The Malta Independent 21 July 2018, Saturday


Ne-Yo on state of R&B, being the 'love song guy' and #MeToo

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 09:58 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

While trends in music are ever-changing, Ne-Yo knows one thing: He's the "love song" guy, and he's fine with that. The R&B star released his seventh album on Friday and said he was nervous...

How to prep for a world tour, according to Imagine Dragons

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 09:57 Last update: about 10 days ago Associated Press

If you see Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds out in public and you think he's ignoring you — he isn't, he's just trying to stay ready for his live concerts. "I'll wear a sign...

Family and Friends deliver dynamic, rollicking set

Monday, 9 July 2018, 09:55 Last update: about 12 days ago Associated Press

Family and Friends, "Felix Culpa" (Family and Friends) The first full-length album by the indie folk-rock collective Family and Friends rings a few familiar bells. There's a jam-band vibe...

Exhibit explores country music's outlaws, poets and pickers

Friday, 6 July 2018, 11:45 Last update: about 18 days ago Associated Press

If the term "outlaw country" evokes images of Willie Nelson's hippie braids or Waylon Jennings' "Honky Tonk Heroes," then you'll want to see a new museum exhibit offering a deeper look at the poets,...

Xavier Rudd's 'Storm Boy' inspired by childhood film

Thursday, 5 July 2018, 11:44 Last update: about 15 days ago Associated Press

Xavier Rudd, "Storm Boy" (Nettwerk Records) The title track of Xavier Rudd's latest album was inspired by a pelican he saw while sitting by a river sipping tea. The water bird reminded him of Mr....

Roger Daltrey aces set of soulful covers, originals

Wednesday, 4 July 2018, 11:42 Last update: about 18 days ago Associated Press

Roger Daltrey, "As Long As I Have You" (Republic Records) It may seem paradoxical to begin a review of a Roger Daltrey album by mentioning Pete Townshend, but The Who vocalist himself credits his...

Kevin Bacon and his bro to sizzle your summer with new album

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 11:40 Last update: about 18 days ago Associated Press

You could easily call Friday "National Actors Releasing Albums Day": Kevin Bacon, Scarlett Johansson and Ezra Miller are among the famous faces dropping new music. But releasing music for those...

Jennifer Warnes back with elegant, heartfelt album

Monday, 2 July 2018, 16:33 Last update: about 18 days ago Associated Press

Jennifer Warnes, "Another Time, Another Place" (BMG) Even when major an-album-a-year bands and singers are rare, the 17 since Jennifer Warnes' last record, "The Well," are far too lengthy an...

Dierks Bentley wants to take fans higher on 'The Mountain'

Friday, 29 June 2018, 13:56 Last update: about 25 days ago

The last time Dierks Bentley made a bluegrass album, it was a chance to regroup after a terrible tour. He had opened for Kenny Chesney twice, in 2004 and 2006, and gained enough confidence thanks to a...

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