Dr. John @ Brooklyn Academy of Music

There is a life-giving force inherent in music that at times feels lost to our present-day senses. Amidst the burgeoning numbers of stone-faced singer-songwriters and digital performance methods, it can feel like the vibrancy and vitality that once highlighted the sharing of songs has been left in the dust. If this feeling ever plagues you, do yourself a favor and go to see a New Orleans show. For a people whose livelihood’s been bombarded... Read More

BAM presents three-weekends of Dr. John with a multi-artist residency featuring Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) and more

Starting the end of this month, the legendary Dr. John comes to BAM’s Howard Gilman Opera House for a three-weekend-long artistic residency. Don’t miss: A Louis Armstrong Tribute, Mar 29-31: Dr. John and his longtime collaborators pay homage to the legacy and virtuosity of Louis Armstrong. Guests include Blind Boys of Alabama, Telmary Diaz, Rickie Lee Jones, Arturo Sandoval, James Andrews and Kermit Ruffins. Locked Down, Apr 5-7: The Black Keys... Read More

Top Albums of 2011: 111-81

Better late than never, right? Well, at least that’s what we like to tell ourselves. Albeit quite a few weeks into 2012, here is BRM‘s list for the top albums of 2011, starting at the very top… or bottom… or whatever. 111 – Atmosphere, The Family Sign (Rhymesayers) 110 – Alabama Shakes, Alabama Shakes EP (self-released) 109 – Gang Gang Dance, Eye Contact (4AD) 108 – Army Navy, The Last Place (The Fever Zone) 107... Read More

Refused Will Reunite To Play Coachella, Full Line-up Announced

In the wake of all these iconic reunions, Refused—not to be outdone—have announced that they will also be reuniting to play Coachella 2012, the most mainstream “independent music” festival west of the Mississippi. They’ll be playing alongside The Black Keys, M83 and Amon Tobin among others. Other acts throughout the double-weekend fest in April include Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg, At The Drive-In, Justice, Bon... Read More

The Black Keys Release “Lonely Boy”

Alternative rock duo The Black Keys has released the first single from their upcoming album, El Camino. “Lonely Boy” was released digitally today and will be available on 12″ vinyl November 25th as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday series. Both “Lonely Boy” and the b-side track, “Run Right Back” will be featured on El Camino, which drops December 6th. Watch Lonely Boy  Read More

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