Steve Gunn – Way Out Weather [album review]

October 10, 2014

Photo by Constance Mensh Steve Gunn hadn’t registered on my radar until I discovered Hiss Golden Messenger via the Paradise of Bachelors label. From there I picked up some other great artists such as Promised Land Sound and Steve Gunn. Time Off was Gunn’s 2012 effort. And while late to the party, it soon found [...]

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Carl Barat & The Jackals – Glory Days

October 9, 2014

Carl Barat, best known for having to deal with Pete Doherty during their time together in The Libertines, has a new band. In putting together his latest act, I guess he surmised that he couldn’t find anybody more out of their mind than Doherty was during their time together. So he placed ads online and [...]

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Ex Hex – Rips [album review]

October 7, 2014

I recently had the displeasure of being involved in a conversation of how hot J-Lo looked in her new video for a crap-tastic tune titled Booty. Are you fucking kidding me? Who cares? I had recently become privy to Rips by the female trio of Ex Hex. So I chimed in, “You know what I [...]

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Field Report – Marigolden (album review)

October 6, 2014

I have a lot of friends that travel a ton for work. The things they get to do sound great – drunken boondoggles, golf at some of the nicest courses, unreal tickets for premier sporting events, etc. And while there are those times, there is also the drag of constantly being on the road away [...]

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Diarrhea Planet – Aliens In The Outfield out on 11/18

October 3, 2014

If you’ve never seen Diarrhea Planet, you are really missing something. Imagine six dudes playing as if they are lit on fire, with stage-diving, multiple guitar solos going on at the same time and the whole venue going ape-shit. Here is a track from their upcoming EP, called Aliens In The Outfield. The track is [...]

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Luke Winslow-King – Everlasting Arms [album review]

September 26, 2014

In my review of his Bloodshot debut, The Coming Tide, I compared Luke Winslow-King (LWK) to Justin Townes Earle (JTE). For one they both have three names. Second, they both have a dedication to the way music used to be and the ability to pull it off. I caught LWK’s set at the Bloodshot SXSW [...]

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King Tuff – Black Moon Spell [album review]

September 24, 2014

My parents didn’t have the best taste in music growing up. I don’t have great stories of us sitting around listening to The Beach Boys, Otis Redding or The Beatles. Just wasn’t there thing. So when I finally discovered rock n’ roll, I was captivated. My first dalliance was mostly with metal bands. It was [...]

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Hollis Brown release new track – Wait For Me Virginia

September 18, 2014

For those unfamiliar with Hollis Brown. They are a quintet out of Queens, not Brooklyn. They play a brand of Americana that will remind you of CCR. Their debut LP, Ride On The Train was top-notch and wound up at #25 in the 2013 version of HearYa’s Top 50. 2014 has seen them release a [...]

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Sallie Ford – Slap Back out on 10/1

September 17, 2014

I was a fan of Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside. They played a brand of in-your-face rock-a-billy that wasn’t afraid to challenge the status quo. She had a kicking band including guitarist Jeffrey Munger who was especially fantastic. But Sallie wanted to move and realize her dream of fronting an all-female rock band. So [...]

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Delta Spirit – Into The Wide [album review]

September 16, 2014

Delta Spirit worked their way into our hearts with their passionate brand of Americana via their first two albums – Ode To Sunshine & History From Below. I can still remember the first time I saw them at Buffalo Billiards at SXSW. It was a midnight show on Saturday night and I was flat out [...]

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