Alan Lomax

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Solid, authentic, unmanufactured American clips

Whether you've heard his name or not, Alan Lomax is one of the most prominent cultural influences in US history.
The real YouTube
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  April 06, 2012

Contemporary heart

Music is really just a form of time, so it makes sense that our many musics represent the many different ways we wrangle with this irritatingly linear mortal coil.
Yeasayer and Sleigh Bells open the present
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 30, 2010

On their way to Memphis

Their name sort of gives them away.
The Lomax mine the South, and the past, on their debut disc
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 11, 2009

Folk yeah

For years now, T.T. the Bear's Place has boldly addressed the problem of what to do on Monday nights, when one's brainmeats are still tender from all that weekending.
The other side of the Bear cures the Mondays
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  February 03, 2009

Sic Alps

U.S. Ez , emboldened by all sorts of sloppiness, works in the way of Lomax’s porch recordings, forcing rock and roll back into a folk tradition.
U.S. Ez | Siltbreeze
By DEVIN KING  |  July 15, 2008

Citadel of sound

Before the digital universe expanded, serious home recording was just a dream.
Nashville’s RCA Studio B celebrates its 50th
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  July 03, 2007


Boston music news: May 25, 2007

Never count Buffalo Tom out.
Notes on Buffalo Tom, EarthFest, Mission of Burma, the Patrons, and more
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  May 21, 2007