Umphrey's McGee, The Lox, Murda, Erasole James and more.
There's hope for all you cover band wannabes yet!
Pure Prairie League, Tennis, The Cadillac Three, Martin Sexton and more.
Had they done nothing more than record the '70s radio staple "Amie," Pure Prairie League would still be guaranteed enduring immortality.
Pharoahe Monch, Stef Chura, Stevie Nicks
Known for their clever rhyme schemes and a knack for choosing compelling beats, the MCs on this bill represent three of underground hip-hop's most overlooked but relevant artists.
Al Stewart, Kate MacLeod, L.A. Guns, and more
It once seemed surprising that an unassuming Scotch-English folkie like Al Stewart would end up with a mega Top 40 hit, given an early musical style that so closely tapped traditional templates. Nevertheless, when it was released in July 1976, Stewart's seventh album Year of the Cat (RCA) and its title track—with those infectious guitar and sax solos—made this unassuming singer-songwriter a household name.
The Rock Princess Trio, Mike Doughty, Run the Jewels, and more
Sofia Scott emerged from the suburbs of Salt Lake City to fill a niche as a femmale musician and performer, and become a local pioneer in the relatively new genre of trans rock. After appearing solo last fall at the SLC SlutWalk and the Dark Arts Festival, The Rock Princess returns with a trio to rock thrice as hard.
Jake Shimabukuro, Pepper, Intra-Venus & the Cosmonauts and more
Despite his modest following in Japan, the 40-year-old ukulele virtuoso was virtually unknown to the rest of the world until a YouTube clip of him performing the Beatles' "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" garnered 12 million views and suddenly made him an internet sensation, as well as an international star.
The Album Leaf, Shooter Jennings, AFI, and more
The Album Leaf, New Shack
You could call the music Jimmy LaVelle makes as The Album Leaf a few different things: electronic, ambient, post-rock, post-1980s-soundtrack-era Tangerine Dream and probably several other things. What it is, really, is aural medicine.
Felly, Badfeather, Warbly Jets, and more
Despite the fact that the town of Trumbull, Conn., sounds like a place that is more familiar with MBAs than MCs, it just so happens to be upstart rapper Felly's (born Chris Felner) point of origin.
Nahko and Medicine for the People, Chicago Mike Beck, Robert Earl Keen and more...
In these troubled and divisive times, they've made it their mission to bring optimism, peace and positivity to the group of followers they call their Tribe.
Badflower, Martian Cult, Slow Caves and more.
So much so, that they sign bands like Badflower, who're more or less a straight-up rock 'n' roll band.
The Pimps of Joytime, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic and more...
Growing up as a Kiss fan, I wanted everything associated with them: the records, the cheap iron-on transfers for my Hanes undershirts, the lunchbox—and, seein' that it was issued by Kiss' label, Casablanca Records, Parliament's Live: The P-Funk Earth Tour (1977).
The Arvos, Gene Loves Jezebel, Lil Jon, and more..
One of the most encouraging things about new music is young bands continually studying traditional genres and musical forms to find inspiration for their own music.
Planes Mistaken for Stars, Old Dominion, Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons and more
These days, approximately 20 years later, a whole passel of those musical outfits have been or are near celebrating two decades extant—and '90s nostalgia is in full bloom.
Mark Kozelek, Rick Gerber, Living Legends, and more
Kozelek is well-known for both his covers and his own compositions, as formidable as they are.
David Bazan, Dragonette, Quiet Riot, and more
Formerly the prime mover of Pedro the Lion and Headphones, songwriter and musician David Bazan went solo in 2008.