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Something Else! sneak peek: Tommy Malone, “You May Laugh” from Poor Boy (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Tommy Malone, “You May Laugh” from Poor Boy (2014)

Tommy Malone might forever be known as a founder and frontman for the widely admired subdudes, but as he reminded us last year with his first solo effort in ages, Natural Born Days,

On Second Thought: Los Lonely Boys – Revelation (2014)

Today, the Texas blues rocking trio Los Lonely Boys release their latest studio effort Revelation. The three Garza brothers, hailing from San Angelo, Texas, first came to prominence with the release of their 2003 self-titled debut and 2004 hit single, “Heaven.”

Josephine Foster – I’m A Dreamer (2013)

It is fair to say that Josephine Foster’s musical career has only varied slightly so far. Her songs are mostly based on poems by Emily Dickinson, children’s songs or traditional Spanish melodies.

Thirty Steps To Forward – Hinterland (2013)

Siblings Seth and Gretchen Powers, who hail from the state of Michigan, are actually the engineers behind Thirty Steps To Forward.

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings – South (2014)

Time on the road had led Black and the Rodeo Kings to a new sound, inside dressing rooms, in the backs of rumbling busses, in the merchandise tent adjacent to the darkened stage.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “The Shape I’m In” from Stage Fright (1970)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “The Shape I’m In” from Stage Fright (1970)

“The Shape I’m In,” despite its galloping cadence, finds the Band’s Robbie Robertson desperately attempting to reach out to the badly faltering Richard Manuel.

‘We seem to be losing friends by the day': Graham Nash’s touching tribute to Levon Helm

Graham Nash performed “Back Home,” a deeply emotional tribute to the Band’s Levon Helm, last night on Talks Music

‘That’s the band I want': Levon Helm played a role in the Blues Brothers legend

‘That’s the band I want': Levon Helm played a role in the Blues Brothers legend

A New Year’s Eve show by Levon Helm and his RCO All Stars so impressed a member of the audience that he eventually swiped several members to form the basis of the Blues Brothers.

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “All La Glory” from Stage Fright (1970)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “All La Glory” from Stage Fright (1970)

Too often, Levon Helm is framed by his country-fried howl, but there was always more to his art — more to his voice, to his persona, to his life.

Roosevelt Dime – Full Head of Steam (2014)

You’d think all of this knee-slapping banjo jazz, rip-snorting jug music and grease-popping soul would be emanating from somewhere in the kudzu-covered reaches of the Deep South — not Brooklyn.