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Interview: Local Natives

Interview: Local Natives

I re-he-heally hope that Andy from Local Natives has a Bluetooth, because if not, we were breaking the law together today, and not in a cool way you want to tell people about when you’re drinking. In a ticket-getting way. I got to chat with Andy Hamm, bassist, vocalist, writer, percussionist, etc. etc. etc…(more on […]

Billy Bragg, Rosanne Cash and Joe Henry Set to Collaborate on New Album

Billy Bragg, Rosanne Cash and Joe Henry Set to Collaborate on New Album

With all the buzz about Rosanne Cash’s modern-day classic The List, and her memoir, Composed, we’re delighted to hear about her next project with Billy Bragg and Joe Henry. We adored Bragg’s work with Wilco on the Mermaid Avenue CDs, as well as Henry’s collaboration with Loudon Wainwright III on Strange Weirdos. The three artists […]

Kingsley Flood – Dust Windows and Awkward Dancing

Kingsley Flood – Dust Windows and Awkward Dancing

Boston’s Kinglsey Flood, the punk-rock/roots/Americana/folk phenom that’s been tearing up the charts, were featured last week on NPR’s Weekend Edition where they discussed Americana music, death and awkward dancing. After the broadcast, sales of their debut CD (Dust Windows) shot up to #1 on Amazon’s most downloaded roots-rock albums for the week, briefly hit #1 […]

Interview: Blue Giant…no longer just for the space scientists.

Interview: Blue Giant…no longer just for the space scientists.

You know when you have a friend who has a friend she REALLY wants you meet, and every time you say something something funny, she always says “Oh, so and so would think this was HILARIOUS…I can’t WAIT for you to meet him,” and you say “Oh yeah, he sounds suuuuper great,” but really, you’re […]

Those Darlins Announce New Split 7″ with Funstix – Sept. 14th

Those Darlins Announce New Split 7″ with Funstix – Sept. 14th

“Night Jogger” b/w “Funstix Party!” An undisputed favorite of ours, Those Darlins are the Ramones without the OCD. Formed in 2006 they swaggered onto the scene in 2009 with their self-titled debut. These are hard-working musicians whose endearing charm is that they don’t take themselves too seriously. The music, though, is heartfelt and stare-you-down honest with […]

News: Elvis Costello to release National Ransom on Nov. 2nd

News: Elvis Costello to release National Ransom on Nov. 2nd

A new Elvis Costello record is always a cause for celebration. So, raise a glass with us and bask in the imminent sonic genius that is Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus, aka Elvis Costello. * * * * * * * * * * * * * Elvis Costello’s National Ransom Set For Release November 2nd, […]

Contest Giveaway: Pete Seeger’s latest CD

Contest Giveaway: Pete Seeger’s latest CD

The great Satchel Paige famously said, “Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” This definitely holds true for the indomitable Pete Seeger. He’s seen it all and done so much for so many people. Always a champion of the working class, of civil rights, of the environment, […]

Spellbinding Sarah Harmer Sets Fall U.S Tour Dates In Support Of “Bright And Contagious”

Spellbinding Sarah Harmer Sets Fall U.S Tour Dates In Support Of “Bright And Contagious”

Mesmerizing singer and songwriter Sarah Harmer has confirmed extensive U.S. tour dates with her 4-piece band through the fall. It’s her first major tour since the release of ‘oh little fire,’ which American Songwriter called “her most powerful recording so far.” Of a recent performance at Canada’s Hillside Festival, AOL Spinner wrote that Harmer’s “virtuosity […]

Contest Giveaway: Signed copy of Rosanne Cash memoir, Composed

Contest Giveaway: Signed copy of Rosanne Cash memoir, Composed

Rosanne Cash (firstborn child of Johnny Cash and Vivian Liberto) simply exudes talent. Her fourteen albums have charted eleven number-one singles. She is the author of a collection of short fiction, Bodies of Water, and the children’s book Penelope Jane: A Fairy’s Tale. Her essays and fiction have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling […]

Live Performance Video: Lissy Rosemont of The Junior League Band – Atlanta, GA – 8/13/10

Live Performance Video: Lissy Rosemont of The Junior League Band – Atlanta, GA – 8/13/10

Touring behind the band’s third release, Jellyroll, D.C.-based Lissy Rosemont returned to her hometown of Atlanta with phenomenal guitarist John Lee. The intimate confines of Eddie’s Attic called for a paired-down version of The Junior League Band, but the duo more than made up for it with energy and impressive chops, featuring selections from Jellyroll […]

Album Review: Allison Moorer “Crows”

Album Review: Allison Moorer “Crows”

As a lifelong, self proclaimed “Country Music Disliker” (couldn’t go as far as to say “hater”…I mean, who doesn’t love Garth Brooks a little bit?), I have generally avoided the genre. There are no country stations on my car presets, I haven’t ever been to a country concert, and I can’t remember the last full […]

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 […]

Free Download: Cheyenne Mize and Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Among the Gold

Free Download: Cheyenne Mize and Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Among the Gold

Very few things in this life are free, so grab them while you can. We here at ATF are always on the lookout for free music, and this is what we found. In true American DIY style, Cheyenne Marie Mize and Bonnie “Prince” Billy (aka Will Oldham) recorded their rendition of late 19th Century American […]

Album Review: Miniature Tigers “FORTRESS” (Modern Art/ILG)

Album Review: Miniature Tigers “FORTRESS” (Modern Art/ILG)

If the movie Garden State had been made today, Miniature Tigers would be the band playing on Natalie Portman’s headphones when she hands them to Zach Braff: “You gotta hear this one song [“Egyptian Robe”] — it’ll change your life; I swear.” Miniature Tigers are sly and literate, with references to Stephen King, Nabokov, and […]