You picked BAND OF HEATHENS, Duende is your favorite new release for the week of January 6, 2016. Poll Results New Releases Did we miss something? If you feel a new release is missing from our current poll, please let us know in the comments. Readers’ Tops Winter 2017 BAND OF HEATHENS, Duende (9) INFAMOUS STRINGDUSTERS, […]
“If it’s in a Susto song, then it really happened” says lead singer/songwriter Justin Osborne during our recent chat about the band’s new record & I’m Fine Today. “I mean, unless it’s something like our Jesus Christ beach song.” Although, I guess they could be hanging with Jesus, or some other entity with songs such […]
One of my favorite things about seeing live shows (well, after the music) are the crazy comments that you hear along the way. Here are a few choice selections from fall/winter 2016. The glass breaking was perfect timing. Too bad it was in the wrong fucking key. David Ramirez, when someone dropped a glass on […]
Acoustic, country blues is one of the purest forms of Americana music. It also may be the most difficult to master. To capture the sound and spirit of a Robert Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt or Lightnin’ Hopkins takes tremendous musicianship and a feel for the music that few artists possess. But Cary Morin, a Crow tribal […]
What’s better than some Al Green to start the week? How about Al Green covering Sam Cooke. It doesn’t get much better.
It wasn’t much of a contest, but it’s early in the year. DROPKICK MURPHYS, 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory runs unopposed and is your favorite for the week of January 6, 2016. Poll Results New Releases Did we miss something? If you feel a new release is missing from our current poll, please […]
I appreciate the sentiment behind the saying, “you can’t go home again” and it’s nod to life not standing still. Sometimes, when you want to take a step back from all the changes, home is just where you want to go, though. Brothers Dallas and Travis Good, and their Sadies bandmates Sean Dean and Mike […]
If the albums scheduled for release over the next few months are any indication, we’re in for a fine year of music. Here are just a few forthcoming long-players that we’re highly anticipating. MOUNT RENRAW by OTIS GIBBS (13 January on Wanamaker Recording Company) Otis Gibbs is one of the most thoughtful songwriters in Americana, […]
This week marks the one year anniversary since we lost David Bowie. Here’s Glen Hansard offering two tributes, the first is a bedroom version of “Ashes to Ashes,” the second is a performance of “Golden Years” from a tribute concert that took place shortly after Bowie’s death.
Official Twangville Best New Album of 2016: LYDIA LOVELESS, Real It’s official. The Twangville pick for Best New Album of 2016 is Real by Columbus, Ohio’s very own Lydia Loveless. This list combines best of year picks from our Twangville authors plus the Readers’ Tops which you helped us create. Congrats to all the finalists. […]