Posts Tagged ‘rock’

Heartless Bastards: “Parted Ways” Video, New Album “Arrow”

Heartless Bastards: “Parted Ways” Video, New Album “Arrow”

New single, “Parted Ways,” from Heartless Bastards’ stirring and powerful new album “Arrow.”

Album Review: NRBQ – “Keep This Love Goin'” – (Clang!)

Album Review: NRBQ – “Keep This Love Goin'” – (Clang!)

Summer is here and NRBQ is back; that’s cause for celebration on both counts. Well known for unusual musical pairings and rollicking live shows, the band is better and looser than ever: Who else would adapt Tchaikovsky’s “Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor” to a loping country song? That’s exactly what keyboardist/frontman Terry Adams […]

Album review of Old Californio: Sundrunk Angels

Album review of Old Californio: Sundrunk Angels

Set to drop July 19, 2011, Old Californio’s Sundrunk Angels is the third studio album from the Pasadena, California quintet. Their sound is an eclectic blend of country, rock, folk, and psychedelic rock that is reminiscent of bands like the Grateful Dead, New Riders of the Purple Sage, and Gram Parsons Flying Burritos. The label […]

Next up from The Mountain Goats: All Eternals Deck

Next up from The Mountain Goats: All Eternals Deck

John Darnielle, the main brains behind The Mountain Goats, has been doing his thing for awhile now. 1991, to be precise. His expertise definitely shows on his latest release All Eternals Deck (named after an apocryphal tarot card set), with Peter Hughes on bass and Jon Wurster (Superchunk) on drums. An ode to all that […]

Premier Video: “Flower” by Amos Lee

Premier Video: “Flower” by Amos Lee

“Flower” is the latest single from Amos Lee‘s critically acclaimed new album, Mission Bell, which we reviewed HERE back in February. We also covered his recent show in Atlanta, which you can read about HERE. The song is a beauty, and the video’s paper animation is worth seeing. Enjoy!

Live Review: Amos Lee – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA

Live Review: Amos Lee – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA

In horn-rimmed glasses and a scruffy beard, Amos Lee looked more like the “cool” young English professor you had in college than a singer-songwriter with a number one album, Mission Bell. The academic look was fitting, actually, because on a recent Saturday night at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, GA, Lee gave a master class in […]

Live Review: Buried Beds, Fake Problems, Murder By Death @ The Earl, Atlanta, GA 3/8/11

Live Review: Buried Beds, Fake Problems, Murder By Death @ The Earl, Atlanta, GA 3/8/11

Earlier this month Buried Beds graced the stage at The Earl here in Atlanta while on tour promoting their recent release Tremble The Sails, which I recently reviewed here. I rarely make it to a show early enough to catch the opener, although after spending two weeks studying this album, I would have recommend arriving […]

Album Review: Buried Beds – “Tremble The Sails”

Album Review: Buried Beds – “Tremble The Sails”

Over the past few years the airwaves have been flooded with indie rock duets. The partition keeping the distinctive qualities of each act apart has blurred as the indie-folk genre has become increasingly popular amongst television commercials. I find with many of these duets, the band creates an intriguing sound that is worthy of a […]

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 […]

“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, […]

(Way More Than) 12 Questions with Lissy Rosemont of Junior League Band

(Way More Than) 12 Questions with Lissy Rosemont of Junior League Band

The Junior League Band, fronted by Georgia native and current D.C. resident Lissy Rosemont, releases Jelly Roll, their third full-length album, this Friday. The title conjures thoughts of New Orleans, old-time Delta blues, Jelly Roll Morton, sex, and rolling on the kitchen floor with your lover. Sounds like a party! Jelly Roll is a raucous […]

Derek Hoke – Goodbye Rock ‘N’ Roll (Electric Western Records)

Derek Hoke – Goodbye Rock ‘N’ Roll (Electric Western Records)

Like any good realist, Derek Hoke knows you can’t be a rocker forever — it’s painful to watch (e.g., The Stones, The Who, Aerosmith). But good country and roots artists — like whiskey and leather boots — only seem to get better with age. The title track opens this debut with a playfully bittersweet sayonara […]

Great American Taxi “Reckless Habits” Thirty Tigers

Great American Taxi “Reckless Habits” Thirty Tigers

Listening to the band’s second release, it is no wonder why Great American Taxi has become a favorite on the jam band circuit, and it’s not because they happen to be led by Leftover Salmon frontman Vince Herman (Although, I’m sure that doesn’t hurt.).  These guys play with skill and an infectious energy that deserves […]

SxSW 2010 DAY FOUR

SxSW 2010 DAY FOUR

also see: DAY ONE | DAY TWO | DAY THREE | DAY FOUR In a decade of SxSW adventures, I have never encountered a night as cold as Saturday.  To call it “unseasonable” does not begin to do it justice. The mercury dropped to 37 degrees, accented by a biting wind howling through the streets […]