Hurray For The Riff Raff – My Dearest Darkest Neighbor


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

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Album Review: Daughn Gibson, Me Moan


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

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A Conversation With Blonds


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

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NYC’s Catalpa Festival Announces Additional Artists: Girl Talk, Matt & Kim, Cold War Kids, Hercules And Love Affair, Matisyahu, Dirty Heads, The Sheepdogs, Hook N’ Sling and Many More.


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.

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