Posts Tagged ‘rock’

SxSW 2010 DAY THREE

SxSW 2010 DAY THREE

also see: DAY ONE | DAY TWO | DAY THREE | DAY FOUR As I blog about last night’s SxSW shows, it is 43 degrees, windy, gray and rainy outside.  Forty-three degrees? I thought this was supposed to be Texas!  I’m thinking I’m going to cover lots of indoor shows tonight. I spent much of […]

The 2010 Lilith Fair Lineup is Kind of Awesome.

The 2010 Lilith Fair Lineup is Kind of Awesome.

Remember Lilith Fair? The Sarah McLachlan-curated touring festival/gathering of womanly vibes that took America by storm in the ’90s? Well, it’s back. And we’re excited. The festival, which includes female artists from the rock, pop, country, folk, hip-hop and R&B worlds coming together, announced their initial lineup this week, and there are plenty of CMP-approved […]

Alt-country’s Farmer Jason earns second Emmy nod

Alt-country’s Farmer Jason earns second Emmy nod

Alt-country legend and 30 year entertainment industry veteran Jason Ringenberg, or Farmer Jason, as he’s known to his fans, earned his second Emmy nomination for Best Children’s Program Mid South Region recently. The nominations were announced at a BMI reception in Nashville late November. “I am humbled and honored to receive another Emmy nomination,” Ringenberg […]

Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses “Roadhouse Sun” Lost Highway

Ryan Bingham & the Dead Horses “Roadhouse Sun” Lost Highway

With the addition of his new backing band, Ryan Bingham’s new release has a much more full sound than it’s predecessor, “Mescalito.”  The Dead Horses sound like a good bar band should, and they give this album much more energy.  At times, it almost feels like a live recording. Lyrically, “Roadhouse Sun” finds Bingham trying […]

The Band of Heathens “One Foot in the Ether” BOH Records

The Band of Heathens “One Foot in the Ether” BOH Records

How do you follow a debut album that hit No. 1 on both U.S. and Euro Americana radio? If you’re Austin’s The Band of Heathens you change the formula. While their eponymous debut was more on the acoustic side of things, “One Foot in the Ether” is a plugged-in rock record. This is a band […]

Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ “The Great American Bubble Factory” Vintage Earth/Thirty Tigers

Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ “The Great American Bubble Factory” Vintage Earth/Thirty Tigers

From the title, it’s a little hard to know what to expect from Drivin’ N’ Cryin’s first album in 12 years, but opener “Detroit City,” makes it clear they still like to turn it up, with front man Kevn Kinney sounding a bit like Bon Scott. Paying tribute to Detroit, referencing local bands like MC5 […]

Lynyrd Skynyrd GODS & GUNS to be released September 29

Lynyrd Skynyrd GODS & GUNS to be released September 29

With their first set of new studio material since 2003’s Vicious Cycle, legendary rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd returns with God & Guns, due out September 29 on Loud & Proud / Roadrunner Records. Recorded in Nashville in 2008-2009 with noted rock producer Bob Marlette, input from guitarist John 5, and a wealth of material written […]

Dearestazazel "Be Mine" One Eleven Records

Dearestazazel "Be Mine" One Eleven Records

by Daniel Norwood When I first encountered this band I was a bit shocked. The singer was a very tall thin man, and the rest of the band kind of looked like they should of been in a southern rock or much heavier band. Then much to my amazement, the show started and I was […]

Reverend Horton Heat with Nashville Pussy and Reckless Kelly – The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC

by Joseph Scott They all looked like Sarah Palin. That’s the first thing I noticed at the Reverend Horton Heat, Nashville Pussy, Reckless Kelly show at Asheville’s venerable Orange Peel wednesday night. All the psychobilly girls there to see the show looked like tatted up, heavily pierced Sarah Palins. The hair. The glasses. The social […]

Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music)

Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music)

by Tim Rynders Country Music Pride: How have the first few shows gone? Does it feel like you never stopped playing as HWM or does it feel like a distant dream? Chuck Ragan: They’ve gone and felt absolutely incredible.  The friends, fans and general turnout has been overwhelming and it’s just been everything and more […]