Fleet Foxes announce Crack Up for 6/16/17 release

March 7, 2017

Photo Credit: Shawn Brackbill Well, I’ve been waiting a while for this and I’m sure I’m not the only one. As I get set to head to SXSW next week, I’m reminded of the time I sprinted down 6th in Austin to catch a midday set by them at Emo’s Annex. Place was half-empty and [...]

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Courtney Marie Andrews – Put The Fire Out (music video)

March 7, 2017

Photo by Susy Sundborg Honest Life by Courtney Marie Andrews was one of my biggest oversights of 2016. I’d say that album and Brent Cobb’s Shine On Rainy Day were two Americana albums that I really slept on in 2016. So in a small effort to right that wrong, please check out the new video [...]

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Justin Townes Earle signs to New West, announces Kids In The Street for 5/26/17

March 6, 2017

Photo Credit: Joshua Black Wilkens JTE is back with his 7th LP, Kids In The Street and his first with New West Records. Fresh off his (and my) beloved Cubs winning the World Series, JTE is a positive state of mind. It might have something to do with his continuing sobriety, a solid marriage the [...]

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Vagabon – Infinite Worlds (album review)

March 3, 2017

The thing that I’ve always loved about Lady Lamb is her ability to craft her voice to bounce back and forth between fragile vulnerability and undeniable strength. The fact she achieves all of this ion top a varied and dynamic musical landscape is deeply captivating. Well; Vagabon, the moniker of Brooklyn’s Laetitia Tamko, achieves the [...]

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Marika Hackman signs to Sub Pop, release I’m Not Your Man on 6/2/17

March 2, 2017

Photo credit: Steve Gullick Marika Hackman is a 25 y/o English songwriter that was recently signed to Sub Pop. She’s got a great tune out in advance of SXSW. Here’s some info on the tune. There’s an open-endednature to I’m Not Your Man: the discussions within, conversations on femininity, sex and sexual identity, millennial ennui, [...]

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The Districts release new tune, Ordinary Day

March 1, 2017

Photo by Caitlin McCann The Districts are back with a new tune to follow up on 2015′s excellent A Flourish and A Spell. They’ve released a new tune prior to SXSW and they’re full follow up later this year. Here’s what lead singer Rob Grote has to say about the tune. “‘Ordinary Day’ deals with [...]

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Tall Juan announces debut Olden Goldies on 5/5/17

March 1, 2017

photo: Laura-Lynn Petrick Argentinian-born Far Rockaway transplant Tall Juan has managed to evade labels and put out songs that only a Latin Elvis inspired by the Ramones could deliver: short, fast, and packed with attitude. Tall Juan’s lyrics are autobiographical nuggets about everything from drug addiction, the perils of dating, and living in Queens. With [...]

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Lillie Mae announces Forever and Then Some on 4/14/17

February 28, 2017

Album Cover Photo by Laura Partain I first learned of Lillie Mae from this video of duets that Luck Reunion and Third Man Records released last year. For those who haven’t seen it, it is essentially a bunch of ridiculously talented people drinking Tito’s and singing duets. I’d heard of everybody else seen in that [...]

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Craig Brown Band announces debut LP, The Lucky Ones Forget 4/14/17

February 28, 2017

Craig Brown is billed as an excellent bartender, cook and ping pong player. The fact that he’s releasing a kick ass album in a couple of months and is a member of King Tuff’s touring band is just gravy. The tune below is a mix of punk-swagger and Nashville twang. He’ll release his album on [...]

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Sarah Bethe Nelson – Oh, Evolution (album review)

February 27, 2017

Sarah Bethe Nelson popped up out of the Mission District to release Fast Moving Clouds in 2015. Combined with a tasty set that I caught at SXSW, Fast Moving Clouds never found its way out of rotation. Oh, Evolution sees Nelson building on the momentum of that album. Comprised of eight tracks that all have [...]

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