20 years ago today, Steve Earle released Transcendental Blues. Happy ever after. Watch our brand-new video Q&A with him:
Happy birthday Carl Barât (Libertines, Dirty Pretty Things, Jackals). What became of the likely lad. Libertines’ Anthems For Doomed Youth was our number-seven album of 2015:
45 years ago today, the Rolling Stones released Made In The Shade and Metamorphosis. No Stones unturned. Read our Stones live review from last year:
20 years ago today, Belle And Sebastian released Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant. There’s trouble plenty in this hour. Read our B&S cover Q&A by actress Busy Philipps:
If and when we ever grow up, we want to be Scott McCaughey. For the past four decades, this Amerindie treasure has collaborated with all those listed above. And many more. McCaughey suffered a life-threatening stroke in 2017 and came back with the Minus 5’s Stroke Manor—possibly his best work to date—two years later. His most recent release is the No Ones’ The Great Lost No Ones Album (Yep Roc), which teams McCaughey up yet again with his pal Peter Buck, along with Frode Strømstad (I Was A King) and Arne Kjelsrud Mathisen (Heroes & Zeros).