Archive for the ‘Artists’ Category

Interview: A Small Chat with Lucero

Interview: A Small Chat with Lucero

Lucero could very well be America’s most hard working band. Playing between 150 to 200 shows a year since 2001 definitely puts them in the ranking. While we’re at it they could win the award for most entertaining and down to earth as well. At times lead singer, Ben Nichols can be drunk as a […]

Kingsley Flood Sneak Peek: “Quiet, Quiet Ground” on Upcoming Album

Kingsley Flood Sneak Peek: “Quiet, Quiet Ground” on Upcoming Album

One of our new favorite bands, Kingsley Flood (check out our review of their debut album Dust Windows) is hard at work on their next album. They sent us this video, so we caught up with bassist Nick Balkin to ask him about it. “We shot this video for ‘Quiet, Quiet Ground’ for our upcoming […]

Album Review: Kingsley Flood – “Dust Windows” – (Kingsley Flood)

Album Review: Kingsley Flood – “Dust Windows” – (Kingsley Flood)

By Krystal Dawn Muhlbach When I was sixteen my best friend and I got aboard a train that darts from our mundane little city to the bigger, more thrilling city of Los Angeles. Broke, underage, and with a borderline lethal sense of adventure, we got on that train without a penny in our pocket or […]

News: Details of Justin Townes Earle’s Arrest in Indy

News: Details of Justin Townes Earle’s Arrest in Indy

Various sources have uncovered more details on JTE’s JAIL time after a show on Sept. 16, 2010 at Radio Radio in Indianapolis, IN. According to SavingCountryMusic.com “[the performance] apparently went horribly wrong, with Earle getting in verbal altercations with the audience and venue staff, reportedly trying to start fights and breaking things, and eventually taking […]

Album Review: Dr. Dog – Shame, Shame – (Anti-)

Album Review: Dr. Dog – Shame, Shame – (Anti-)

Dr. Dog is as delightful as a real dog. Shame, Shame, released earlier this year, has already gotten a lot of buzz, as it should because it’s great. At first listen, it feels like you’re at a dark bar with wooden floors (do any bars have carpeted floors?) in off-the-beaten-path Arizona that you just went […]

Album Review: J. Shogren “Birds Bones & Muscle” JAHA!

Album Review: J. Shogren “Birds Bones & Muscle” JAHA!

Sounding like some weird-ass acoustic version of Southern Culture on the Skids, “Birds Bones & Muscle” busts out of the gates, front loaded with three great songs, and while the album may be a little uneven, it’s hard to deny its best cuts.  “Pulp Americana” is what Shrogen calls it, and according to his website […]

Album Review: Nathan McEuen “Scrapbook Sessions 2010” Lint

Album Review: Nathan McEuen “Scrapbook Sessions 2010” Lint

If the last name sounds familiar, it should.  Nathan McEuen is the son of John McEuen, one of the founding members of Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – who also appears on the song, “Banjormous.”  Nathan, like his father, takes an eclectic approach to his music, drawing on rock, pop, and country – even a little […]

Contest Giveaway: Rare Signed Copy of Charlie Louvin’s “Hickory Wind”

Contest Giveaway: Rare Signed Copy of Charlie Louvin’s “Hickory Wind”

10/04/10 UPDATE: Congratulations to our WINNER, Rusty from Lafayette, Louisiana! We’ll be sending out the autographed copy of Charlie Louvin’s wonderful Hickory Wind. Enjoy, Rusty! Charlie Louvin is a living legend. He’s been a star for much longer than anyone else in the recording business. He’s a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame […]

Nick Lowe Tour Announced, Joins Elvis Costello in San Fran

Nick Lowe Tour Announced, Joins Elvis Costello in San Fran

Ah, Nick Lowe, the Jesus of Cool. Long before Awaiting the Flood was born, editor Jim Simpson caught Nick’s live show with Paul Carrack in NYC. “I remember he rocked the bass and guitar pretty hard,” recalls Simpson, “roared through a ton of his hits including a smashing ‘I Knew the Bride,’ and he smoked […]

R.E.M. Live from Austin City Limits DVD Available Oct. 26, 2010

R.E.M. Live from Austin City Limits DVD Available Oct. 26, 2010

New West Records announces R.E.M. Live From Austin, TX, the latest DVD release from the acclaimed PBS Austin City Limits (ACL) television series, available October 26, 2010.  Taken from R.E.M.’s ACL concert, which has been edited into an hour TV show, the DVD contains an extended performance including three songs never aired on the original […]

Levon Helm Band & Ray LaMontagne Co-Headline Select Dates

Levon Helm Band & Ray LaMontagne Co-Headline Select Dates

The Levon Helm Band joins forces with Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs to co-headline eight select cities beginning on November 2nd in Jacksonville, FL and wrapping on November 12th in Austin, TX. Levon Helm is an undisputed legend, having played with the likes of Ronnie Hawks, Bob Dylan, and The Band. Helm’s voice has […]

Album Review: Sally Spring – “Made of Stars” – (Sniffinpup Records)

Album Review: Sally Spring – “Made of Stars” – (Sniffinpup Records)

Don’t let her petite and pixieish looks fool you. Sally Spring is a bold songwriter with rock-solid vocals. A veteran who cut her performance teeth on the coffeehouse circuit of the 1970s, Spring has played with such luminaries as the Byrds, Doc Watson, Guitar Shorty, Rev. Gary Davis, Taj Mahal and Odetta. On Made of […]

Limited Time Free Download of Those Darlins’ “Night Jogger”

Limited Time Free Download of Those Darlins’ “Night Jogger”

Photo of Kelley Darlin by Leah Miller Recorded right here in Atlanta, their next album promises to be more rockin’ than the first. Judging by “Night Jogger”, which you can download for FREE right HERE for a limited time, their next album (due out early 2011) will rock your collective asses off. We saw them […]

Dr. Dog to Release Four New Songs – Download ‘Em FOR FREE!

Dr. Dog to Release Four New Songs – Download ‘Em FOR FREE!

Two of the editors at ATF caught Dr. Dog here in Atlanta at The Loft last September, but we don’t remember much about it because the awesome THOSE DARLINS opened the show and blew everyone away. So, we had to go look at some video to refresh our bent-blown minds. You can see Dr. Dog […]