blues

Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on a Tribute to Blue Lu Barker (and Blue Lu Herself)

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews ​Maria Muldaur's 'Don't You Feel My Leg: The Naughty Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker' and Barker's own 'Remastered Collection.'
Robert Christgau
10.26.18
To Hell And Back

Metal's Inclusive Future Looks Like a Zeal & Ardor Show

Representation of diverse identities is crucial within a changing subculture that still has so far to go (Plus new tunes from Atrament, Electric Citizen, Ragana, and more).
Kim Kelly
9.27.18
Essays

Put Some Respect on Noname

The Chicago rapper has always been an exhaustive storyteller—brimming with narrative-driven stanzas that life in Chicago has written for her—but now the story feels like it’s completely hers.
Kristin Corry
9.14.18
PROFILES

What Ever Happened to Willis Earl Beal?

After his promising career evaporated four years ago, the songwriter disappeared. Inside an 18-month long, transatlantic journey chasing down a musician-in-exile.
Alex Robert Ross
3.6.18
New music

Zeal & Ardor Are Back With New Single, "Baphomet"

In the band's first new single since 'Devil Is Fine,' the double bass meets the Delta blues.
Noisey Staff
1.18.18
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on Some Delta Blues Gems and Country Blues Moments

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews three compilations: 'American Epic: The Best of Blues,' '24 Classic Blues Songs From the 1920's,' and 'American Epic: The Best of Country.'
Robert Christgau
12.15.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

This Old Clip of Fats Domino Meeting Jools Holland Will Make You Feel Better

The cut from Holland's 1985 documentary 'Walking to New Orleans' captures a lot of what made Domino so inspiring.
Alex Robert Ross
10.26.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Watch Kali Uchis and Jorja Smith Own the Royal Albert Hall with “Tyrant”

Along with Songhoy Blues, their performance at the 25th anniversary of 'Later' outshone moments from Foo Fighters, Paul Weller, and Van Morrison.
Alex Robert Ross
9.24.17
Music

Essential Alan Lomax, According to the Guy Who Knows His Work Best

Nathan Salsburg's job is archiving one of the world's most famed archivists.
Rick Paulas
7.19.17
New music

You Can Now Stream the White Stripes' Little-Heard Debut Show

Recorded live at Detroit's Gold Dollar on Bastille Day 1997.
Phil Witmer
7.14.17
New music

Brad Stank Invites You to His Room For Some Sad and Sultry Pop

The Liverpool songwriter creates melodic melancholia that will have you feeling blissed and blue.
Noisey Australia
6.13.17
In Memoriam

Here's to Gregg Allman, Southern Rock Superhero

Despite a long battle with substance abuse, the blues rock legend helped invent a new form of rock 'n' roll that would change the shape of music forever.
Drew Millard
5.30.17
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