Posts Tagged ‘Awaiting The Flood’

Free CD Giveaway: Robert Plant’s “Band of Joy” – (Rounder)

Free CD Giveaway: Robert Plant’s “Band of Joy” – (Rounder)

CONGRATS TO ADAM S. !! He won the Robert Plant CD! Everyone else can scroll to the end of this review to hear sample tracks from Band of Joy. There is, of course, that unmistakable voice. Call it The Mystical Pipes of Plant. Although slightly deepened with age, Robert Plant’s vocals still have that compelling […]

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 […]

Fun Fun Fun Fest – Nov. 5-7 – Austin, TX

Fun Fun Fun Fest – Nov. 5-7 – Austin, TX

The latest release from the fine folks at Fun Fun Fun Fest. Did we mention FUN? Austin, Texas (October 18, 2010) – Fun Fun Fun Fest is proud to present the full spectacle and circus of excitement and entertainment that is the Fun Fun Circus area at this year’s fest in Austin, TX on November […]

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 […]

Rhett Miller Uses His Noodle

Rhett Miller Uses His Noodle

Rhett Miller of Old 97s updates us on his current activities. He’s a busy guy, what with The Grand Theatre Vol. One just out, touring, and a piece he wrote for the latest issue of BookForum magazine. It appears in the “Luxury and Degradation” section, and Miller refers to it as “an open letter to […]

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 […]

Album Review: Silje Nes – “Opticks” – (FatCat)

Album Review: Silje Nes – “Opticks” – (FatCat)

By Brian Lightfoot Silje Nes’ newest release Opticks is a serene and sleepy record that sonically draws images of wintry landscapes and glassy waters. Like other Northern European songwriters, Silje’s pronunciation, lyrical delivery and vocal style come across as innocent, child-like and sometimes even magical. Vocal layering techniques, instruments played at just above whisper level […]

Sneak Peek: Gwyneth Paltrow in Upcomng Film ‘Country Strong’

Sneak Peek: Gwyneth Paltrow in Upcomng Film ‘Country Strong’

The latest passenger on the Americana/country/roots bandwagon is Gwyneth Paltrow. Honestly, she’s the last actor we thought we’d see in a country-music-themed film, but then again John Wayne once played Genghis Khan in The Conqueror, so stranger things have happened. In the upcoming Country Strong with Tim McGraw, she plays country singer Kelly Canter who’s […]

Another Late Night: Lissie Makes Network TV Debut, 1:35am ET

Another Late Night: Lissie Makes Network TV Debut, 1:35am ET

On the heels of her performances at last weekend’s Austin City Limits Festival, Lissie will make her network television debut tonight on Last Call With Carson Daly (NBC, 1:35am ET/12:35am CT), playing “In Sleep” (how fitting) from her debut full-length album Catching A Tiger. The performance and short interview segment were filmed live at her […]

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 […]

Album Review: Josh Ritter – “So Runs The World Away” (Pytheas)

Album Review: Josh Ritter – “So Runs The World Away” (Pytheas)

By Brian Lightfoot Josh Ritter’s latest release So Runs the World Away is an emotionally rich reflection on life, death, disillusionment and pain. Though it is largely a record centering on the tragedies of broken love and human loss, it is also one of hopefulness and joy in reflection on the overall human experience. On […]

Album Review: Marshall Chapman – “Big Lonesome” (TallGirl Records)

Album Review: Marshall Chapman – “Big Lonesome” (TallGirl Records)

People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. It is as though they were traveling abroad. — Marcel Proust Dedicated to […]