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Rhett Miller Uses His Noodle

Rhett Miller Uses His Noodle

Rhett Miller of Old 97s updates us on his current activities. He’s a busy guy, what with The Grand Theatre Vol. One just out, touring, and a piece he wrote for the latest issue of BookForum magazine. It appears in the “Luxury and Degradation” section, and Miller refers to it as “an open letter to […]

Exclusive Cheyenne Marie Mize Song “Over the Moon”

Exclusive Cheyenne Marie Mize Song “Over the Moon”

With the recent release of her debut album, Before Lately, (look for our review here soon) Louisville-based songwriter Cheyenne Marie Mize has decided to give a little extra back. She has released an exclusive song, “Over The Moon,” on her Bandcamp page for $1, with all proceeds going to Norton Healthcare’s Music Therapy Departments in […]

Sneak Peek: Gwyneth Paltrow in Upcomng Film ‘Country Strong’

Sneak Peek: Gwyneth Paltrow in Upcomng Film ‘Country Strong’

The latest passenger on the Americana/country/roots bandwagon is Gwyneth Paltrow. Honestly, she’s the last actor we thought we’d see in a country-music-themed film, but then again John Wayne once played Genghis Khan in The Conqueror, so stranger things have happened. In the upcoming Country Strong with Tim McGraw, she plays country singer Kelly Canter who’s […]

Another Late Night: Lissie Makes Network TV Debut, 1:35am ET

Another Late Night: Lissie Makes Network TV Debut, 1:35am ET

On the heels of her performances at last weekend’s Austin City Limits Festival, Lissie will make her network television debut tonight on Last Call With Carson Daly (NBC, 1:35am ET/12:35am CT), playing “In Sleep” (how fitting) from her debut full-length album Catching A Tiger. The performance and short interview segment were filmed live at her […]

My Morning Jacket to Appear on Letterman, Fallon – Tonight & Tomorrow!

My Morning Jacket to Appear on Letterman, Fallon – Tonight & Tomorrow!

My Morning Jacket Hit Fallon & Letterman Plus Bonus Live At Letterman Webcast My Morning Jacket will be taking over New York the next two weeks with multiple late night TV appearances leading up to their historic five-night stand at Terminal 5. Last night (Oct. 11), guitarist Carl Broemel sat in with The Roots on […]

Video: Heartless Bastards – “Out At Sea”

Video: Heartless Bastards – “Out At Sea”

Everyone we’ve ever known from Ohio exudes a rockin’ cool vibe. Stands to reason that Ohio natives Heartless Bastards (who call Austin home now) would rock our faces off, and Erika Wennerstrom’s presence and vocals command and demand attention (and the guys in the band aren’t bad either: Dave Colvin, Jesse Ebaugh, Mark Nathan). Erika […]

Two-Part Documentary: Mumford & Sons

Two-Part Documentary: Mumford & Sons

Formed in 2007, this West London quartet has a gutsy, old-time sound choc-a-bloc with passion and a fresh, unbridled energy. They take their music seriously, but not themselves; we certainly appreciate that. The four friends (Marcus Mumford, Country Winston, Ben Lovett, Ted Dwane) were each playing in other bands when they found themselves performing Marcus’ […]

Kingsley Flood Sneak Peek: “Quiet, Quiet Ground” on Upcoming Album

Kingsley Flood Sneak Peek: “Quiet, Quiet Ground” on Upcoming Album

One of our new favorite bands, Kingsley Flood (check out our review of their debut album Dust Windows) is hard at work on their next album. They sent us this video, so we caught up with bassist Nick Balkin to ask him about it. “We shot this video for ‘Quiet, Quiet Ground’ for our upcoming […]

Album Review: The Moaners – “Nocturnal” – (Holidays for Quince Records)

Album Review: The Moaners – “Nocturnal” – (Holidays for Quince Records)

By Melissa Haklitch Embodying their Southern geography, The Moaners’ third release Nocturnal captures the loveliness that is bluegrass, while adding a certain element of garage rock and whimsy. Nocturnal ranges across the spectrum of many genres within its ten tracks. Having been previously compared to The White Stripes, The Moaners maintain their two-person ensemble of […]

Video Vault: Little Milton, “We’re Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town”

Video Vault: Little Milton, “We’re Gonna Move to the Outskirts of Town”

Enjoy this classic from legendary blues singer and guitarist (the “Misissippi Master”) Little Milton Campbell. He’s gone but not forgotten. Let’s move! [mp3 keywords=”Little Milton” tag=”coumuspri-20″ width=”336″ height=”280″]

The Secret Sisters’ Self-Titled Debut Drops Oct. 12

The Secret Sisters’ Self-Titled Debut Drops Oct. 12

Honest and meaningful music is what caught T. Bone Burnett’s ear. The Secret Sisters certainly caught our collective ear with their clean and close harmonies — they really are sisters, after all. Natives of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Lydia and Laura Rogers recorded their self-titled debut at Nashville’s legendary Blackbird Studios over two weeks, all on […]

Album Review: Trevor Alguire – “Now Before Us” – (Trevor Alguire/SOCAN)

Album Review: Trevor Alguire – “Now Before Us” – (Trevor Alguire/SOCAN)

The former frontman for Mercury Pickup, Alguire has a vocal style that’s relaxed yet dominant, akin to Greg Keelor and Declan McGarry. Now Before Us, his third solo album, is a stripped-down, squeaky clean production with some very enjoyable moments; unfortunately, those moments are too few and far between. Algure has beginnings down pat (many […]

Stax Records to Release Stevie Ray Vaughn/Albert King CD/DVD Nov. 6

Stax Records to Release Stevie Ray Vaughn/Albert King CD/DVD Nov. 6

Where were you on December 6, 1983? Some of you may not have been born yet, but that’s ok. You’re here now and that’s all that matters. On that date, blues guitar legends Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan were on a Canadian sound stage for the live music television series In Session. The video […]

Album Review: Justin Rutledge – “The Early Widows” – (Six Shooter)

Album Review: Justin Rutledge – “The Early Widows” – (Six Shooter)

By Luke Winkie Justin Rutledge is a fragile soul, his voice is lachrymose, his romances are soured, and more often than not he blames himself. His music is slow, oven-baked and warm -– but warm in the melancholic resigned way, his music isn’t expelling demons, and it’s him coming to terms with them; usually with […]