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Live Review: Other Voices — Irish Music and Literature (Le Poisson Rouge, NYC)

Live Review: Other Voices — Irish Music and Literature (Le Poisson Rouge, NYC)

By Jacob Blickenstaff (All photos c.2011, Jacob Blickenstaff) On October 27 and 28, Irish music series Other Voices marked its ten-year anniversary with two sold-out shows at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge. The three-hour-plus program featured an interwoven lineup of Irish and American musicians as well as several notable Irish writers. The program featured Glen […]

ATF Self-Interview: Folk Family Revival

ATF Self-Interview: Folk Family Revival

Texas roots quartet Folk Family Revival released their debut full-length, Unfolding, back in July of 2011. It’s an honest record, a gritty effort straight from the heart of these three brothers and one honorary brother. Produced and mixed by Jeffery Armstreet at Red Tree Recording Studio in Magnolia, Texas, the album also features Scott Davis, […]

Nashville’s Derek Hoke: ATF – Beyond the Music

Nashville’s Derek Hoke: ATF –  Beyond the Music

We’re introducing a new feature here at The Flood called Beyond the Music. (Yes, in the spirit of VH1’s sensationalistic “Behind the Music” series, but without the ubiquitous tragedies.) Each installment of ATF – Beyond the Music will feature a video with commentary by the artist about the song, the video shoot, the album, juicy […]

Premier Video: “Flower” by Amos Lee

Premier Video: “Flower” by Amos Lee

“Flower” is the latest single from Amos Lee‘s critically acclaimed new album, Mission Bell, which we reviewed HERE back in February. We also covered his recent show in Atlanta, which you can read about HERE. The song is a beauty, and the video’s paper animation is worth seeing. Enjoy!

Video of the Week: Wavves – “King of the Beach”

Video of the Week: Wavves – “King of the Beach”

This simply represents everything we loved about those unimaginable zero summers at the beach acting like obnoxious fools while under the influence and playing our Young Fresh Fellows, Cramps, Suicidal Tendencies, Jam and Dead Milkmen songs too loud. Wavves are just off a tour with Best Coast and tomorrow head to Japan and Australia. Today […]

Bonnaroo 2011 Lineup Announced (ver. X.O)

Bonnaroo 2011 Lineup Announced (ver. X.O)

Yes, Conan, it is fun to say. Bonnarooooo! Here are some of the acts we’re excited about: The Black Keys – Buffalo Springfield – My Morning Jacket – Robert Plant & Band of Joy – Mumford & Sons – The Decemberists – Ray Lamontagne – Dr. John and The Original Meters – Alison Krauss & […]

Video of the Week: Tape Deck Mountain – “It Goes Down”

Video of the Week: Tape Deck Mountain – “It Goes Down”

Low budget. Lo-Fi. Trippy. Neo-Retro. Artistic. We love it. For those of you who grew up by the ocean (Remember those beach parties? We don’t either) you’ll be cast back to your college days of Budweiser tallboys (in a can of course!), bongs and trippy music. But of course TDM is so much more than […]

53rd Annual Grammy Award Nominees — Our Picks: How’d We Do? Not So Well

53rd Annual Grammy Award Nominees — Our Picks: How’d We Do? Not So Well

In case you hadn’t noticed (or you’re just not into award ceremonies altogether), here is most of the official and exhaustive list of the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Award nominees. (Broadcast on CBS this Sunday, 8pm ET). We omitted categories in which we were unfamiliar with the nominees (Classical, Latin, Chamber Music, Opera, Rap, etc.). We […]

Video of the Week Double Shot: Little Tybee — “History” (Paper Garden)

Video of the Week Double Shot: Little Tybee — “History” (Paper Garden)

We know, we know, TWO “Video of the Week” features in the same week? And from the same band? Yes, it’s a first for us and we never thought we’d do this, but Little Tybee is casting quite a spell on us with their progressive folk/classical/latin grooviness. We think you’ll be mesmerized too, once you […]

Video of the Week: Little Tybee — “Nero”

Video of the Week: Little Tybee — “Nero”

Slated for appearances at this year’s SXSW in Austin, TX, these Georgia darlings and local Atlanta favorites known as Little Tybee seem to be hitting their stride. At the core of each of their songs is the creative mind of vocalist/guitarist/pianist Brock Scott alongside eight-string guitarist Josh Martin, violinist Nirvana Kelly, bassist Ryan Donald, and […]

Those Darlins Sneak Peek: “Be Your Bro”

Those Darlins Sneak Peek: “Be Your Bro”

Evolution is a good thing, especially for Those Darlins: new website, new album out in March, new singles out next week, new attitude. We’ve known for a while their next record would focus on a more garage-punk sound, and the first single (“Be Your Bro”) off the new album, Screws Get Loose, proves it. Comparisons […]

Video of the Week: Charlene Kaye & The Brilliant Eyes

Video of the Week: Charlene Kaye & The Brilliant Eyes

Our ears perked up when we heard Charlene Kaye singing “Mad Tom of Bedlam,” from her 2010 EP Charlene Kaye & The Brilliant Eyes. And then we saw the video. Yowza! Check out this jazzy, swingin’, rockin’ group for yourself, fronted by the effervescent, golden-throated multi-instrumentalist Kaye. So, Who Is CHARLENE KAYE? Here’s an excerpt […]

Charlie Louvin: July 7, 1927 – Jan. 26, 2011

Charlie Louvin: July 7, 1927 – Jan. 26, 2011

We were saddened today to hear the news of Charlie Louvin’s passing. He was 83. We feel privileged, however, to have spoken with him briefly from his home in Wartrace, Tennessee, just days before his cancer surgery last July. Unfortunately, the surgery was unsuccessful. In his honor, we’re re-running the short interview and review of […]

Video Premier: “Seven Sisters” by Bastard Lovechild of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Video Premier: “Seven Sisters” by Bastard Lovechild of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Florida band Bastard Lovechild of Rock ‘n’ Roll (BLORR) made our Best of 2010 list with their debut EP, Bim Bom. Honestly, it’d been a long time since we’d heard anything that rocked this hard and had so much soul and literary depth — and some damn fine bossa nova breaks, too! So, imagine our […]