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    Brittany Howard “Jaime” (ATO). This solo album from the Alabama Shakes singer/songwriter front woman pushes boundaries beyond her past work in a full band context. Calling for a self-imposed band hiatus in 2018, she headed out into a period of self-discovery. The record is named after her older sister...
    Sam has been doing more or less the same thing for the last 60 years. Except now his paintings go for $2 million when in the past no one knew his name. Coming from Tupelo, Mississippi, then schooled in Louisville, Kentucky, Mr. Gilliam arrived in Washington D.C. in 1962,...
    Stop. Look. Listen…Magic Awaits My husband and I had just returned from a trail run in the mountains of southwest Montana when something unusual happened. You would have thought if magic was going to unfold — one of those moments where time stops and you are fully present and silly...
    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...
    We have been following John Mosler’s radical career pivot for some time. We profiled John back in 2017. He had spent the previous decade moving from a high-powered yet unfulfilling Wall Street job to doing something he feels will make a contribution to society: his sculpture. The journey was...
    It seems that every year people push back the time at which they focus on gift buying a bit further. If gift panic is descending upon you, What to get? Will they like it? Is it the right message? We are here to help. Our feeling is that when selecting...
    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...
    A Place to Talk Podcast.I love a good, vigorous chat. Ask me something provocative and I’ll get you a memorable quote.“Not talent, genius!” My favorite line from Vicky Cristina Barcelona, which is what I was channeling after a couple of espressos in Lisbon with my long-time acquaintance Luis De...
    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...
    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...
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