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French Camp’s Sophomore Album, Odd Particle: A Review

French Camp’s Sophomore Album, Odd Particle: A Review

Made by Music Lovers for Music Lovers As innovative and fun as their first self-titled outing may have been, the structure of Odd Particle—the cohesive balance between driving rock and ethereal vocals—is something to be envied. The influence of Radiohead, especially early albums, is pervasive but not overwhelming. The band has a style all its […]

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 […]

Jon Black’s SxSW 2013 The Best Review In the World – Day 2

Jon Black’s SxSW 2013 The Best Review In the World – Day 2

By Jon Black SxSW 2013 DAY TWO For SxSW Day Two, we plunge back on the chaotic and crowded streets of downtown Austin for some unique concepts, both musically and underlying bands themselves, as well as some great revivals of classic sounds. THE BEAUMONTS This Lubbock, Texas four piece gives the impression of ZZ Top, […]

Jon Black’s SxSW 2013 The Best Review In the World – Day 1

Jon Black’s SxSW 2013 The Best Review In the World – Day 1

by Jon Black As I get older, my memory gets a little bit fuzzier. This is my fourth (at least?) year to have the privilege of covering the annual South by Southwest music festival in Austin for Awaiting the Flood. Keeping in mind that ATF’s regular readers have probably read previous years’ coverage, including my […]

Bobby Long’s Wishbone: Album Review

Bobby Long’s Wishbone: Album Review

A Talk with Bobby Long: Part Three It’s not accurate to say Bobby Long reinvents himself with every album, however much evidence the music gives. Instead, I think each EP and LP is a step toward something greater, and Wishbone is no exception. Bobby Long told me he never intended to be labeled a singer-songwriter—that […]

Heyrocco’s DARK SUMMER: EP Review

Heyrocco’s DARK SUMMER: EP Review

Charleston Trio Heyrocco Just Keeps Getting Better Guys. Let’s get serious for a minute. You know that album you listen to with the windows down and sunroof open, winter weather be damned? Yeah? Hit the eject button and switch to Heyrocco’s Dark Summer for a few. This four-song EP, a selection of tunes from a […]

Fuzz Face and Granny Whites CD Release Party Set for February 28th

Fuzz Face and Granny Whites CD Release Party Set for February 28th

Guest Post: Fuzz Face and The Granny Whites Prepare to Rock Nashville Whatever plans you have for February 28th, cancel them. You are not going to want to miss the event of the year at the High Watt in Nashville. Peeled Labels Entertainment is rolling out the red carpet for Fuzz Face and The Granny […]

Blackmore’s Night Singer Candice Night Releases Debut Solo Album, “Reflections”

Candice Night, who has been delighting audiences around the world for over 15 years as the vocalist for the Renaissance-themed band Blackmore’s Night, has released her debut solo album, REFLECTIONS. The new CD, comprising original material written by the multi-talented songwriter and instrumentalist, is available from UDR Records, distributed in the U.S. by EMI. Often […]

Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes Bring Joy to Live Music

Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes Bring Joy to Live Music

Sometimes a band comes along that reminds me of the sheer joy live music should bring. That band, most recently, is Daniel Ellsworth and the Great Lakes. I had the great privilege of seeing them last Thursday, November 1, at The Basement’s Communion show. Though they only had time for six amazing songs, the band […]

Album Review: Dreams of the San Joaquin

Album Review: Dreams of the San Joaquin

When I was seventeen, my grandfather drove my sister and me across the country to California as a graduation present. This was the year of my musical awakening—the age when I discovered there was more to the wide world than what played on the Top Forty radio. My parents had raised us with a healthy […]

A Talk with Bobby Long – Part Two

A Talk with Bobby Long – Part Two

I grew up listening to folk music and murder ballads, thanks to my parents. While other kids were glued to Casey Kasem on Sunday afternoons, I nodded along to The Kingston Trio or Joan Baez in the backseat of the car. I probably wasn’t old enough to appreciate Little Boxes, and that’s why I take […]

Spotlight on Anderson East

Spotlight on Anderson East

I’d only met him once, after a show at The Basement on 8th Avenue, where he performed before Sam Bradley and Marcus Foster and completely stole my heart. Any other knowledge I had of his appearance came through professional photographs on his website. Anderson East is magnetic on stage and sultry in pictures, and I […]

The Avett Brothers sand down their sound with ‘The Carpenter’ – Album Review

The Avett Brothers sand down their sound with ‘The Carpenter’ – Album Review

Last month, the Avett Brothers popped up on my TV performing their newest single, “Live and Die.” Clasping my hands together with joy, I marveled about how adorable they looked together, how great they sounded, how much I loved that dang banjo.  I was floating on an Avett-lined cloud for a solid thirty seconds – […]

Cory Branan: Live and Direct

Cory Branan: Live and Direct

I was fortunate enough to catch a show Cory Branan at White Water Tavern in Little Rock, AR not too long after the release of his current record, “Mutt” (It’s his first on Bloodshot Records.).  Like, “Mutt,” the show was full of great moments but a little difficult to sum up.  Branan is just not […]