Hayes Carll Vinyl Giveaway!


A few months ago, we took an initial look at the latest record from Hayes Carll, KMAG YOYO (And Other American Stories), and decided that yes, it was worth having and was indeed a good record, but wasn’t the greatest record of Carll’s young career. Well, a few months later, those feelings haven’t necessarily changed, […] more »


Battle of the Bands: Truth & Salvage Co. vs. The Dustin Bentall Outfit

SPECIAL GIVEAWAY SERIES! As a way of saying thanks for being a part of Twangville we’re reaching into our archives to offer up some free music. To do this we’re going to have an old-school “battle of the bands” promotion where you watch a video from two different bands and pick a winner. Maybe you’ll […] more »


Win Big: Unbelievable Johnny Cash Prize Package


An original demo of “I Walk the Line.” Early recordings with Sam Phillips. A solo acoustic version of Leadbelly’s “Goodnight Irene.” If one every wanted to understand why Johnny Cash is a legend, this collection of 57 tracks from speaks volumes. Cash had a voice that commanded authority. The demos captured here – more than […] more »


Win Big: The Old 97′s Visit The Grand Theatre

So the Old 97s are back with another alt country gem (see Kelly’s take here). To celebrate the new release, we are giving away a copy of The Grand Theatre, Volume One. Here’s how to win: Earlier this year, the band released a 4-song ep of cover tunes called Mimeograph (see the Twangville review here). […] more »


Listen Up & Win Big: Matthew Ryan


As good as last year’s electric Dear Lover was, this year’s acoustic companion is even better. The sparse arrangements showcase the tenderness and vulnerability of Ryan’s lyrics without losing any of the intensity. The hushed whisper of “The World Is” illuminates the songs frailty, making Ryan’s quiet optimism that much more evocative. “The world is […] more »


Kiss This! Kissaway Trail GIVEAWAY!

The Kissaway Interview – NYC from Ryan & Rob on Vimeo. Hailing from Denmark, the guys of The Kissaway Trail , have put together an insanely rocking record that is catchy without sacrificing substance. Recently released here in the U.S., Sleep Mountain, contains gems that burst with an energy that will likely bring to mind […] more »


The Rock Hall in 2011: Your Recommendations

Hats off to fans of the late Johnny Maestro for their overwhelming response and thanks to everyone who participated in our Rock Hall Nominations discussion. Judging from your responses, there is a strong feeling that progressive and glam rock are overdue for recognition by the Hall. Here are your nominations: Johnny Maestro – Maestro, lead […] more »


Who Should The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induct in 2011?

I finally got around to watching the broadcast from last week’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2010 inductions. The ceremony — honoring inductees ABBA, Genesis, Jimmy Cliff, The Hollies and Iggy Pop & Stooges — was, well, rather tame. Even Iggy Pop, in fine Stooges form, struggled to get a reaction from the crowd. […] more »


Win Big: Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Friends

Last week we profiled the recent tribute to New Orleans’ Preservation Hall. Recorded over the past year in New Orleans historic landmark, the album features the legendary jazz band performing with artists ranging from Tom Waits to Jason Isbell to Brandi Carlile. Did I say win big? I meant really big. Thanks to our friends […] more »


Win Big: Elvis Costello’s Spectacle

Costello LaMontagne and Lowe

If you haven’t been watching the second season of Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… on the Sundance Channel, you’ve been missing some incredible music television. A storied songwriter in his own right, Costello is able to speak as a peer with a diverse range of musical guests. He deftly explores their musical history and approach to […] more »


A Wrinkle Neck Mules Giveaway + Desktop Wallpaper


Earlier this month devoted Twangville readers read Chip’s review of the new Wrinkle Neck Mules album, ‘Let the Lead Fly’. Rather than double the love with a review I’ll just say that it’s another consistently great album from one of Richmond’s finest. Instead, I’m offering up a custom designed desktop wallpaper for download by yours […] more »


Win Big: The Beatles

The Beatles

It’s a give-away throwdown here on Twangville this week. Lucero versus, well, the Beatles. To celebrate the recent re-mastered Beatles catalogue, EMI is offering one lucky Twangville reader this special Beatles lithograph. more »


Lucero- 1372 Overton Park, GIVEAWAY!

Critics often throw around the title “best American rock band”, usually in relation to outfits like the Drive-By Truckers, My Morning Jacket, or Wilco.  Who am I to disappoint?  So I’ll say it, 1372 Overton Park is Lucero’s entrance into that league.  It’s a straight up American rock and roll classic and I dare you […] more »


Win Big: Rosanne Cash

Field Notes

It is hard to top the story behind Rosanne Cash‘s latest release entitled The List. Her father, the legendary Johnny Cash, was concerned that a young Rosanne wasn’t connecting with the rich country music heritage. So he made her a list. more »


Win Big: Signed Bloodshot Records Poster

Bloodshot Records Beer-B-Q

The Bloodshot Records day party is a traditional highlight of every SXSW. Held behind the Yard Dog Folk Art Gallery in Austin Texas, it is a relaxed afternoon of filled with beer, food, merriment and, of course, great music. To celebrate their 15th anniversary, the folks at Bloodshot decided to take that experience on the […] more »


Matthew Ryan benefit for John Anderson