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Preview entire Amos Lee LP, Mission Bell until Jan 25

Preview entire Amos Lee LP, Mission Bell until Jan 25

“Soulful vocals and vivid, narrative-driven lyrics mixing folk, pop, R&B, rock, gospel, blues and country influences. [Amos’] skills, fused with those of Joey Burns and Convertino, spark the perfect synergy on lead single, ‘Windows Are Rolled Down’.” — Billboard Head over to MSN to preview Amos Lee’s lates LP Mission Bell in its entirety via […]

Bob Dylan Signs Six-Book Deal

Bob Dylan Signs Six-Book Deal

Bob Dylan has signed a six-book deal with Simon & Schuster, according to Crain’s New York Business, encompassing two sequels to his acclaimed 2004 book Chronicles: Volume One as well as another book based on dialogue from his Sirius/XM radio show Theme Time Radio Hour. It’s unclear what the other three books are going to […]

Cowboy Junkies Announce Vic Chesnutt Tribute Album

Cowboy Junkies Announce Vic Chesnutt Tribute Album

Canadian alt-country band Cowboy Junkies will release Demons (Proper Records), the second album in their four-volume Nomad Series (an idea the band had “born in the tumult of a perfect storm of ideas, influences, inspirations and timing”), on February 14. A collection of songs by the late Vic Chesnutt, Demons is described by Michael Timmins […]

Smith Westerns’ New LP Drops Jan. 18

Smith Westerns’ New LP Drops Jan. 18

Chicago’s Smith Westerns will release its sophomore LP, Dye It Blonde (Fat Possum) on Jan. 18. Produced by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, !!!, TVOTR, Beach House) in NYC. The band perked ears with its self-titled debut, originally released in 2009 via the Chicago label HoZac while all of the band members were still enrolled […]

Elvis Costello Performs National Ransom at NY Public Library

Elvis Costello Performs National Ransom at NY Public Library

Back in November, Elvis Costello performed an exclusive show at the Celeste Bartos Forum in The New York Public Library’s world-famous Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. The evening was a celebratory kickoff for his latest effort, National Ransom (our choice for #1 Album of 2010), and, along with The Sugarcanes, Costello ran through most of the […]

Fiddly Bits: Woody Pines, Foot-Stompin’ Good Times

Fiddly Bits: Woody Pines, Foot-Stompin’ Good Times

Be it Viper Jazz, Ragtime, or Country Blues, Asheville’s own Woody Pines (led by frontman Jonathan Woods) plays old-time, foot-stompin’ good music. The band — Woods on guitar, banjo, harmonica and lead vocals, Zack Pozebanchuk on upright bass, Nathan Taylor on drums, and Darin Gentry on fiddle — epitomizes the swinging ragtime and country sound […]

Top 20-Something of 2010

Top 20-Something of 2010

Like so many music magazines, we too are offering up our Best of 2010 list. Ours, however, is based on more unique criteria. While we appreciate the popular choices, we found ourselves (with a few exceptions) leaning toward lesser-known bands, the ones that may have been overlooked. Basically, we were impressed if a band or […]

Giveaway: Signed John Prine CD!

Giveaway: Signed John Prine CD!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Mr. Cannon, the lucky fan who won the signed John Prine CD. Enjoy, Steve! Hey all you Prineites out there (yes, we’re all about inventing music-fan nomenclature) this is it. We’re giving away a copy of John Prine’s latest CD, the live compilation John Prine In Person & On Stage signed by […]

THOSE DARLINS – New Album “Screws Get Loose” Out March 29

THOSE DARLINS – New Album “Screws Get Loose” Out March 29

A longtime favorite of ours, Those Darlins are the Ramones without the OCD, the lovechild of The Cramps and Dead Milkmen if copulation between two bands were possible. Read our Q&A with Those Darlins and a review of their live show at The Loft in Atlanta. Formed in 2006 Those Darlins swaggered onto the scene […]

Lucinda Williams Readies New Album “Blessed” Due Out 3-1-11

Lucinda Williams Readies New Album “Blessed” Due Out 3-1-11

Via her Facebook page, Lucinda Williams announced Blessed, her followup to 2008’s Little Honey, will be released March 1, 2011. The record is produced by Don Was, and, according to American Songwriter, “features some of Williams’ strongest writing to date.” Blessed will also be available in a deluxe edition, which will include a bonus disc […]

Best Unused Band Name: Rabbitt Hendrix — Happy Birthday Eddie and Jimi

Best Unused Band Name: Rabbitt Hendrix — Happy Birthday Eddie and Jimi

November 27th Birthdays JOHNNY ALLEN HENDRIX (later legally changed to JAMES MARSHALL HENDRIX) b. November 27th, 1942, Seattle, WA — d. September 18, 1970, London (official bio follows videos). Enjoy these two very different versions of “Red House”, the first from Stockholm in January 1969, the second from Woodstock later that same year. Both highlight […]

The Secret Sisters on Letterman TONIGHT! (11-19-10)

The Secret Sisters on Letterman TONIGHT! (11-19-10)

Short and sweet, straight from the sisters themselves: TUNE IN The Secret Sisters Perform “Tennessee Me” LIVE on CBS’s LATE SHOW with David Letterman TONIGHT at 11:35PM ET / 10:35 CT www.secretsistersband.com Check out our interview with the lively sisters — Laura and Lydia — where they talk about everything from working with T Bone […]

Album Review: Way Yes – “Herringbone” – (Independent)

Album Review: Way Yes – “Herringbone” – (Independent)

By Lindsey Austin Herringbone, the debut EP by Way Yes is just waiting for the goofy impromptu dance parties that sometimes happen when long-missed friends reunite for the holidays. Glenn Davis and Travis Hall hail from Columbus, Ohio and refuse to be anything but true to their weirdo selves in their self-released EP. Way Yes […]

Win Two Tickets to See Miranda Lambert in Sin City

Win Two Tickets to See Miranda Lambert in Sin City

Country music superstar Miranda Lambert — who took home trophies at last week’s Country Music Association Awards for Female Vocalist of the Year, Album of the Year and Video of the Year — will be playing The Palms Las Vegas on Dec. 10, and we scored two pairs of tickets! We’re giving away one pair […]