Will Johnson (due this Saturday, November 23, at the Denver Music Summit) made a name for himself in the '90s in Centro-Matic. A gifted songwriter, Johnson has a knack for penning elegant, emotionally rich and subtly powerful, folk-inflected songs. Over the years, he's toured endlessly on his own an ... More >>
Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice chain: So, this Radiohead band seems pretty popular, and this review is another argument that this may be the group's best tour ever. Photo courtesy of A to Z.
Mark Eitzels still mopey after all these years albeit a little less so these days.
Swearing at Motorists holds steady on the fringe.
Mark Eitzel reopens old wounds with American Music Club.
Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again.
At long last, Edith Frost is done chilling out.
In the World of Him (Touch and Go)
Love Songs for Patriots (Merge Records)
With a heartbreaking sketchbook of nostalgic songs, Mark Kozelek is almost famous.
Former American Music Club frontman Mark Eitzel transcends the sadcore label. But don't expect him to jump for joy.
Even My Sure Things Fall Through (Quarterstick Records)
Paula Frazer artfully crosses the country divide with Tarnation. As a solo artist, she sticks more to the shadows.
Unknown bands can't expect much from SXSW, just ask the Czars' Chris Pearson.
As part of Tuatara, R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck heads in new musical directions.
Red House Painter Mark Kozelek wants you to know that he isn't suicidal.
KNAPSACK IS FILLED WITH MORE CHARM THAN MOST GROUPS CAN CARRY.