Posts Tagged ‘Awaiting The Flood’

Interview/Live Review: Kill County — @ Trophy’s in Austin, TX

Interview/Live Review: Kill County — @ Trophy’s in Austin, TX

For a truly unique take on folk and country music, look no further than Kill County. The band recently brought their minimalist old-school roots sound on a mini-tour to Texas, playing a series of shows around the Austin area. I sat down with the band’s vocalist/banjo player, known only as Ringo, vocalists/guitarist Josh James, and […]

Live Review: Reptar & Hello Ocho @ Star Bar – Atlanta, GA – 2/17/11

Live Review: Reptar & Hello Ocho @ Star Bar – Atlanta, GA – 2/17/11

I am not sure what I expect every time I attend a show in the indie scene because the crowd never changes. Kids running around with fake IDs in their pockets while relishing their parents’ absence, local scenesters ten years their senior taking advantage of a free show, and a few well-dressed guys that heard […]

Album Review: Over the Rhine – “The Long Surrender” – (Great Speckled Dog)

Album Review: Over the Rhine – “The Long Surrender” – (Great Speckled Dog)

Karin Bergquist (half of the husband/wife duo at the core of Over the Rhine since 1991) could sing a grocery list and make it compelling, so just imagine her smoldering vocals and unique phrasing on such lines as “I sing the bebop apocalypse/Lean into you, God’s hands on my hips/Grip the midnight microphone/Steel every cell […]

Bonnaroo 2011 Lineup Announced (ver. X.O)

Bonnaroo 2011 Lineup Announced (ver. X.O)

Yes, Conan, it is fun to say. Bonnarooooo! Here are some of the acts we’re excited about: The Black Keys – Buffalo Springfield – My Morning Jacket – Robert Plant & Band of Joy – Mumford & Sons – The Decemberists – Ray Lamontagne – Dr. John and The Original Meters – Alison Krauss & […]

Catching Up With: Jake Mann + The Upper Hand — “Parallel South” (Crossbill)

Catching Up With: Jake Mann + The Upper Hand — “Parallel South” (Crossbill)

San-Francisco based Jake Mann + The Upper Hand‘s Parallel South, released January 18th, is the band’s latest since 2007’s Daytime Ghost. The Sacramento News described Daytime Ghost as “a cornucopia of sonic film footage”. Here the footage includes Bay Area bluffs shrouded in mist, abandoned, haunting skeletons of WWII bunkers and factories, hawks sailing on […]

Video of the Week: Tape Deck Mountain – “It Goes Down”

Video of the Week: Tape Deck Mountain – “It Goes Down”

Low budget. Lo-Fi. Trippy. Neo-Retro. Artistic. We love it. For those of you who grew up by the ocean (Remember those beach parties? We don’t either) you’ll be cast back to your college days of Budweiser tallboys (in a can of course!), bongs and trippy music. But of course TDM is so much more than […]

53rd Annual Grammy Award Nominees — Our Picks: How’d We Do? Not So Well

53rd Annual Grammy Award Nominees — Our Picks: How’d We Do? Not So Well

In case you hadn’t noticed (or you’re just not into award ceremonies altogether), here is most of the official and exhaustive list of the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Award nominees. (Broadcast on CBS this Sunday, 8pm ET). We omitted categories in which we were unfamiliar with the nominees (Classical, Latin, Chamber Music, Opera, Rap, etc.). We […]

Video of the Week Double Shot: Little Tybee — “History” (Paper Garden)

Video of the Week Double Shot: Little Tybee — “History” (Paper Garden)

We know, we know, TWO “Video of the Week” features in the same week? And from the same band? Yes, it’s a first for us and we never thought we’d do this, but Little Tybee is casting quite a spell on us with their progressive folk/classical/latin grooviness. We think you’ll be mesmerized too, once you […]

Video of the Week: Little Tybee — “Nero”

Video of the Week: Little Tybee — “Nero”

Slated for appearances at this year’s SXSW in Austin, TX, these Georgia darlings and local Atlanta favorites known as Little Tybee seem to be hitting their stride. At the core of each of their songs is the creative mind of vocalist/guitarist/pianist Brock Scott alongside eight-string guitarist Josh Martin, violinist Nirvana Kelly, bassist Ryan Donald, and […]

Album Review: Amos Lee — “Mission Bell” — (Blue Note)

Album Review: Amos Lee — “Mission Bell” — (Blue Note)

Amos Lee is one of those rare artists possessing both a soulful and a gifted voice. Nothing against Lucinda Williams and Willie Nelson (two of our very favorites), but when engaged in duets with Lee (which they are on Mission Bell) their vocals pale in comparison — he’s just that good. Lee sets the tone […]

Those Darlins Sneak Peek: “Be Your Bro”

Those Darlins Sneak Peek: “Be Your Bro”

Evolution is a good thing, especially for Those Darlins: new website, new album out in March, new singles out next week, new attitude. We’ve known for a while their next record would focus on a more garage-punk sound, and the first single (“Be Your Bro”) off the new album, Screws Get Loose, proves it. Comparisons […]

Video of the Week: Charlene Kaye & The Brilliant Eyes

Video of the Week: Charlene Kaye & The Brilliant Eyes

Our ears perked up when we heard Charlene Kaye singing “Mad Tom of Bedlam,” from her 2010 EP Charlene Kaye & The Brilliant Eyes. And then we saw the video. Yowza! Check out this jazzy, swingin’, rockin’ group for yourself, fronted by the effervescent, golden-throated multi-instrumentalist Kaye. So, Who Is CHARLENE KAYE? Here’s an excerpt […]

Album Review: Kill County – “The Year of Getting By”

Album Review: Kill County – “The Year of Getting By”

It doesn’t get much more “stripped down” than Kill County, from the sparse arrangements to the creaking chairs and boots scraping on wooden floors in the quiet song intros. The Year of Getting By, the band’s second release, was recorded in two weeks at a friend’s house in Lincoln, Nebraska, and is a minimalist work […]

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 […]