Ben is a committed night owl with an undying devotion to discovering new music. He loves Mexican food, Kentucky basketball, his two kids and his wife (not necessarily in that order). In 2018, he became the kind of person who travels overseas to see a band when he flew to London to catch Gerard Love's last show with Teenage Fanclub. He thinks he needs more of that kind of thing in his life.
Mdou Moctar is the latest Tuareg musician to find success outside the Saharan region of Africa. The Nigerien guitarist's new album of fiery, hypnotic psych-rock, Ilana: The Creator, is one of 2019's best releases so far.
Portland indie-Mexican-folk band Y La Bamba's new album, Mujeres, will be released in February.
Earlier this year, hard-rock supergroup A Perfect Circle released Eat The Elephant, the group's first album in fourteen years.
3 years ago | Music History
Treepeople will be playing Westword Music Showcase, Saturday, June 23.
3 years ago | Concerts
The Decemberists visit Red Rocks Amphitheatre on tour behind their new album I'll Be Your Girl, which adds synths to the band's well-known folk-rock sound.