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    Jeff Walker’s November Music: Michael Kiwanuka, Elbow, Neil Young, Van Morrison

    Michael Kiwanuka “Kiwanuka” (Polydor). Already a personal choice for record of the year, this is Michael Kiwanuka’s follow up to the excellent "Love & Hate" which was released in 2016. He is often compared to Bill Withers and Terry Callier for his signature folk/soul sound. On this new release...

    Jeff Walker’s October Music Review: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Wilco, John Coltrane, Brittany Howard

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds "Ghosteen" (Ghosteen Ltd) Released this past week, this double album has been described by Nick himself as divided between the first eight songs (Part One) "The Children," and the remaining three songs (Part Two) "The Parents." After losing his 15-year-old son Arthur in...

    Jeff Walker’s September Music Releases: Iggy Pop, Bon Iver, Lana del Rey and Jesse Malin

    Iggy Pop “Free” (Lorna Vista/Caroline) Never one to be pinned down or cornered, Iggy explores new territories on his 18th solo album. Although the most straight-ahead track on this record "Loves Missing" could fit right in with many of his post Stooges records. This one adds trumpet and electronic...

    Jeff Walker’s August Music Selections: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Sleater-Kinney, The Bird and The Bee, Imperial Teen, My Morning Jacket

    The latter part of summer is typically slower for releases but here are five titles I have been enjoying. Stay tuned for many new releases coming in the early fall. The Spotify icons should like directly to the albums.Sleater-Kinney “The Center Won’t Hold” (Mom + Pop Music). On the...

    Jeff Walker’s July Music Review: Raconteurs, Black Keys, Thom Yorke, Mattson 2, Joe Henderson

    Raconteurs "Help Us Stranger” (Third Man/Warner). Summer has gotten off to a solid start with a couple of rock records from veteran indie acts. Eleven years since their last release, the Raconteurs return with their third album. This fully-realized four piece was originally a release valve from The White...

    June Music Review: Mavis Staples, The National, Bob Dylan, Brad Mehldau, Tyler The Creator

    Mavis Staples “We Get By” (Anti Records). This is Mavis Staples’ 12th solo album, released just before her 80th birthday. There were celebrations held in her honor in New York, Nashville, and Los Angeles that included an impressive roster of fellow musicians performing with her. Filled with funk, soul,...

    Jeff Walker May Music Reviews: Nick Waterhouse, Robert Forster, Glen Hansard, Stephen Malkmus

    Nick Waterhouse "Nick Waterhouse” (Innovative Leisure). At only 33 years old, Nick Waterhouse has released his 4th album, a fantastic mix of rockabilly, '60s pop, and old-school soul. This is a collection that very successfully leans toward a nostalgic look to the past. This record contains sharp musicianship, bopping tempos, tight arrangements...

    AGEIST Vinyl: David Byrne, Andrew Bird, Yola, Jenny Lewis…

    Being a self-confessed music obsessive I am asked from time to time to give people a list of what I have been listening to. In what will become a monthly feature here at AGEIST, I wanted to put together that initial list of new material and a reissue that stood...
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