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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: The Black Twig Pickers – Nothing Funny About Days Gone By

Interview: The Black Twig Pickers – Nothing Funny About Days Gone By

Old time music is strange. I don’t think it’s really like a warm fireplace. I find it to be constantly challenging and engaging. — Nathan Bowles, The Black Twig Pickers The Black Twig Pickers are a non neo-traditional old time band that resides in the hills of Appalachia in Southwest Virginia. The trio consists of […]

Moogfest 2010 Set for Halloween Weekend, Asheville, NC

Moogfest 2010 Set for Halloween Weekend, Asheville, NC

By Lindsey Austin Asheville, NC All right boys and girls. You might want to go ahead and buy a new pair of dancing shoes now. You can break them in pacing around in anticipation of Moogfest 2010 here in Asheville NC, the home of Moog Music and cool kid destination of the Southeast. Moogfest just […]

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 […]

Album Review: Manda Mosher – City of Clowns – (Red Parlor Records)

Album Review: Manda Mosher – City of Clowns – (Red Parlor Records)

We wish Manda Mosher had run the title of her EP by us first. We might have said: “City of Clowns? Really? You sure?  Clowns are scary. Even kids hate clowns. Remember Pennywise from Stephen King’s It? John Wayne Gacy? The Joker? That cult film Killer Clowns from Outer Space?” Mosher’s five-song follow-up to her […]

Springsteen’s “Darkness” Box Set Due Out Nov. 16

Springsteen’s “Darkness” Box Set Due Out Nov. 16

We love Bruce’s “Stanley Kowalski” look from this early part of his career. You can almost hear him scream, in a Jersey accent, “Stellllllllllllaaaaaahhhhh!” After years of rumors, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have announced the details of their Darkness On The Edge of Town box set, which will be released on November […]

Contest Giveaway: Signed Copies of Marty Stuart’s Ghost Train

Contest Giveaway: Signed Copies of Marty Stuart’s Ghost Train

Sorry folks, but the winners were announced a while ago. Come back, though, because we always seems to have some wonderful stuff to give away to our loyal readers! – Editors That’s right, we’re giving away TWO copies of Marty Stuart’s critically acclaimed Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions which hit the streets today. (Three […]

Album Review: Carl Broemel – All Birds Say – (ATO Records)

Album Review: Carl Broemel – All Birds Say – (ATO Records)

Solo album by My Morning Jacket guitarist drops Aug. 31 At first listen, Carl Broemel’s album, All Birds Say, is a classically-based composition that definitely respects the acoustic fashion of Sir Paul McCartney. One could also easily relate the lyrics to the wise and peaceful philosophies of George Harrison. Although the influences may shine through, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2010 Lineup Announced!

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2010 Lineup Announced!

The Righteous Brothers got it right. “If there’s a rock ‘n’ roll heaven, well you know they got a hell of a band.” If there’s a festival in the Great Beyond, it would be just like Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: It’s in San Francisco. In Golden Gate Park. For three days. It’s FREE. The lineup is […]

Stuff We’re Awaiting: Old 97’s – Aimee Mann – Kermit Ruffins – Fun Fun Fun Fest

Stuff We’re Awaiting: Old 97’s – Aimee Mann – Kermit Ruffins – Fun Fun Fun Fest

Whew! It’s been quite a summer for news, so let’s get to it. Here’s the latest. Old 97’s The Grand Theatre Volume One, due out October 12 The band, who Rolling Stone says have “evolved…into master-class rock & roll songwriters,” recorded over two dozen brand new songs during the studio sessions and will be releasing […]

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 […]