Hoboken music scene veteran Jon Klages talks about a tour breakdown at a goat farm, an early job archiving music magazines, and the importance of musical collaborations.
Parker Millsap talks about retrieving a stolen tour van (and amp), ordering off-menu at Taco Bell, and what motivated him to build a career in music.
A recent conversation with some music friends was a welcome reminder of the greatness that is The Waterboys. Here are two favorites to start the week. First is the Waterboys performing “The Whole of the Moon” in Germany back in 2007. Second is The Waterboys’ Mike Scott and Steve Wickham joining James Maddock at New […]
They say alt-country is country music played with a punk aesthetic. Stephen Flatt has a slightly different idea; it’s southern rock with a bluegrass aesthetic. On his latest album, Cumberland Bones, Flatt leads with the Southern rock stories and anthemic, pump-your-fist sound. The bluegrass comes in via him recording this record not with a longstanding […]
The most indelible musical memory is the ubiquitous SXSW theme music that opened every event. That aside, here are some musical favorites from SXSW 2021 Sir Woman Wild Child’s Kelsey Wilson steped out with a beautifully soulful set that highlighted tracks from her debut EP. Wilson, accompanied by two background vocalists, an electric guitarist and […]
Memphis artist John Paul Keith talks about a memorable ordeal in an Arizona desert, and alphabetizing records, and living in a fertile musical city.
‘Cause some days you just wanna need to hear The Clash. Here’s “Career Opportunities” and “Train in Vain”.
Singer-songwriter Israel Nash discusses Ray Wylie Hubbard, turning down a lifetime laser tag membership, running a NYC children’s after-school program, and being dedicated to craft.
I’ve been digging into the greatness that is the Billy Bragg catalog lately and enjoyed being re-connected with these classics: “Levi Stubb’s Tears” and “Waiting For the Great Leap Forwards”.
America co-founder Gerry Beckley on nightly “rehearsals”, covering the Ventures, and his first (and last) day job.