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With Another Bronx Rapper Topping The Hot 100, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie Makes His Move

At a time when the No. 1 song in the country is from The Bronx’s own Cardi B, the odds of another hip-hop artist from the borough making an impact on the Billboard charts seems probable.<p>Hailing from the same Highbridge neighborhood as the “Bodak Yellow” rapper, her Atlantic Records labelmate A …

Rap & Hip-Hop

The year Chicago hip-hop beat the haters

For ages, Chicago rappers tore each other down, as though the city could produce only one star at a time—but in 2016 the whole scene seemed to grasp …

Inside Guns N' Roses' History-Making 'Use Your Illusion' Albums

Looking back on landmark double release 25 years later: Axl Rose and Co. were falling apart but their creativity was at a peak<p>In April 1990, the …

Axl Rose

CD Review: Chris Picco "The Beach"

<i>The Beach</i> is the third solo album from acclaimed St. John's, Newfoundland songwriter Chris Picco, an honest lyricist with considerable charm who also …

Stone Gossard: Moonlander

Like his first solo album, <i>Bayleaf</i>, the latest record from Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard is a patchwork release of songs written and compiled over …

Steve Gunn :: Time Off

As one of Kurt Vile’s deputized Violators, Steve Gunn has already had an eventful 2013, appearing on various late night TV shows and playing to the …

The Non Travellin’ Band :: Two Hands Full Of Fingers

Madison, Wisconsin. Recorded live to tape, Moon Glyph just released <i>Never Prayed Once</i>, The Non Travellin’ Band’s debut — a fleshed out rendering of …

Weekly RecommNeds: Kurt Vile / Junip

en_US<p>article<p>Two outstanding new albums you need to hear as recommended by …

Entertainment

Irma Thomas :: In Between Tears (Reissue)

Jerry “Swamp Dogg” Williams isn’t one to mince words — see the AD interview with the man for further proof – so when he says that the New …

CD Review - Jason Isbell "Southeastern"

It's dark, gritty and personal, and perhaps the clearest glimpse yet into the imagination of a brilliant singer-songwriter who just gets better and …

Jason Isbell

Exclusive ND First Spin: Ashleigh Flynn - 'A Million Stars'

Portland-based singer-songwriter Ashleigh Flynn has been earning her way up the folk/roots/Americana totem pole for years, playing her heart out in …

Funk Music

CD Review - Caitlin Rose "The Stand-In"

If there’s one thing that has held true with all the music I’ve adored the longest, it is great songs – rock, country or pop – never go out of style. …

Loneliness

David Francey: So Say We All

Today marks the official release of David Francey’s tenth record titled <b>So Say We All</b>, on Red House Records. Canada’s reigning troubadour of the land …

Guitar

CD Review - Jay Aymar "Overtime"

After listening to many great releases by many talented artists I was afforded a chance to sit back and listen to something I can simply enjoy in the …

Waylon Jennings

CD Review - Ruth Moody "These Wilder Things"

The Wailin’ Jennys’ Ruth Moody hits the ball out of the park on this atmospheric second solo album, which profits from her poetically crafted love …

Guitar

Luke Winslow-King: The Coming Tide

Recently I was in Saint Louis and stumbled upon a lively blues trio making music at a corner hangout called the Blues City Deli, in the Soulard …

Mardi Gras

CD Review - The Statesboro Revue "Ramble On Privilege Creek"

Fade My Shade of Black kicks off Ramble on Privilege Creek, starting like it might hold toward the acoustic side of the ledger, but that doesn't last …

Buddy Holly

CD Review - The Wynntown Marshals "The Long Haul"

It’s been a turbulent few years for The Wynntown Marshals with arrivals and departures (including guitarist Iain Barbour and drummer Keith Jones) …

Long Haul

CD Review - 3 Penny Acre "Rag and Bone"

When a trio works well, it’s like sitting on a three-legged stool. There’s just enough structure to keep things balanced while the asymmetry adds an …

Guitar

Kim Richey Returns To Her Roots With Thorn In My Heart

The Ohio thread continues in this edition of liner notes as <b>Kim Richey</b>, the sweetheart of Zanesville and Kettering, will be releasing a wonderful new …

Country Music

EP Review - Franky Silence & Ghost Orchestra "Fallen"

Franky Silence’s latest work is full of swearing, moaning, ranting and raving. The protagonists know that they’re lost, but they don’t care anymore – …

Piano

Niall Connolly Discusses New Album: Sound

That Niall Connolly is a folk icon isn't debated by other musicians. He is, to a degree, a “musician's musician,” someone whose work you hear about …

Red Hot Chili Peppers

CD Review - Chad Elliott "So Sang The Crow"

Chad Elliott's newest release, So “Sang The Crow" tells a lyrical and musical story that is equal parts Walt Whitman, James Taylor and the Kevin …

Kevin Costner

Gene Clark :: Here Tonight | The White Light Demos

Throughout their various lineups, The Byrds certainly saw some huge talents pass through their ranks, from David Crosby to Gram Parsons, from Chris …

CD Review: Hollis Brown - Ride on the Train (Alive, 2013)

<b>Tuneful combination of rock, pop, Americana and blues</b><p>The sophomore release from this Queens quartet continues to mine the intersection of angsty …

Guitar