Articles By: Erin McLaughlin

Concert Review: Band of Horses – Greek Theater, LA, 9-25-10

Concert Review: Band of Horses – Greek Theater, LA, 9-25-10

It’s been a year since the last Band of Horses show I attended. Here’s what changed: 1. I was standing in the pit at the Greek Theatre in Hollywood as opposed to standing room only against the back wall of the balcony section in a jenky theatre. 2. I had a guest pass and a […]

Q&A with Calexico’s Joey Burns – Tripping on the Esthetic Sidewalk

Q&A with Calexico’s Joey Burns – Tripping on the Esthetic Sidewalk

Calexico is fast becoming a household name, and for good reason. Joey Burns and John Convertino have committed over a decade to writing and touring as a kick-ass band with a better-than Spaghetti Western vibe. After our chat, Joey seemed much more like the makings of a young Plato than merely a dude with a […]

Interview: The Black Twig Pickers – Nothing Funny About Days Gone By

Interview: The Black Twig Pickers – Nothing Funny About Days Gone By

Old time music is strange. I don’t think it’s really like a warm fireplace. I find it to be constantly challenging and engaging. — Nathan Bowles, The Black Twig Pickers The Black Twig Pickers are a non neo-traditional old time band that resides in the hills of Appalachia in Southwest Virginia. The trio consists of […]

Truth & Salvage Co.

Truth & Salvage Co.

Every so often you come across a band whose music sort of reaches out and shakes hands with your soul. That’s just what the music of LA’s own Truth & Salvage Co. did to me. It’s a nice feeling, too, considering the vastly diluted pool of modern Americana rock bands fending for a spot on […]