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Coachella…always legendary…

Coachella…always legendary…

Coachella…always legendary…always memorable…always for different reasons. This year was my fourth at Coachella, and it was notably the-same-but-not-at-all-the same for one main reason: it was so, so packed. The festival is always busy, but this year, with the removal of the one day pass (which meant that every attendee had to purchase the full three […]

SxSW 2012: The Long-Awaited Jon Black Report

SxSW 2012: The Long-Awaited Jon Black Report

At Long Last: SxSW 2012 FIRST, an apology to my readers: real life sometimes gets in the way of my music journalism. These reviews come more than two months after the fact, but I hope that being untimely in no way distracts from the enjoyment that reading brings or the great music and performers it […]

Concert Review: Imogen Heap @ Humphreys by the Bay (San Diego, CA) June 20, 2010

Concert Review: Imogen Heap @ Humphreys by the Bay (San Diego, CA) June 20, 2010

So when it comes to “favorites,” I’m generally like a child—whatever I love now is my CAN’T-GET-ENOUGH-EVER-FAVORITE!!!! thing. However, there have been some favorites that have been unwaveringly on my list for so long that they’ve built up enough credibility to be considered Actual Favorites, as opposed to Now Favorites. I know…complicated. I wouldn’t say […]

Black Crowes to Release Double Album & Hit the Road

Black Crowes to Release Double Album & Hit the Road

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of their landmark multi-platinum debut, 1990’s Shake Your Moneymaker, The Black Crowes are set to release their first-ever double album of all acoustic material, Croweology. Due out Tuesday, August 3, 2010 via the band’s label (Silver Arrow through Megaforce Records), it features new arrangements of 20 of their best-loved songs and […]

Truth & Salvage Co.

Truth & Salvage Co.

Every so often you come across a band whose music sort of reaches out and shakes hands with your soul. That’s just what the music of LA’s own Truth & Salvage Co. did to me. It’s a nice feeling, too, considering the vastly diluted pool of modern Americana rock bands fending for a spot on […]

South by Southwest 2010: Country Music Rising

South by Southwest 2010: Country Music Rising

Prologue For one week each year, Austin, Texas becomes the coolest place on earth. Sure, the locals (myself included) well tell you that regardless of the time of year you visit. But, for five days each March, it is gospel truth. Austin’s annual South by Southwest Music Festival (“SxSW” or just “South by” to cognoscenti), […]

STAGECOACH 2009

STAGECOACH 2009

April 25th, April 26th Indio, Ca. Kenney Chesney Kid Rock Little Big Town Miranda Lambert Earl Scruggs Lady Antebellum Jerry Jeff Walker Ralph Stanley Kevin Costner & Modern West Zac Brown Band + 26 others Deep in California’s armpit lies the hot and uninviting town of Indio, host city of  Stagecoach, California’s largest country music […]