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Springsteen Documentary Features Previously Unseen Studio Footage

Springsteen Documentary Features Previously Unseen Studio Footage

Film focuses on the making of a singular classic Springsteen album The forthcoming Bruce Springsteen documentary The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town opens with spare but powerful imagery: black and white footage of a young Springsteen working in the studio on his landmark 1978 album Darkness on the Edge of […]

News: Bob Dylan Launches Major Art Show

News: Bob Dylan Launches Major Art Show

Exhibit in Denmark features paintings of Brazil (Image © Bob Dylan, courtesy of SMK Foto) Bob Dylan, who has been painting since the 1960s (he created the cover of the Band’s Music From Big Pink) will have new paintings and drawings on display at Denmark’s Statens Museum for Kunst September 4th through January 30th. “It […]

News: Elvis Costello to release National Ransom on Nov. 2nd

News: Elvis Costello to release National Ransom on Nov. 2nd

A new Elvis Costello record is always a cause for celebration. So, raise a glass with us and bask in the imminent sonic genius that is Declan Patrick Aloysius MacManus, aka Elvis Costello. * * * * * * * * * * * * * Elvis Costello’s National Ransom Set For Release November 2nd, […]

Contest Giveaway: Pete Seeger’s latest CD

Contest Giveaway: Pete Seeger’s latest CD

The great Satchel Paige famously said, “Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” This definitely holds true for the indomitable Pete Seeger. He’s seen it all and done so much for so many people. Always a champion of the working class, of civil rights, of the environment, […]

Contest Giveaway: Signed copy of Rosanne Cash memoir, Composed

Contest Giveaway: Signed copy of Rosanne Cash memoir, Composed

Rosanne Cash (firstborn child of Johnny Cash and Vivian Liberto) simply exudes talent. Her fourteen albums have charted eleven number-one singles. She is the author of a collection of short fiction, Bodies of Water, and the children’s book Penelope Jane: A Fairy’s Tale. Her essays and fiction have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling […]

News: Truth & Salvage Co.’s Tim Jones files lawsuit against Marriott Hotels

News: Truth & Salvage Co.’s Tim Jones files lawsuit against Marriott Hotels

TRUTH & SALVAGE CO. SINGER/SONGWRITER FILES SUIT AGAINST MARRIOTT HOTEL CORPORATION AFTER BEING ASSAULTED, ARRESTED, AND JAILED FOR “TRESPASSING” IN HIS OWN HOTEL ROOM According to a recent lawsuit filed in Tulare County California, Tim Jones–one of the four singers/songwriters of the musical group TRUTH & SALVAGE COMPANY–was shaken awake and ripped from his bed […]

News: Inaugural Portland Folk Festival 2010 – Starts Aug. 19!

News: Inaugural Portland Folk Festival 2010 – Starts Aug. 19!

— August 19 – 22, 2010 — The inaugural Portland Folk Festival kicks off this Thursday! As of August 16th, 2010, full-festival badges are $40 for four days, 20 venues and over 60 bands in beautiful Portland, Oregon. Do Pacific Northwesterners know how to put on a show or what! With a lineup including Kimya […]

Live Performance Video: Lissy Rosemont of The Junior League Band – Atlanta, GA – 8/13/10

Live Performance Video: Lissy Rosemont of The Junior League Band – Atlanta, GA – 8/13/10

Touring behind the band’s third release, Jellyroll, D.C.-based Lissy Rosemont returned to her hometown of Atlanta with phenomenal guitarist John Lee. The intimate confines of Eddie’s Attic called for a paired-down version of The Junior League Band, but the duo more than made up for it with energy and impressive chops, featuring selections from Jellyroll […]

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2010 Lineup Announced!

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival 2010 Lineup Announced!

The Righteous Brothers got it right. “If there’s a rock ‘n’ roll heaven, well you know they got a hell of a band.” If there’s a festival in the Great Beyond, it would be just like Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: It’s in San Francisco. In Golden Gate Park. For three days. It’s FREE. The lineup is […]

Stuff We’re Awaiting: Old 97’s – Aimee Mann – Kermit Ruffins – Fun Fun Fun Fest

Stuff We’re Awaiting: Old 97’s – Aimee Mann – Kermit Ruffins – Fun Fun Fun Fest

Whew! It’s been quite a summer for news, so let’s get to it. Here’s the latest. Old 97’s The Grand Theatre Volume One, due out October 12 The band, who Rolling Stone says have “evolved…into master-class rock & roll songwriters,” recorded over two dozen brand new songs during the studio sessions and will be releasing […]

Free Download: Cheyenne Mize and Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Among the Gold

Free Download: Cheyenne Mize and Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Among the Gold

Very few things in this life are free, so grab them while you can. We here at ATF are always on the lookout for free music, and this is what we found. In true American DIY style, Cheyenne Marie Mize and Bonnie “Prince” Billy (aka Will Oldham) recorded their rendition of late 19th Century American […]

Detroit Cobras working on new album — enjoy “As Long As I Have You” until then

Detroit Cobras working on new album — enjoy “As Long As I Have You” until then

We love the retro-garage-punk-mostly-cover band The Detroit Cobras, and rumor has it they’re working on a new album. (How’s that for a hyphen-happy sentence!) Enjoy this video in spectacularly gritty black and white as they grind through ass-shaking power chords and thumping beats. Taped at the Detroit All Star Revue, they performed this classic Garnett […]

Junior League Band’s Jelly Roll released today, NPR interview with Lissy Rosemont

Junior League Band’s Jelly Roll released today, NPR interview with Lissy Rosemont

We love The Junior League Band (check out our exclusive interview with founder Lissy Rosemont) and salute the release of their third full-length release, Jelly Roll, with this NPR broadcast reported by Lissy’s fiance, Mike Melia! Take a look — we think you’ll love this band as much as we do.