New Single: Nadine Shah - 'Stealing Cars'

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 5:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music   Sweeping, mountainous instruments aloft the golden contralto of Nadine Shah populate the British songstress's new single, "Stealing Cars." The triumphant song, which marries a Johnette Napolitano voice with the dramatic flair of My Brightest Diamond, previews an as-yet-untitled 2015 album.   Shah's pedigree is impressive: She's opened for Depeche Mode and Bat for Lashes, and has earned kudos from SPIN, The Wall Street Journal and many more notable publications. Her style sounds timeless and futuristic, spooky and sunny.... READ MORE

5 Great Non-Guitar Solos

Monday, June 9, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music One of the most remarkable moments on the classic Soungarden album Superunknown is the solo on “Spoonman.” Sure, we all were familiar with guitarist Kim Thayil’s shredding, but it was the song’s namesake that really wowed. Artis the Spoonman brought a full metal assault to his silverware. And now, on the 20th anniversary of Superunknown, we’re inspired to list some of our other favorite non-guitar solos and instrumental flourishes. In chronological order…   The Troggs – “Wild Thing” Hey,... READ MORE