Articles by: Matthew Reynolds

Almost Hits: Peter Gabriel, “Solsbury Hill” (1977)

Almost Hits: Peter Gabriel, “Solsbury Hill” (1977)

After Peter Gabriel’s exodus from Genesis, the band was scrambling to replace the lead singer that was essential in the group morphing into one of the top prog rock acts of the early ’70s.

Kenny Roby – Memories and Birds (2013)

I’m a sucker for the storyteller. Sure, the swinging hooks and catchy riffs are great, but for all the various attributes that make an artist or band stand out, the bard card is generally what lures me into month-long catalog benders.

Big fun, and even bigger stars: A handy guide to this spring’s American music festivals

With Austin’s South by Southwest Film and Musical festival less than a month away, the roses budding through an unseasonably mild winter aren’t the only things telling us that springtime is right around the corner.

Almost Hits: The Grateful Dead, “Truckin” (1970)

Almost Hits: The Grateful Dead, “Truckin” (1970)

In the early 1970s, a band taking their act to the road had a much more romantic feel to it. For most rock and roll bands, there wasn’t a bubble protecting them from the rest of the world.

2012 Hangout Music Festival: Sorting through the good, the great – and the dearly departed

Event organizers have been feverishly working for nearly an entire year to secure a lineup worthy enough to follow the 2011’s Hangout Music Festival.

On Second Thought: Justin Townes Earle – Midnight at the Movies (2009)

When I first laid eyes on Justin Townes Earle at the Big Surprise Tour in Louisville this summer, I was perplexed.

Shows I’ll Never Forget: My Morning Jacket, May 20, 2011

For many Southern-born Americans, Memorial Day weekend is a coming out party for the upcoming season — an un-official first day of summer, if you will.

Oasis – (What's the Story) Morning Glory? (1995)

The stories of the Gallagher brothers are now as endless as they are infamous.

Guilty pleasures: The Charlie Daniels Band – Saddle Tramp (1976)

While working as a session player in the 1960s with legendary songwriters such as Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan, an up-and-coming Charlie Daniels witnessed first-hand greatness at both the pen and the microphone.

R.E.M. – Part Lies, Part Heart, Part Truth, Part Garbage: 1982–2011 (2011)

In September, R.E.M. announced to its legions of fans they have punched the clock on a three-decade-long career which took them from penny-pitcher nights in eastern Georgia to sold-out arenas all over the known world.