Archive for the ‘Artists’ Category

Jason & The Punknecks, The Cheatin Hearts, The Dry County Drinkers, They Who Cannot (or Won’t) Be Named — April 23rd @ The Distillery Sacramento, CA

Jason & The Punknecks, The Cheatin Hearts, The Dry County Drinkers, They Who Cannot (or Won’t) Be Named — April 23rd @ The Distillery Sacramento, CA

I don’t know what the state of independent live music, dear reader, is like where you live. I’m pretty familiar, though, with the sad shape it’s in here on the West Coast. I could (and at some point I probably will) write a lengthy article in the pursuit of deciphering why audiences, pay, and respect […]

Charlie Louvin: July 7, 1927 – Jan. 26, 2011

Charlie Louvin: July 7, 1927 – Jan. 26, 2011

We were saddened today to hear the news of Charlie Louvin’s passing. He was 83. We feel privileged, however, to have spoken with him briefly from his home in Wartrace, Tennessee, just days before his cancer surgery last July. Unfortunately, the surgery was unsuccessful. In his honor, we’re re-running the short interview and review of […]

Elvis Costello Performs National Ransom at NY Public Library

Elvis Costello Performs National Ransom at NY Public Library

Back in November, Elvis Costello performed an exclusive show at the Celeste Bartos Forum in The New York Public Library’s world-famous Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. The evening was a celebratory kickoff for his latest effort, National Ransom (our choice for #1 Album of 2010), and, along with The Sugarcanes, Costello ran through most of the […]

THOSE DARLINS – New Album “Screws Get Loose” Out March 29

THOSE DARLINS – New Album “Screws Get Loose” Out March 29

A longtime favorite of ours, Those Darlins are the Ramones without the OCD, the lovechild of The Cramps and Dead Milkmen if copulation between two bands were possible. Read our Q&A with Those Darlins and a review of their live show at The Loft in Atlanta. Formed in 2006 Those Darlins swaggered onto the scene […]

Elvis Costello: “National Ransom” Official Trailer

Elvis Costello: “National Ransom” Official Trailer

Elvis Costello has once again teamed up with producer T. Bone Burnett and the Sugarcanes, including Pete Thomas on drums and Jim Lauderdale — the best hair in Nashville, besides Marty Stuart — on guitar and harmony vocals. So, why review his latest album when we can just let the man, the legend, the artist, […]

Charlie Louvin: The Battles Rage On

Charlie Louvin: The Battles Rage On

New Album The Battles Rage On — Interview with the Legend Himself — Music Video for “Weapon of Prayer” A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the longest living member of the Grand Old Opry, Charlie Louvin is a true legend of country music. His work has influenced The Beatles, Gram Parsons, […]

Win 16 Disk Hank Williams Sr. Box Set

Win 16 Disk Hank Williams Sr. Box Set

Quick! Name five Hank Williams hits! If you couldn’t name them, you’re out of the game. Don’t even bother continuing to read. But if you did, do we have a treat for you!! You could win what may be the largest box set of all time: Hank Williams: The Complete Mother’s Best Recordings…Plus! Amaze your […]

Album Review: Cheyenne Marie Mize – “Before Lately” – (sonaBLAST!)

Album Review: Cheyenne Marie Mize – “Before Lately” – (sonaBLAST!)

By Melissa Haklitch Cheyenne Marie Mize’s debut solo album is anything but amateur. Channeling vocals similar to that of Cat Power’s Chan Marshall and Julie Sokolow, Mize challenges the best women singer/songwriters of the indie/folk scene. While Mize has performed with numerous known musical artists including Arnett Hollow and the Carter Family, Before Lately is […]

Elvis Costello Covers “Happy” By The Stones – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, 2010

Elvis Costello Covers “Happy” By The Stones – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, 2010

Who else would have the guts to cover Keith Richards but Elvis Costello? Enjoy this video of Elvis and the Sugarcanes (with Jim Lauderdale!) performing a rockin’ version of the Rolling Stones’s classic “Happy” at this year’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in San Francisco. Please pardon the drunk asshole advertising Colt 45. Well, what do […]

New Release: The Band Perry

New Release: The Band Perry

The Band Perry is having a great start this release week! Their self-titled debut album is #10 on iTunes Overall Albums Chart and #2 on iTunes Country Albums Chart! TBP are also on an amazing in-store run –- so peep the dates below, as well as their dates opening for Alan Jackson. So it will […]

Exclusive Cheyenne Marie Mize Song “Over the Moon”

Exclusive Cheyenne Marie Mize Song “Over the Moon”

With the recent release of her debut album, Before Lately, (look for our review here soon) Louisville-based songwriter Cheyenne Marie Mize has decided to give a little extra back. She has released an exclusive song, “Over The Moon,” on her Bandcamp page for $1, with all proceeds going to Norton Healthcare’s Music Therapy Departments in […]

My Morning Jacket to Appear on Letterman, Fallon – Tonight & Tomorrow!

My Morning Jacket to Appear on Letterman, Fallon – Tonight & Tomorrow!

My Morning Jacket Hit Fallon & Letterman Plus Bonus Live At Letterman Webcast My Morning Jacket will be taking over New York the next two weeks with multiple late night TV appearances leading up to their historic five-night stand at Terminal 5. Last night (Oct. 11), guitarist Carl Broemel sat in with The Roots on […]

Video: Heartless Bastards – “Out At Sea”

Video: Heartless Bastards – “Out At Sea”

Everyone we’ve ever known from Ohio exudes a rockin’ cool vibe. Stands to reason that Ohio natives Heartless Bastards (who call Austin home now) would rock our faces off, and Erika Wennerstrom’s presence and vocals command and demand attention (and the guys in the band aren’t bad either: Dave Colvin, Jesse Ebaugh, Mark Nathan). Erika […]

Q&A with The Secret Sisters – (Way More Than 12 Questions)

Q&A with The Secret Sisters – (Way More Than 12 Questions)

Honest and meaningful music is what caught T. Bone Burnett’s ear. The Secret Sisters certainly caught our collective ear with their clean and close harmonies — they really are sisters, after all. Natives of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Lydia and Laura Rogers learned to harmonize in church and at family picnics performing classic gems by the […]