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Freedy Johnston – Rain On The City – (Bar None Records)

Freedy Johnston – Rain On The City – (Bar None Records)

It’s been eight years since Freedy Johnston’s last album, so what does he open with on this new one but an accordion and a ukulele. Welcome back Freedy, welcome back. Recorded in Nashville at House of David, a studio run by multi-instrumentalist Richard McLaurin and owned by legendary Nashville session man David Briggs (Elvis Presley’s […]

Tiny Television – Mission Statement (Magnolia Records)

Tiny Television – Mission Statement  (Magnolia Records)

Some artists sneak up on you from out of the haze of a purple dusk, tap you on the shoulder and hand you a precious box. Tiny Television’s Mission Statement (Magnolia Records, 2009) is that box, a bejeweled wonder full of interesting compartments holding secret, shiny surprises that reveal themselves with each new opening. From […]

Review: Van Meter – "Should've Been A Weathergirl" (Van Meter)

Review: Van Meter – "Should've Been A Weathergirl" (Van Meter)

If you’re currently in a bad relationship, recently escaped one, are thinking about leaving one, or have ever been dumped, made a horrible one-night-stand mistake, or gotten a tattoo you regret, then this is the album for you! If not, the well-trod ground of heartbreak and loss will wear very thin after a few songs. […]

Those Darlins: In-Studio Performance at Seattle's KEXP FM

Those Darlins: In-Studio Performance at Seattle's KEXP FM

For those of you who just can’t get enough of Those Darlins, put the pedal to the metal — don’t even stop for “Red Lights” — and haul ass over to Seattle’s KEXP 90.3 FM website to hear the Darlins talk about stuff and sing a few songs. You’ll hear two old favorites and two […]

WDVX Blue Plate Special: Band of Heathens – 11/4/09

WDVX Blue Plate Special: Band of Heathens – 11/4/09

On Wednesday, Nov. 4 at noon, check out a LIVE performance by Band of Heathens and Taylor Brown on WDVX 89.9 FM’s Blue Plate Special, at the Knoxville Visitors Center on the corner of Gay St. and Summit Hill Dr. in downtown Knoxville, TN. (The WDVX Blue Plate Special features a live performance each weekday […]

Loudon Wainwright III – High Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (2nd Story Sound Records)

Loudon Wainwright III – High Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (2nd Story Sound Records)

Back in 1966 when Bob Dylan broke his neck in a motorcycle wreck, Loudon Wainwright III was among his possible successors (along with Springsteen, John Prine and Steve Forbert) – heaven forbid should Dylan not recover. At least that’s how Wainwright told it on “Talking New Bob Dylan” from his wonderful and personal History album […]

Sidewalk Dave – "Songs for Cowards" – (Sidewalk Dave)

Sidewalk Dave – "Songs for Cowards" – (Sidewalk Dave)

Right off the bat, a plaintive voice confesses “I’m a coward.” So begins Sidewalk Dave’s Songs for Cowards, the latest effort from this Connecticut four piece. The same narrator on the album’s final cut — his voice scarred by experience and emboldened with newfound confidence and resolve — announces “I’m no coward.” Quite a lofty […]

Those Darlins at The Loft – Atlanta, GA – 9/29/09

Those Darlins at The Loft – Atlanta, GA – 9/29/09

ATLANTA, GA – On a chilly Tuesday night at The Loft in Atlanta, Those Darlins roared into town and proceeded to heat up the place before a crowd that was either extremely stoned or completely taken by surprise. These sweet little darlins are cussin’ big time! They’re screamin’ and shreddin’ guitars up there! After opening […]

Interview: Those Darlins invite you to a sleepover!

Interview: Those Darlins invite you to a sleepover!

On a crisp fall evening in Atlanta, Those Darlins (Jessi, Kelley, Nikki and Sheriff Linwood) blew into town and proceeded to heat things up. CMP caught up with them before their show at The Loft on Sept. 29th in support of their self-titled debut album. Prepare to enjoy the gracious and playful banter. CMP: Just […]

Interview – Elliott BROOD has a suitcase full of stories

Interview – Elliott BROOD has a suitcase full of stories

I’m not big into “tweeting”, but this is by far the best bio I’ve ever read on Twitter: Name: Elliott BROOD Location: Toronto Bio: If a whiskey-stinking Harry Dean Stanton busted into your living room window one night and knocked your teeth out with a tire iron, EB might be the sound track. A bit […]

The Bottle Rockets – "Lean Forward" (Bloodshot Records)

The Bottle Rockets – "Lean Forward" (Bloodshot Records)

Atlanta, GA — I’ve never liked comparisons. If a reviewer must mention how closely one band’s sound resembles another, that only reduces the band to mere cover-band status. Just my opinion, but hey, that’s what I’m here for. That said, The Bottle Rockets have been compared thusly: Wilco are to the Beatles as The Bottle […]

Mark Lennon – Down the Mountain – (Vagabonds Tune Records)

Mark Lennon – Down the Mountain – (Vagabonds Tune Records)

Atlanta, GA — At first glance, there’s nothing special about Mark Lennon. He’s the guy next door, the laid-back neighbor strumming his guitar on the back porch while sipping a cold drink. He’s not flashy, but then again he doesn’t have to be. Just listen to his music and you’ll realize he’s a savvy musician […]

Those Darlins – Those Darlins (self titled debut) Oh Wow Dang Records

Those Darlins – Those Darlins (self titled debut) Oh Wow Dang Records

Atlanta, GA –  Playing live since 2006, Those Darlins are all about big leather coats with fur collars (when it’s cold), hot pants (when it’s hot), cowboy boots, and making you get up and move! The self-titled debut release by the foursome from Murfreesboro, TN, is a full-tilt, no-holds-barred, never-look-back joyride. While their boots are […]