Rick Mason


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  • 6 years ago

    A Seattle trio of erstwhile rockers, the Cave Singers cut the electricity upon forming in 2007 and dove headlong into an amiable, relatively laid-back variety of trad folk and folk-blues, sporting a touch of pop and given a curious edge via Pete Q...

  • 7 years ago

    The title of Jason Isbell's third solo album, Here We Rest, was taken from the first motto of his home state of Alabama, which was long ago dropped in favor of something far more antagonistic. Though the phrase was originally meant to suggest an i...

  • 7 years ago

    Notoriously reclusive for most of the dozen years since the release of her multiple-Grammy-winning blockbuster The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, . Ms. Lauryn Hill (as she prefers to be called these days) has been easing out of the shadows with a fe...

  • 7 years ago

    The dynamic duo of Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss jingles it up with such revolutionary zest that Sleigh Bells has emerged as one of the most impressive recent buzz bands. And the emphasis is definitely on buzz, since SB's sound is a magnificent, ...

  • 7 years ago

    Conceived on the Caracas club scene in the early '90s, Venezuela's Los Amigos Invisibles essentially launched a Latin-fueled global dance party that's never waned. In fact, the sextet's latest, Commercial, which won a Latin Grammy for Best Alterna...

  • 7 years ago

    Pushing up the mercury with a feverish series of provocative cries, blues-textured moans and high-octane howls, Grace Potter and her roots-rocking Nocturnals get positively overheated "even though it's the middle of winter" on "Hot Summer Night," ...


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