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Leon Bridges

The Arcs, Buddy Guy, & Leon Bridges. New Noise at Nine – Thursday July 2, 2015.

Another tune from The Arcs, Black Keys Dan Auerbach’s side project, showed up at XRT late last week. We were very excited to debut on New Music Thursday and have “Outta My Mind” open up this week’s show. Buddy Guy, […]


Bruce Springsteen stands onstage, holding an electric guitar at his side during a concert, 1980s. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Stars, Stripes, And Songs: 20 Tracks To Celebrate Independence Day

The 4th of July has increasingly become a day associated with boats, booze, barbecues and, of course, fireworks. While this playlist can easily serve as a soundtrack to any of the previously mentioned activities, it […]


(2002). Sold: 2.5 million. 'Come Away With Me' won eight Grammy Awards in total and is noted for its acoustic pop style and incorporation of folk, soul, country and jazzzzzzzz.

Jazz Transfusion Playlist June 28,2015

song-artist The Hangar-Fareed Haque Pound Cake-Full House Water Dancer-Marcus Miller 500 Miles High-Frank Russell Four Square-Ray Obiedo Vashkar-Cindy Blackman Sly Boots-Steve Gadd Angola-Wayne Shorter The Big Push-Brad Myers Mood Swings-John Hicks Fools Rush In-Harold Mabern/Norah […]


The Beatles in 1963 (Keystone/Getty Images)

10 Of The Best B-Sides In Rock & Roll History

In today’s world of digital downloads, the art and joy of a B-side track can feel long lost.  Before streaming and downloading replaced buying and trading, some of the greatest tracks on an album could be found opposite the commercial track listing.  In some cases, the B-side becomes more loved than any other single. Here are 10 of the best B-side tracks in rock and roll history.


Old Shoe fo' shoe

Local Anesthetic Playlist For Sunday, June 28, 2015 [Playlist & Free Download]

Not much to say that I (and Old Shoe) didn’t say in November, 2013 when Old Shoe appeared on Local Anesthetic to talk about their album Family. Family still sounds as good to my ears […]