Michelle Malone discusses the steady decline in recording music income and recalls playing drums in her first band.
Larkin Poe passed through Dallas last night and served up a fiery performance of blues-based rock and roll. The group is on the verge of releasing a new album – Venom & Faith – this Friday. They previewed several songs from said album along with some choice covers. And speaking of covers, the group has […]
New Orleans artist Brother Dege describes his band’s frugal touring strategies, some colorful day jobs and overcoming shaky hands at his first gig.
You can take the boy out of Boston but you can’t take Boston out of the boy… Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox for a tremendous season and an epic World Series victory.
Some may have recognized the guitarist who joined Slaid Cleaves on last week’s Monday Morning Video. Scrappy Jud Newcomb is something of an Austin institution, an impressive guitar-slinger who has played with countless Austin artists and bands. Left to his own devices, he is also an accomplished songwriter and solo artist. Can in point is […]
There are worse ways to start the week than with a drinking tune. Brooklyn-based Leland Sundries unleash a fun one with “If You’re Gonna Drive, I’m Gonna Drink” a digital single scheduled for release this Friday (with an equally entertaining cowboy folk song cover as the b-side). The song is a welcome addition to the […]
Polite Conversation, Cut Throat Finches (from the Hand Drawn Records release Polite Conversation) The best music offers a thoughtful, and often marked, point of view. In that context, the Cut Throat Finches latest hits pretty hard, lambasting the social upheaval that grips our world today. The make their point quite clearly on “New Age,” the […]
There’s something special about seeing artists share a stage for a song swap. It becomes all the more magical when the artists are clearly enjoying themselves as much – if not more – than the audience in attendance. Such was the case when Twangville brought together Brent Best and Matthew Ryan for a special house […]
Seeing Lucero live is always a good time. The band’s sets are freewheeling, guitar-driven and electrifying. Here’s a vintage performance from 2004, filled with Lucero classics like “Nights Like These”, “Drink ‘Til We’re Gone”, “Tonight Ain’t Gonna Be Good” and “Ain’t So Lonely.”
As a newbie to AMERICANAFEST I have to say that looking at the schedule beforehand I was a bit overwhelmed. Throw in the fact that it had been about 10 years since I’d been to Nashville and that made it even more so. But once I got there and settled into the pace and learned […]