Posts Tagged ‘Awaiting The Flood’

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 [...]

Live Review: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (La Zona Rosa, Austin, TX 9-24-10

Live Review: Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (La Zona Rosa, Austin, TX 9-24-10

By Luke Winkie (photos by Annie Fichtner) Sharon Jones might be the hardest working woman in showbiz, until you see the party-dressed, 50+ singer prowl back and forth across the front of the stage making eye contact with everyone she could see. With the well-dressed Dap-Kings blasting out some of the pulpiest notes in soul, [...]

Two-Part Documentary: Mumford & Sons

Two-Part Documentary: Mumford & Sons

Formed in 2007, this West London quartet has a gutsy, old-time sound choc-a-bloc with passion and a fresh, unbridled energy. They take their music seriously, but not themselves; we certainly appreciate that. The four friends (Marcus Mumford, Country Winston, Ben Lovett, Ted Dwane) were each playing in other bands when they found themselves performing Marcus’ [...]

Concert Review: Band of Horses – Greek Theater, LA, 9-25-10

Concert Review: Band of Horses – Greek Theater, LA, 9-25-10

It’s been a year since the last Band of Horses show I attended. Here’s what changed: 1. I was standing in the pit at the Greek Theatre in Hollywood as opposed to standing room only against the back wall of the balcony section in a jenky theatre. 2. I had a guest pass and 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 [...]

The Ponderosa Stomp and America’s Musical Legacy

The Ponderosa Stomp and America’s Musical Legacy

STOMPIN’ THROUGH HISTORY: The Ponderosa Stomp and America’s Musical Legacy Day One Some festivals are driven by the tastes of fans, other by the designs of the music industry. New Orleans’ Ponderosa Stomp is unique in being driven by the history of American popular music itself. The Stomp is a festival with a mission: to [...]

Album Review: The Moaners – “Nocturnal” – (Holidays for Quince Records)

Album Review: The Moaners – “Nocturnal” – (Holidays for Quince Records)

By Melissa Haklitch Embodying their Southern geography, The Moaners’ third release Nocturnal captures the loveliness that is bluegrass, while adding a certain element of garage rock and whimsy. Nocturnal ranges across the spectrum of many genres within its ten tracks. Having been previously compared to The White Stripes, The Moaners maintain their two-person ensemble of [...]

Live Review: Morgan Taylor’s Gustafer Yellowgold – Eddie’s Attic, Atlanta, GA, 9-26-10

Live Review: Morgan Taylor’s Gustafer Yellowgold – Eddie’s Attic, Atlanta, GA, 9-26-10

Within the intimate confines of Eddie’s Attic, a packed crowd of pre-teens and their parents sat mesmerized. The object of their fascination? A man on stage strumming an acoustic guitar, standing next to a large, white-light-rimmed screen splashed with the colorfully animated main attraction, known as Gustafer Yellowgold. This is alt-rock for the K-4 set, [...]

Video Vault: Little Milton, “We’re Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town”

Video Vault: Little Milton, “We’re Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town”

Enjoy this classic from legendary blues singer and guitarist (the “Misissippi Master”) Little Milton Campbell. He’s gone but not forgotten. Let’s move!

The Secret Sisters’ Self-Titled Debut Drops Oct. 12

The Secret Sisters’ Self-Titled Debut Drops Oct. 12

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 recorded their self-titled debut at Nashville’s legendary Blackbird Studios over two weeks, all on [...]

Album Review: Trevor Alguire – “Now Before Us” – (Trevor Alguire/SOCAN)

Album Review: Trevor Alguire – “Now Before Us” – (Trevor Alguire/SOCAN)

The former frontman for Mercury Pickup, Alguire has a vocal style that’s relaxed yet dominant, akin to Greg Keelor and Declan McGarry. Now Before Us, his third solo album, is a stripped-down, squeaky clean production with some very enjoyable moments; unfortunately, those moments are too few and far between. Algure has beginnings down pat (many [...]

Stax Records to Release Stevie Ray Vaughn/Albert King CD/DVD Nov. 6

Stax Records to Release Stevie Ray Vaughn/Albert King CD/DVD Nov. 6

Where were you on December 6, 1983? Some of you may not have been born yet, but that’s ok. You’re here now and that’s all that matters. On that date, blues guitar legends Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan were on a Canadian sound stage for the live music television series In Session. The video [...]

Q&A with Calexico’s Joey Burns – Tripping on the Esthetic Sidewalk

Q&A with Calexico’s Joey Burns – Tripping on the Esthetic Sidewalk

Calexico is fast becoming a household name, and for good reason. Joey Burns and John Convertino have committed over a decade to writing and touring as a kick-ass band with a better-than Spaghetti Western vibe. After our chat, Joey seemed much more like the makings of a young Plato than merely a dude with a [...]

Album Review: Justin Rutledge – “The Early Widows” – (Six Shooter)

Album Review: Justin Rutledge – “The Early Widows” – (Six Shooter)

By Luke Winkie Justin Rutledge is a fragile soul, his voice is lachrymose, his romances are soured, and more often than not he blames himself. His music is slow, oven-baked and warm -– but warm in the melancholic resigned way, his music isn’t expelling demons, and it’s him coming to terms with them; usually with [...]