Posts Tagged ‘Awaiting The Flood’

Video Premier: “Seven Sisters” by Bastard Lovechild of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Video Premier: “Seven Sisters” by Bastard Lovechild of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Florida band Bastard Lovechild of Rock ‘n’ Roll (BLORR) made our Best of 2010 list with their debut EP, Bim Bom. Honestly, it’d been a long time since we’d heard anything that rocked this hard and had so much soul and literary depth — and some damn fine bossa nova breaks, too! So, imagine our […]

Album Review: The Essential Highwaymen – (Columbia)

Album Review: The Essential Highwaymen – (Columbia)

Four Big Guns If one were to parse the entire pantheon of country music heroes for a quartet that embodies all that is great and good in country music, it would be hard to imagine a line-up more epic than Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson. It was with this notion in […]

Preview entire Amos Lee LP, Mission Bell until Jan 25

Preview entire Amos Lee LP, Mission Bell until Jan 25

“Soulful vocals and vivid, narrative-driven lyrics mixing folk, pop, R&B, rock, gospel, blues and country influences. [Amos’] skills, fused with those of Joey Burns and Convertino, spark the perfect synergy on lead single, ‘Windows Are Rolled Down’.” — Billboard Head over to MSN to preview Amos Lee’s lates LP Mission Bell in its entirety via […]

EP Review: Crooks – “Lonesome, Rowdy and Restless”

EP Review: Crooks – “Lonesome, Rowdy and Restless”

There’s nothing quite like a classic high lonesome sound to get straight to the heart of every country and roots music fan, especially when it’s done right and with honest emotion. This Austin, TX, four-piece sure got it right. A follow-up to 2008’s full-length, self-titled album (and a precursor to this year’s second full-length), “Lonesome, […]

“So I Want Out” – Booty Shakin’ from Junior League Band

“So I Want Out” – Booty Shakin’ from Junior League Band

Junior League Band‘s Jelly Roll made our Top 20-Something of 2010 for good reason. We were hit immediately with lead singer Lissy Rosemont’s distinctive and seductive voice, her jammin’ banjo licks and the band’s tight grooves. We love Jelly Roll because it takes some chances and breaks new ground while remaining true to blues, jazz, […]

Bob Dylan Signs Six-Book Deal

Bob Dylan Signs Six-Book Deal

Bob Dylan has signed a six-book deal with Simon & Schuster, according to Crain’s New York Business, encompassing two sequels to his acclaimed 2004 book Chronicles: Volume One as well as another book based on dialogue from his Sirius/XM radio show Theme Time Radio Hour. It’s unclear what the other three books are going to […]

Interview: (Way More Than) 12 Questions With Kate Jacobs

Interview: (Way More Than) 12 Questions With Kate Jacobs

If Kate Jacobs has learned one thing, it’s patience. Her latest release, Home Game (Small Pond Records), is her fifth full-length and comes seven years after her previous effort, 2004’s You Call That Dark. In that span she’s taken time off from recording and touring to raise a family while continuing to write the same […]

Cowboy Junkies Announce Vic Chesnutt Tribute Album

Cowboy Junkies Announce Vic Chesnutt Tribute Album

Canadian alt-country band Cowboy Junkies will release Demons (Proper Records), the second album in their four-volume Nomad Series (an idea the band had “born in the tumult of a perfect storm of ideas, influences, inspirations and timing”), on February 14. A collection of songs by the late Vic Chesnutt, Demons is described by Michael Timmins […]

Smith Westerns’ New LP Drops Jan. 18

Smith Westerns’ New LP Drops Jan. 18

Chicago’s Smith Westerns will release its sophomore LP, Dye It Blonde (Fat Possum) on Jan. 18. Produced by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, !!!, TVOTR, Beach House) in NYC. The band perked ears with its self-titled debut, originally released in 2009 via the Chicago label HoZac while all of the band members were still enrolled […]

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 […]

Fiddly Bits: Woody Pines, Foot-Stompin’ Good Times

Fiddly Bits: Woody Pines, Foot-Stompin’ Good Times

Be it Viper Jazz, Ragtime, or Country Blues, Asheville’s own Woody Pines (led by frontman Jonathan Woods) plays old-time, foot-stompin’ good music. The band — Woods on guitar, banjo, harmonica and lead vocals, Zack Pozebanchuk on upright bass, Nathan Taylor on drums, and Darin Gentry on fiddle — epitomizes the swinging ragtime and country sound […]

(Way More Than) 12 Questions with Larry Keel

(Way More Than) 12 Questions with Larry Keel

By Lindsey Grossman Alt-grass legend and flatpicking guitar genius Larry Keel has been a busy guy this year. Keel launched a new website, Fishin’ and Pickin’, as well as a facelift of LarryKeel.com, complete with new music releases and daily fishing reports. Keel played a full summer schedule, hitting the biggest and best festivals and […]

Giveaway: Signed John Prine CD!

Giveaway: Signed John Prine CD!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Mr. Cannon, the lucky fan who won the signed John Prine CD. Enjoy, Steve! Hey all you Prineites out there (yes, we’re all about inventing music-fan nomenclature) this is it. We’re giving away a copy of John Prine’s latest CD, the live compilation John Prine In Person & On Stage signed by […]

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 […]