Live Review: Nick Waterhouse, Allah-Las in Indianapolis on 9/29

Nick Waterhouse

Two stellar Californian newcomers, Nick Waterhouse & His Tarots and Allah-Las, brought an old-fashioned rock and roll party to White Rabbit Cabaret in Indianapolis on Saturday night to the fullest enjoyment of the near-capacity crowd. Both acts released tremendous debut records within the past six months, and both albums were produced by the old soul, [...]

Allah-Las – Allah-Las


On their self-titled debut album, Allah-Las, an exceptionally tight Los Angeles outfit brandishing unabashed adoration for Nuggets-era garage, the Paisley Underground,  and all things distinctly Californian, deliver a superb collection of jangling, backward-leaning rock and roll songs that rattle the brain and get the body shaking like true classics. Every cut on Allah-Las brings a [...]

Brooklyn Supergroup DAYTONA Releases EP, Stream “Undertow” Here


I hate to call Daytona a supergroup—the designation is almost always a bad omen and I’m not sure it ever applies to bands on the fringe—but since this collaboration was conceived in ultra-hip Brooklyn, they will likely get that kind of buzz. Daytona is a 3-piece band that includes guitarist/singer Hunter Simpson of Wild Yaks, [...]

Interview: Christian Ledwell of Milks & Rectangles

Milks & Rectangles

Christian Ledwell, songwriter, vocalist and guitarist for Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island indie rock band Milks & Rectangles, spoke with me about the Canadian music scene, working day-jobs, the necessity of constructive criticism and the genius of FILM CRIT HULK and Chuck Klosterman, among other things. If you don’t know Milks & Rectangles (and, sadly, you [...]

Hunters to Play Nashville July 23rd


Although often said to the point of exhaustion, critics and fans have a knack for describing artists as mismatched with their respective decade. And let’s be honest, even when it’s true, half the time the cliche factor alone turns us off from actually checking them out. There’s only so many times I can be sold [...]

King Tuff – ‘King Tuff’

King Tuff

King Tuff is the musical alias of Kyle Thomas, a scraggly-haired, gold-toothed rock and roller who just released his follow-up LP, King Tuff, on May 29th via Sub Pop Records. The first thing I noticed was the unique album art— a bat-winged, horned skeleton wielding a guitar and wand on a pink background is nothing if [...]

Listen: Fly Golden Eagle – “Psyche’s Dagger”


On June 5th I co-hosted Slip of the Tongue, the official podcast series of The Silver Tongue, and towards the end we weighed in with what’s spinning on our iPods these days. My contribution to that discussion was a Nashville-based band called Fly Golden Eagle, a largely unheard of group that defies genre categorization on their [...]

PUJOL – ‘United States of Being’

By Jonathan Kingsbury

  Earlier this week PUJOL released United States of Being, the band’s first full-length LP on Omaha-based indie label Saddle Creek Records. PUJOL’s eponymous front man and sole songwriter is Daniel Pujol (pronounced with a hard “j”), an occasional college student and always songwriter who is known for being both prolific and hardworking—two tenets of [...]