Ticket Giveaway: Heartless Bastards at 3rd & Lindsley, Nashville, TN

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Hey guys, we’re giving a away a couple tickets to see Heartless Bastards perform at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville, TN on Friday, November 2nd! Heartless Bastards are one of the more tenured bands in the “Americana flood,” the genre movement that is blurring the lines between folk and rock and now producing rising buzz-bands [...]

Interview: Kelli Scarr talks life as a solo artist and her latest record, Danglin’ Teeth


Kelli Scarr’s experience in the music industry is nothing if not diverse: she penned an Emmy-nominated soundtrack for HBO’s documentary In A Dream, toured the world with Moby from 2009 to 2010 as a vocalist and opening act, and participated in NPR’s highly regarded series Project Song (a challenge to write a song in 48 [...]

Shovels & Rope – O’ Be Joyful

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  O’ Be Joyful is the second record from the married, boot-stomping folk duo, Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent. But it’s their first offering as Shovels & Rope—the newly established moniker actually taken from the title of their first record together. The album has been available for stream (as long as you are willing to [...]

‘Big Easy Express’ Showcases Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe On Railroad Tour, Out July 24th

Big Easy Express

It’s good to know that there are popular bands these days who don’t buy into the common notion that the keyboard, the looping machine, and the auto-tuner are the only tools for making relevant music in 2012. These folk-rock and bluegrass bands play music that conjures images of a time when the campfire was the venue [...]

Old 97s Announce Too Far To Care Anniversary Tour This Fall

Old 97s Too Far To Care

Having a commemorative birthday tour for a seminal album seems to have become a staple move for bands that make it past the ten-year mark these days. Andrew W.K. did it earlier this year for the 10th anniversary of I Get Wet and today Old 97s announced that they will be celebrating the 15 year anniversary [...]

Live Review: Tallest Man on Earth @ Hackney Empire, London


This being my first music gig at an all-seated venue, I was preparing myself to be utterly annoyed by not being able to jump about crazily as I got needlessly expensive beer spilled on my jacket. It was a rather surreal experience from the outset, actually – particularly when Mrs. Tallest Man On Earth took [...]

Have a Listen: Adam Holmes and the Embers

Adam Holmes

Being the Twitter-savvy fellow that I am, I tend to get a lot of bands and artists ‘follow’ me – an unsettling idea if ever there was one. This throws up all sorts of genres to listen to, from the depths of psycho-punk hell to the dizzying heights rococo-synthpop. Most are not to my taste, [...]

Listen: The Lighthouse And The Whaler – “Venice”

The Lighthouse and The Whaler

Cleveland, Ohio is a city on the musical rise and lately the people who reside in the shadow of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have had something to cheer about. Cleveland natives Cloud Nothings exploded earlier this year with their record Attack on Memory and now another band on the softer end of the spectrum, The [...]