Posts Tagged ‘song’

Song of the Summer (So Far)

Song of the Summer (So Far)

With the summer reaching the halfway point, it’s time we took a look at some of the best seasonal jams and eventually decide whose sonic cuisine reigns supreme. Things could very well change by September, but let’s take a look at the candidates so far. Kenny Chesney –– “Out Last Night” The obvious frontrunner. New […]

AA Bondy

AA Bondy

My musical taste buds have been watering quite some time for the likes of one such as A.A. Bondy; with a down-home heart break vibe that resonates to the marrow of my very bones and lyrics that fuse simple truths and quandaries of soul-searching ins and outs. I must have listened to his newest release, […]

The Boxmasters "Christmas Cheer" Vanguard

By Kyle McCraw Billy Bob Thornton and his new band have been busy this year, not only releasing a double disc debut, but also following with this Christmas album less six months later. And, even though a largely unheard of band releasing a Christmas album seems like a bad idea, there are some nice original […]

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals "Cardinology" Lost Highway

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals "Cardinology" Lost Highway

By Jeremy Climer Beginning with the release of Easy Tiger, Ryan Adams seemed to have learned to control his desire to release damn near every song he writes and put out a solid, cohesive record, and Cardinology is a continuation of that maturity. Perhaps it is the consistency of playing with The Cardinals and having […]

David Bazan – Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA

by Jason Jones As a devoted fan of David Bazan (Pedro the Lion, Headphones), I made the trip out to Pasadena on a Saturday night, just me and my Honda Accord. It had been awhile since I had gone solo to a show so I was a little hesitant at first, but the intimate setting […]

The Lynn Morris Band "Shape of a Tear" Rounder Records

The Lynn Morris Band "Shape of a Tear" Rounder Records

by Andy Warrener Hats off to Rounder Records for their release of The Lynn Morris Band’s “Shape of a Tear”. A finely crafted album full of Smoky Mountain, bluegrass music. They’re not your typical quartet, bass, banjo, mandolin, vocals. No, Lynn Morris is a musician who learned to sing and not a singer who learned […]

Drive-By Truckers & Hold Steady – Terminal 5, New York, NY

by Brad Tucker The Rock and Roll Means Well tour made its way through New York City on an extended stay this weekend. The Hold Steady and Drive-By Truckers co-headlined two shows at Terminal 5 in Manhattan. Two sets of relatively disparate fans showed up for each show, and mutual respect was in the air. […]

Cold War Kids "Loyalty to Loyalty" Downtown Records

Cold War Kids "Loyalty to Loyalty" Downtown Records

by J. Raines Atop the Mulberry Street Ristorante in Fullerton, CA, there lies a very cozy apartment. Up above in that apartment years ago there was often heard the sound of stomping, of clinging tambourines and cymbals, of piano ballads and jangely guitars. This was the birth place of Cold War Kids, and they kept […]

BEN KWELLER – San Francisco, CA

by Jody Mason Ben Kweller Takes on San Francisco Ben Kweller returned to his place of birth Sunday, October 5, to play the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park. The 27-year old drew a huge audience of all ages with fiery, Dylan-esque songs like “Fight” and “This is War”, stomping with the beat […]

Dolly Parton "Shinola" – video

Check out Dolly Parton’s new video for the country legend’s new song, ‘Shinola,’ from her ‘Backwoods Barbie’ CD. And also, be on the look out for a special Dolly Parton contest in the near future. Check back frequently so you don’t miss it!

In the Footsteps of the Snowman: A Jerry Reed Retrospective

“Atlanta to Texarkana and back in twenty eight hours? That ain’t never been done before.” – Cledus Snow (The Snowman), Smokey and the Bandit In 1977, Smokey and the Bandit exploded on to movie screens across the country. While the focus of the film was unquestionably Burt Reynold’s good-hearted rogue, the Bandit, moviegoers were equally […]

Mike Seeger – "Last Known Interview"

Mike Seeger – "Last Known Interview"

The Vine of American music grew slowly at first. Traditions were passed down from person to person. Music and musicians were relatively isolated, unique to each region. This slowly shifted as people arrived here from a wider range of countries, settled more of the country. The advent and growth of recording, radio and the Internet, […]

Bonnie “Prince” Billy “Lie Down in the Light” Drag City

Bonnie “Prince” Billy “Lie Down in the Light” Drag City

by Jesse Hill Will Oldham. The haunting, Appalachian shapeshifter: father, mother, son, daughter, minstrel, lumberjack, monster, goat, snake, earth, water, wind, and fire. His prolific body of work weaves in and out of the eastern side of the mountain’s morning sunlight and the darkness of the deep, briar filled forest it borders. His innocence as […]

Vetiver “Thing of the Past” Gnomonsong

Vetiver “Thing of the Past” Gnomonsong

by Jesse Hill This is a covers record. However, unless you have spent hours in an attic filled with jars of pickled fairies, a chest full of Jesse James’s handkerchiefs, a library of leather-bound books on spells and sorcery, a locked cabinet rumored to be filled with American-Indian jewelry made of human parts, and a […]