Why do the blues endure? Generation after generation, those sad songs are recycled. Hurray for the Riff Raff’s (mostly) covers album My Dearest Darkest Neighbor answers that question. The blues endure because the human condition knows loneliness, morbidity, abandonment, heartbreak, and so on. The vulnerable songs covered on the album honor these phenomena. It does this by
On Daughn Gibson’s new album, Me Moan, he is the tallest, darkest cowboy ever born along the highway side. Here, he takes his electronic country blues sound down new paths, reaching cosmic country soul levels. It’s throwback feel through modern ears, like uncovering ancient secrets and incorporating them into an avant-garde performance art installation in the
Cari Rae and Jordy Asher are Blonds. The Florida-based duo has been garnering interest in the blogosphere since self-releasing its debut EP, Dark Roots, last November. Since then, the two-piece trekked up north to New York to work with famed producer Nicolas Venhes (Dirty Projectors, Deerhunter, Spoon) and is gearing up for the release of
Chicago in the summer is easily my favorite place to be, not only because we get a nice break from usual all around crappy weather, but also because of our street fests that take place seemingly every weekend. These festivals bring in amazing new bands, who often will play killer shows at night at some
Lineup Already Includes: The Black Keys, TV On The Radio, Umphreys McGee, AraabMUZIK, Snoop Dogg (performing Doggystyle the album with special guests). July 28th + 29th on Randall’s Island, Further artist announcements coming May 21st. The inaugural Catalpa Festival is striving to be a pioneering New York festival, unique in its programming, atmosphere and aesthetic.
Over the past week, we’ve showcased the best new bands to check out at Coachella. Like last week, we’ve dedicated our Artist of the Week feature will again take a look at some of our favorite new bands to play at the festival that we didn’t have a chance to cover last week. Without rambling
Photo by Frank Maddock Gary Clark Jr. hates the term bluesman. Judging from his brand of music, you would expect this new artist to embrace the label, but being a nasty guitar player is only the tip of the iceberg to this man’s talents. Sort of like a latter day John Mayer, Clark can play
I wish I could simply write, “I don’t have words to describe what I saw and experienced last night at the U.S. Royalty show,” however, that would be a very boring way to sum up everything I saw from this great new band, so I am going to try to do them justice since I
UPDATE: As it turns out, I was using some old footage for this interview. Here are some more recent videos of Sunny for your listening pleasure–enjoy!
Austin-based bluesman Gary Clark Jr. has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders. The guitarist has been anointed with the label of the leader of the local scene, offering a style that has at times been compared to Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Those two dudes aren’t exactly slouches. Next week, Clark Jr. is