2019
A pre-Fillmore East set that captures the original band’s improvisational live high-wire act.
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Album Spotlight: Black Midi’s 'Schlagenheim'

May 31, 2019
The debut album from London-based band layers piercing guitar intensity atop rhythmic finesse to achieve beautifully chaotic power.
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Album Spotlight: Richard Bennett’s 'Ballads in Otherness'

October 29, 2018
Travel through time with this master of twang.
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Davy Knowles: 'Three Miles from Avalon' Full Album Premiere

October 13, 2016
The bluesman goes back to basics with his coalescing live band to capture a raw, late-’60s vintage vibe on his third solo LP.
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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.
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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.
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Robert Cray '4 Nights of 40 Years Live' Album Premiere

August 20, 2015
The blues guitarist celebrates 40 years in the biz with a jam-packed box set that blends new and old live recordings and video interviews.
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Best Albums of 2014

December 31, 2014
PG’s music-loving staffers reveal their favorite records of the past year.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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