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Jonathan Tyler on Finding Peace After Legal, Label and Alcohol Battles

Jonathan Tyler didn’t drop his band name, the Northern Lights, out of sheer vanity or a desire to focus the attention all on himself. He did it …

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Ryley Walker Performs "Primrose Green" and "Sullen Mind" at Pitchfork Music Festival

Ryley Walker was among the performers at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival. Below, watch Walker and his band play the title track from this year's <i>Primrose Green</i>, along with "Sullen Mind".<p>Check out photos from the fest here and here. Watch more videos from Pitchfork Music Festival 2015 …

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Crooks On World Cafe

<i>World Cafe</i>'s guest today is a Texas-style, hard-rocking country band. Based in Austin, Crooks formed in 2007 as a duo that played folk and country; in the years that followed, it developed a bolder and louder honky-tonk sound. You can hear that sound on <i>Wildfire,</i> just out, and in this studio session …

Anderson East On World Cafe

An electrifying R&B singer from Athens, Ala., Anderson East relocated to Nashville after college; there, he spent a few years doing session and engineering work. Dave Cobb, who's produced Jason Isbell's music, heard East at a songwriter's night. Together, they made his album <i>Delilah,</i> which is …

Review: Grace Potter, 'Midnight'

All hail pop rock! Few categories in contemporary music are more maligned, yet what resides within this one can be tremendously energizing, adventurous and fun. The term "pop rock" affixes itself to all kinds of things — new-wave songs by women celebrating the weekend, like the Go-Go's "We Got The …

Hear Jonathan Tyler’s Raw, Brutally Honest ‘Holy Smokes’ Album

The Northern Lights might be missing from his moniker these days, but Jonathan Tyler‘s new LP, <i>Holy Smokes</i>, is certainly not want for anything: …

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30 Great Country Albums of 2015 You Probably Didn’t Hear

30<p>Mandolin Orange, ‘Such Jubilee’<p>Mandolin Orange is the deceptively straightforward duo of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz, and <i>Such Jubilee</i> sounds …

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