Ryan Bingham is back with a new album. Fear and Saturday Night will be out on January 15th via Axster Bingham Records distributed by Thirty Tigers.

Facing down his past, including the deaths of his mother to alcohol and his father to suicide, resulted in the triumphant ‘Fear and Saturday Night. The 12 original songs on ‘Fear and Saturday Night’ were written by Bingham while isolated in the mountains of California. Secluded in an airstream trailer without distractions in the form of people, cell phones, even electricity, Bingham was alone with his thoughts and guitar, sitting still for the first time after a childhood spent moving around the Southwest and years touring the country, with performances everywhere from Fallon and Letterman to Good Morning America and The View. “It felt like I lived out of a cardboard box growing up until I was old enough to buy my own suitcase,” he says. “I was just running from everything.”

The lead track Broken Heart Tattoos stands amongst his best work. I’ve also been privy to two other tunes – Radio and Snow Falls In June. You need to get excited for this album. I’ve heard a quarter of the album and it is stellar.

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Ryan Bingham is here


T. Hardy Morris – Painted On Attitude

by Woody on October 27, 2014

Photo by Scott Sheff

T. Hardy Morris is back with this second solo effort. Known more as the lead singer of HearYa faves, Dead Confederate and a cog in the supergroup – Diamond Rugs. For the follow up to last year’s excellent The Audition Tapes, Morris drew upon two former songs in particular. “Share The Needle”, from Audition Tapes, and “Country Mile”, a song he’d contributed to Diamond Rugs’ self-titled debut. Each of those tracks featured a distinct push-and-pull dynamic that ended up bridging the gap between the quieter country leanings of Audition Tapes, and the more aggressive grunge of Morris’ other band Dead Confederate.

Great track that really has be me itching to hear some more. He’ll be on tour and I’m sure he’ll be down at SXSW. He’s always down at SXSW.

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T. Hardy Morris is here


John Moose – Flower [music video]

by Woody on October 25, 2014


I originally wrote about Swedish band, John Moose, back in July. Due to that and my undying love for Swedish footballer, Freddie Ljungberg, they asked me to premier their new video over in the US.

The track is called Flower. It is the second single from their upcoming album. The song is produced by John Moose and engineered by Jonas Westin. Video is directed and produced by John Moose and filmed and edited by Peter Olofsson. Starring Roya Sarvestani and Molle. Filmed in Wermland september 2014. It’s a lovestory involving nature, animals and humans.

Flower is another great folk track from the band. There are some slight electronic elements mixed in and the tune has got a nice big finish. They are working on getting over here to the States.

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No Twitter for John Moose but they are on Instagram


Elliott BROOD – Nothing Left [live video]

by Woody on October 23, 2014


In case my glowing review of Elliott BROOD’s new album, Work and Love, didn’t do it for you. Check out this live video of Nothing Left. It was filmed at Riverfest Elora this past August. They are going to be hitting the road for a lengthy tour. They are not to be missed live.

In a somewhat related note, our thoughts and prayers go out to the fine people of Canada. Their handling of a horrific situation yesterday is to be commended. The band tweeted out yesterday that they were “very proud and saddened Canadians.” They had every right to be.

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Elliott BROOD is here.


O’Death – Out Of Hands We Go [album review]

October 22, 2014

One day I was running car pools and I had O’Death playing in the car. A few minutes into the ride, one of the kids asked who I was listening to? Upon hearing my response and listening to a few tracks, I was asked, “why do I listen to this music? It seems real sad.” [...]

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Elliott BROOD – Work and Love [album review]

October 21, 2014

The term Dad rock is consistently used a derogatory term. I’m a 44 year old father and I like to rock. I go to more shows than kids half my age, don’t watch The Voice and own red sneakers. So forgive me if I take offense at the term. Work and Love has made an [...]

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Sleater-Kinney are back!!!!!

October 20, 2014

New album is called No Cities to Love and it will be out on 1/20/15. First track is called Bury Our Friends. Its pretty awesome and you can listen below. Tour will follow and I will be at The Riv on Feb 17th. Not much more needs to be said other than Fuck Yeah!!! (permission [...]

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Fly Golden Eagle – Quartz Bijou [album review]

October 17, 2014

Fly Golden Eagle comes at you from Nashville and they are decidedly not country. What they are is something I’ll let you answer for yourself. Quartz Bijou is a delirious mess of an album comprising of 12 tunes. It was originally a 26 song epic based upon a 1973 film titled The Holy Mountain; a [...]

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Robert Plant – lullaby and … The Ceaseless Roar [album review]

October 16, 2014

I had totally forgotten about Robert Plant’s new album until seeing him on the Colbert Report last week. The interview was fantastic as Colbert & Plant bantered back and forth – two masters at play; including Plant handing Colbert a joint. Then Plant hit the stage with a ripping his band, The Sensational Shape Shifters [...]

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Minor Characters, Live Session #124

October 14, 2014

I first learned about Minor Characters through friend and photographer, Chris Hershman, who’s talent behind the camera brought some of my favorite HearYa sessions to your eyes. When I first got in touch with Chris about shooting a live session for me sometime back in 2011, we decided that we better do a test run [...]

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