The red-headed, piano-stomping teenager of the mid-2000s has grown up, dyed her hair black and completely ditched the piano. Plus, one-woman chorus and powerhouse Krista Apple-Hodge steals the stage.
for the last few years, Lovano’s been leading his Us Five quintet, a quicksilver combo consisting of two drummers, Otis Brown, III and the Afro-Cuban rhythm wizard Francisco Mela, pianist James Weidman and the ubergirl bassist Esperanza Spalding
Our music man Bill Chenevert lists his favorite LPs of the year, two late-night shows get their props, and Mill's "Amen" finds another amen corner.
In what’s turned out to be one of the most exciting revelations of 2014, female alt-country’s love affair with dark and heavy rock has morphed into a seemingly triumphant genre, pulling together some of the freshest talent in the game. Jessica Lea Mayfield rounds out a very fine trilogy of young women who have all [...]