Articles By: Jason Estopinal

Conor Oberst playing in an old Presbyterian Cathedral

Conor Oberst playing in an old Presbyterian Cathedral

By Adam Plikington There is something ironic with Conor Oberst playing in an old Presbyterian Cathedral, at times I thought lightning might come down, but the show was billed as an “intimate performance with Conor Oberst”  and he and the venue did not disappoint. Stripped down to just a piano and guitar, with an occasional […]

CJ RAMONE & Strung Out Talk About “It’s Not Dead Fest”

CJ RAMONE & Strung Out Talk About “It’s Not Dead Fest”

Tomorrow Saturday Oct 10 marks the first “It’s Not Dead Fest” at San Manual Amphitheater in San Bernardino, Ca. – and for old burnouts like me its like 1997 all over again, only this time I am fat, bald, and old. On the bill, to name a few, will be Descendents, 7 Seconds, Swingin Utters, […]

Songs Of Freedom Smithsonian Folkways Reissues “Songs of the Spanish Civil War”

Songs Of Freedom Smithsonian Folkways Reissues “Songs of the Spanish Civil War”

By: Jon Black Readers of a site that proudly proclaims “This Website Kills Fascists” (a reference to   Woody Guthrie’s guitar, which bore the slogan “This Machine Kills Fascists”) should  welcome Smithsonian Folkways’ re-release of The Songs of the Spanish Civil War. After   all, the American volunteers of the Lincoln Bridge spent the war doing just […]

Glen Campbell Will “See You There” – The Rhinestone Cowboy’s Latest Album Still Sparkles.

Glen Campbell Will “See You There” – The Rhinestone Cowboy’s Latest Album Still Sparkles.

By Jon Black That “See You There,” the new album by country legend Glen Campbell, exists at all is remarkable enough. Diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in June 2011, there was wide expectation that “Ghost on the Canvas,” released the same year as Campbell’s diagnosis, would be the artist’s final album. With “See You There” Campbell […]

Hank WIlliams III Announces Country Album & Punk Album

Hank WIlliams III Announces Country Album & Punk Album

The king of hellbilly, Mr. HANK3 himself, is pleased to announce a triple-threat of new releases, hitting stores October 1, 2013. HANK3will release a brand new DOUBLE country album, entitled Brothers of the 4×4, and a single punk album, entitled A Fiendish Threat, with his new project “3”.  Brothers of the 4×4 will also be available as a single LP vinyl version, and A […]

“Wicked Twisted Road” was the best song of 2005

“Wicked Twisted Road” was the best song of 2005

Reckless Kelly released “Wicked Twisted Road” and the title track of the same name was the best song of 2005. It was the kind of song you put on and show your friends and they dig it as much as you from the first listen. Its like a countryish version of that Green Day song […]

Hurray For The Riff Raff Might Be The Best Band

Hurray For The Riff Raff Might Be The Best Band

New Orleans, Louisiana’s Hurray for the Riff Raff has signed to ATO Records and will release their anticipated new studio album early 2014. Alynda lee Segarra signed the ATO contract in the basement of the The Bomb Shelter Studios in Nashville, TN where she and producer Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes) first worked together on Hurray […]

Roadkill Ghost Choir = A Mix of All Your Favorite Genres

Roadkill Ghost Choir = A Mix of All Your Favorite Genres

Florida-based band Roadkill Ghost Choir today re-released their new Quiet Light EP, which features the five originally-released tracks as well as a newly recorded song “In The Lion’s Mouth.” About the Quiet Light EP, Absolute Punk said: “The power and grace showcased in just these songs is enough reason to think that this Florida band […]

The O’s Make Music You Want To Hear

The O’s Make Music You Want To Hear

Heres a download of a choice lick called “Outlaw“ Born out of Dallas, Texas’ rich music scene, The O’s deliver a melodic, catchy pop sound, achieved with folk-minded acoustic instrumentation, drawing influences from the modern and traditional Americana scenes.  Comprised of Taylor Young (acoustic guitar, kick drum) and John Pedigo (banjo), the duo had spent […]

Todd Snider is a Country Hippie

Todd Snider is a Country Hippie

By: Jason Estopinal A few nights ago I was able to catch that singer songwriter hippie folk balladeer guy Todd Snider at the Coachouse in San Juan Capistrano, Ca. Im not going to presume to really know anything about Todd. All I know is Ive been hearing his name around for years, I feel like […]

Review of “Vinyl Countdown” musical slots game

The manner in which we listen to music has changed dramatically over the years. Today, much of it is digital and listened to on small, portable electronic devices. Of course, this hasn’t always been the case. Vinyl records were popular in yesteryear for listening to music. This concept has been honoured with a slot machine […]

Breezy in New Bust up With Singer

Breezy in New Bust up With Singer

The Grammy’s! The uniquely-shaped and highly sought after trophy which everyone in the music industry dreams about getting their hands on. The accolade which announces to the world the said artist(s) remarkable achievements in the world of music. Chris Brown , a man who remains loved around the globe for his music, his dancing and […]

Justin Townes Earle – Is On Tour!!!!!!

Justin Townes Earle – Is On Tour!!!!!!

Justin Townes Earle, the man who is about 50 years beyond his age in his musical craft, is on tour. You should do yourself a favor and go see him. Justin’s tour dates can be found here. In the midst of strong reviews of his last album, Harlem River Blues, Justin Townes Earle made the […]

An Avett Brothers Fan’s Apostasy (And Possible Return to The Fold)

An Avett Brothers Fan’s Apostasy (And Possible Return to The Fold)

In the Church of the Avett Brothers, I once held the esteemed (albeit self-proclaimed) position of prophet lead evangelist. I have taken it upon myself in years past to boldly and effectively proclaim the good news to hoardes of unbelievers.  Simply lend me an ear and I’d tell a tale of hair-splitting harmonies, unrivaled anthems, and live […]