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Tracy Bonham performs “Big Red Heart” from Masts of Manhatta on Tonight Show 7/12/10

Tracy Bonham performs “Big Red Heart” from Masts of Manhatta on Tonight Show 7/12/10

On Monday’s Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Tracy Bonham performed “Big Red Heart” from her new album, Masts of Manhatta, available now. Rockin’ cowbell performed by L.A.’s own Rich Ferguson, spoken word poet and long-time contributor to The Nervous Breakdown. We wonder if Christopher Walken loves this number as much as we do — because, […]

R.E.M.’s reconstructed Fables of the Reconstruction 2-CD set out now

R.E.M.’s reconstructed Fables of the Reconstruction 2-CD set out now

We can’t believe it’s been 25 years. Where has the time gone? Fables of the Reconstruction remains one of R.E.M.’s most original albums, featuring deep and lasting images of the American South from the band’s unique collective perspective. The first CD contains the entire Fables album, and the second CD, affectionately called “The Athens Demos”, […]

The Watson Twins announce late summer U.S. tour dates

The Watson Twins announce late summer U.S. tour dates

The Watson Twins have announced 15 tour dates in the month of August through the West Coast and Mid-West U.S. The Kentucky-bred ladies will be touring in support of their album, Talking To You, Talking To Me, released earlier this year on Vanguard Records. “Savin’ You” is the first video off the album, an intimate […]

(Way More Than) 12 Questions with Lissy Rosemont of Junior League Band

(Way More Than) 12 Questions with Lissy Rosemont of Junior League Band

The Junior League Band, fronted by Georgia native and current D.C. resident Lissy Rosemont, releases Jelly Roll, their third full-length album, this Friday. The title conjures thoughts of New Orleans, old-time Delta blues, Jelly Roll Morton, sex, and rolling on the kitchen floor with your lover. Sounds like a party! Jelly Roll is a raucous […]

Mary Gauthier at Eddie’s Attic – Atlanta, GA – 6/25/10

Mary Gauthier at Eddie’s Attic – Atlanta, GA – 6/25/10

Mary Gauthier (pronounced go-SHAY) has said that the best nights on stage involve losing herself in her songs, reaching that transcendent moment when she and the audience become one. This certainly happened at her show on Friday at Eddie’s Attic, when — with the crowd’s affirmation — she changed the final line in her song […]

Luke Elliot – Death of a Widow – (Yerbird Records)

Luke Elliot – Death of a Widow – (Yerbird Records)

You don’t so much listen to Luke Elliot’s music as you absorb it — almost like a steaming aural shower that washes over you, and it stings a bit. The second release from Connecticut singer/songwriter (and fixture on the NYC performance circuit) is the five-song EP Death of a Widow, which features a full-on barrage […]

Black Crowes to Release Double Album & Hit the Road

Black Crowes to Release Double Album & Hit the Road

Commemorating the 20th anniversary of their landmark multi-platinum debut, 1990’s Shake Your Moneymaker, The Black Crowes are set to release their first-ever double album of all acoustic material, Croweology. Due out Tuesday, August 3, 2010 via the band’s label (Silver Arrow through Megaforce Records), it features new arrangements of 20 of their best-loved songs and […]

Those Darlins Summer/Fall Tour Schedule

Those Darlins Summer/Fall Tour Schedule

Here’s their full schedule through the first of October, so you have no excuses not to get out and see these snaggle-tooth mamas kick some serious ass at a dive bar, road house, or art museum (?) near you. C’mon, you know you want to see ’em live and in person! Maybe Kelley will jump […]

Win Free Copies of Mary Chapin Carpenter’s New CD!

Win Free Copies of Mary Chapin Carpenter’s New CD!

We love Mary Chapin Carpenter’s new CD, The Age of Miracles. Judging by the emails we’ve gotten here and the many comments over at our No Depression page, fans are also excited. In case you missed it, people are saying wonderful things about her music: …a mostly quiet album, yet luckily free from melancholy navel-gazing. […]

12 Questions with Derek Hoke

12 Questions with Derek Hoke

Twelve is an iconic number. There were the 12 Tribes of Israel, there are 12 eggs in a dozen, and 12-step programs. Twelve is also a sublime mathematical number, there are 12 signs of the zodiac, 12 disciples of Christ, 12 months in a year, 12 strikes to a perfect game in bowling . . […]

Nashville Scene: How NOT to Act at Bonnaroo

Nashville Scene: How NOT to Act at Bonnaroo

Middle Tennessee is the place to be. Yes, the Big B. Bonnaroo. For those of you who’ve been living Eric Rudolph-style in caves off the grid for the past few years, the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is a four-day, multi-stage camping festival held on a beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee every June (the […]

Billboard Features Jewel’s Cover of Neil Young’s “The Needle and the Damage Done”

Billboard Features Jewel’s Cover of Neil Young’s “The Needle and the Damage Done”

Jewel covers Neil Young In support of her new album, Sweet and Wild, and as part of this week’s Mashup Mondays series on Billboard.com, Jewel covered Neil Young’s “The Needle and the Damage Done.” Jewel “puts a feminine, breathy, melancholy-but-gentle twist on the Canadian rock legend’s track.” Listen closely because Jewel’s otherworldly good looks can […]

NBC News Anchor Brian Williams A Big Deer Tick Fan

NBC News Anchor Brian Williams A Big Deer Tick Fan

BREAKING NEWS! This just in, NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams is a huge Deer Tick fan — he considers them to be “a great band.” (OK, so this isn’t “breaking news” — we just couldn’t resist.) Back in April, Williams interviewed Deer Tick on MSNBC’s “BriTunes”, Williams’ own music video channel. He’s saluted iTunes […]

Imelda May – Love Tattoo – (Verve Forecast)

Imelda May – Love Tattoo – (Verve Forecast)

Dublin-born rockabilly sensation Imelda May is further proof that the Irish are the European torchbearers of soul. Backed by a band that includes her husband Darrel Higham on guitar, she alternately growls, shouts, purrs and croons on Love Tattoo, her first major-label release. (Her debut, No Turning Back, was released under her maiden name, Imelda […]