Posts Tagged ‘Awaiting The Flood’

Elvis Costello: “National Ransom” Official Trailer

Elvis Costello: “National Ransom” Official Trailer

Elvis Costello has once again teamed up with producer T. Bone Burnett and the Sugarcanes, including Pete Thomas on drums and Jim Lauderdale — the best hair in Nashville, besides Marty Stuart — on guitar and harmony vocals. So, why review his latest album when we can just let the man, the legend, the artist, […]

Charlie Louvin: The Battles Rage On

Charlie Louvin: The Battles Rage On

New Album The Battles Rage On — Interview with the Legend Himself — Music Video for “Weapon of Prayer” A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and the longest living member of the Grand Old Opry, Charlie Louvin is a true legend of country music. His work has influenced The Beatles, Gram Parsons, […]

Album Review: Led to Sea – “Into the Darkening Sky” – (Eleven Records)

Album Review: Led to Sea – “Into the Darkening Sky” – (Eleven Records)

From the opening pizzicato notes of “Dark Like Night,” Seattle-based violist/vocalist L. Alex Guy (Led to Sea is her solo project) guides us to a very organic world full of icy skies, rocky shores, rust, forests, and mountain streams heeding the the ocean’s call. Guy’s vocals are captivating — and she plays a mean glockenspiel. […]

Happy Birthday Johnny, Joni and Nick!

Happy Birthday Johnny, Joni and Nick!

Born on this date, November 7: Johnny Rivers (born John Henry Ramistella) — 1942, NYC. Best known for “Secret Agent Man,” we dug up this cover of Al Wilson’s “The Snake” with some groovy go-go dancers in the background. Joni Mitchell (born Roberta Joan Anderson) — 1943, Alberta Canada. Arguably one of the greatest songwriters […]

Sarah Jarosz Releases “The New 45” – Austin City Limits Preview

Sarah Jarosz Releases “The New 45” – Austin City Limits Preview

Since the release of her 2009 debut record Song Up In Her Head, 19-year-old Sarah Jarosz has firmly established herself as one of the most talented and exciting young musicians in the diverse world of Americana music. In the past year, she has played Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, performed on A Prairie […]

Live Review: Lucha VaVOOM – The Mayan Theatre, LA – 10/28/10

Live Review: Lucha VaVOOM – The Mayan Theatre, LA – 10/28/10

“Don’t get hit in the head with a chair” and “Be sure to say your prayers before you go to bed tonight” are the only words of advice I am offered before I venture up the traffic infested 5 freeway to see Lucha VaVOOM at the Mayan Theatre in LA. I don’t quite know what […]

Conan O’Brien & Jack White on Upcoming Live Album

Conan O’Brien & Jack White on Upcoming Live Album

Conan O’Brien’s “Polk Salad Annie” is bullshit! Umm…that’s not us, that’s from the man himself. Never mind that original songwriter Tony Joe White got the name wrong — it’s actually poke salet, as in pokeweed and the 14th century English spelling of salad. But who cares; Southerners sure don’t. Nevertheless, Conan’s live version actually rocks […]

Bela Lugosi’s Dead — UNDEAD!

Bela Lugosi’s Dead — UNDEAD!

You cannot look away! LOOK HERE! Stay in the Halloween spirit with this classic bit of dreamy goth rock from Bauhaus. (Bevare . . . take care.)

Album Review: Sonny & The Sunsets – “Tomorrow Is Alright” – (Fat Possum)

Album Review: Sonny & The Sunsets – “Tomorrow Is Alright” – (Fat Possum)

If Lou Reed had lived in California, worked in a surf shop and smoked weed instead of bopping his crazy ass around NYC shooting heroin, he would have formed Sonny & The Sunsets instead of Velvet Underground. Honestly, we’re glad this did not occur, but you get the idea. Sonny Smith, the frontman of this […]

Sweeeeet! Sugarland’s “The Incredible Machine” Roaring up the Charts

Sweeeeet! Sugarland’s “The Incredible Machine” Roaring up the Charts

Sugarland’s The Incredible Machine at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 & Country Album Charts NASHVILLE, TN – Mercury Nashville duo Sugarland and their fourth album The Incredible Machine debuts at #1 this week on both Billboard’s Top 200 all-genre chart and the current country chart with sales of more than 202K, besting releases by Kings […]

Ponderosa Stomp, Day Two: More Stompin’ through History

Ponderosa Stomp, Day Two: More Stompin’ through History

STOMPIN’ THROUGH HISTORY: The Ponderosa Stomp and America’s Musical Legacy Day Two As the second night of America’s premier annual roots music festival, The Ponderosa Stomp, kicks off at the House of Blues in New Orleans, I am excited by two things. First is the Stomp’s line-up itself. While Day One focused strongly on Cajun, […]

Album Review: Railroad Earth – “Railroad Earth” – (One Haven)

Album Review: Railroad Earth – “Railroad Earth” – (One Haven)

By Brian Lightfoot Railroad Earth’s self-titled release is a comfortable and confident layering of Southern rock, country and bluegrass. It is an undeniably American record with very naturally performed and recorded songs. Mixtures of sparkly acoustic instruments and twangy-to-growling telecaster tones matched with driving drum beats, semi-bluegrass bits, and some surprisingly funk- and rock-driven rhythms […]

Album Review: Jandek – “Toronto Sunday” – (Corwood)

Album Review: Jandek – “Toronto Sunday” – (Corwood)

By Luke Winkie Ever since Jandek made his ever-so-precarious crawl from utterly unknown, near mythical status to somewhat unknown, somewhat mythical status (on the back of a small handful of previously unheard-of live shows each year since 2005) his presence and insanely-engaging mystery has become somewhat of a commodity. Documentaries have been made, shows have […]

Matthew McConaughey Directs Debut Music Video for Jamey Johnson’s “Playing the Part”

Matthew McConaughey Directs Debut Music Video for Jamey Johnson’s “Playing the Part”

Alright alright alright. We were dazed — and a bit confused — when we learned McConaughey directed a music video for his bud Jamey Johnson. Shot in Los Angeles in late September, it’s the first music video ever directed by McConaughey and the first video from Johnson’s 25-song double album, The Guitar Song, which debuted […]