Archive for the ‘Features’ Category

Justin Townes Earle Keeps Being Awesome

Justin Townes Earle Keeps Being Awesome

  “Slippin’ and Slidin’” is the first official music video from Justin Townes Earle‘s really, really good album Harlem River Blues. The video is a personal look at Earle’s adopted home, New York. Paste Magazine is premiering the video HERE. Also Earle has got a whole bunch of tour dates coming up, including a free […]

Nick 13- Nick 13

Nick 13- Nick 13

Nick 13 has made one of the hands down, most solid country-western albums in a very long time. Nick 13 is  the long time front man for the phsycobilly/punk outfit Tiger Army. If you are not familiar, they are a so-cal punk band with a stand-up bass and a badass rockabilly attitude. The band started […]

New Wilco Album.Cool!

New Wilco Album.Cool!

Wilco has announced they have a new album coming out. The Whole Love will be released September 27th. The album will be released on the bands newly formed label dBpm Records.  Check out the track list below. Also, check out the first released track “I Might” too. (It is really good.) Art of Almost I […]

Next up from The Mountain Goats: All Eternals Deck

Next up from The Mountain Goats: All Eternals Deck

John Darnielle, the main brains behind The Mountain Goats, has been doing his thing for awhile now. 1991, to be precise. His expertise definitely shows on his latest release All Eternals Deck (named after an apocryphal tarot card set), with Peter Hughes on bass and Jon Wurster (Superchunk) on drums. An ode to all that […]

Neil Young Releases Another Bootleg Album

Neil Young Releases Another Bootleg Album

Rock and Roll god Neil Young has released another album out of his endless archives series. This one is a 1984 Nashville country album, with The International Harvesters, called A Treasure. The International Harvesters were a group of long time Young contributors and Nashville studio monsters. Check out an interview of Young discussing A Treasure […]

Lost Highway 10th Anniversary Record Giveaway

Lost Highway 10th Anniversary Record Giveaway

The Nashville-based label Lost Highway Records, who delivered the O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, as well as American IV: Ain’t No Grave, Johnny Cash’s best selling studio album, is proud to celebrate its ten-year anniversary by giving away a slew of rare 12″ vinyl records. At AwaitingTheFlood, we got our hands on six of […]

One to Watch: Blake Aaron Mundell

One to Watch: Blake Aaron Mundell

After visiting a writers’ round at Hotel Indigo last week, I was left with one burning question: why isn’t Blake Aaron Mundell already a part of the popular music scene?  He’s a skillful guitarist, has a voice that calls to mind a little James Taylor, and his earnest and clever lyrics made me really think…and […]

A Conversation about Mumford and Sons—June 5, 2011, The Pageant Saint Louis, MO

A Conversation about Mumford and Sons—June 5, 2011, The Pageant Saint Louis, MO

I get by with a little help from my friend, Sarah, who knows more about Mumford and Sons than I ever will.  She started the conversation, and I just ran with it. Sarah: When The Pageant announced in March that Mumford and Sons would be playing a show in Saint Louis in June, obtaining a […]

A Bittersweet Showing: Big Head Todd and the Monsters (The Uptown Theatre, Napa)

A Bittersweet Showing: Big Head Todd and the Monsters (The Uptown Theatre, Napa)

Big Head Todd and the Monsters played a gig at The Uptown Theatre in Napa on Friday night and it could have been an amazing show. It could have been, but it wasn’t. It’s not because they have lost a step. They haven’t, not even close. Frontman Todd Park Mohr still plays a mean, bluesy, […]

The Wood Brothers “Smoke Ring Halo” (Southern Ground)

The Wood Brothers “Smoke Ring Halo” (Southern Ground)

Just like good Southern cooking, sometimes the most important ingredient is time.  For The Wood Brothers, part of it’s the time they spent growing up together.  Part of it’s the time they spent apart — Oliver fronting the blues-based band King Johnson and Chris as bassist for Jazz-funk trio Medeski, Martin & Wood.   Their collective […]

EP Review: Sidewalk Dave – “Can’t Be Your Friend”

EP Review: Sidewalk Dave – “Can’t Be Your Friend”

Brutal honesty has been a trademark of Sidewalk Dave since their 2009 debut (Songs for Cowards), and on their latest EP, Can’t Be Your Friend, the honesty continues. Brutally. “On my way to Hell, whoah, I’ll be kicking myself / On my way down that dark well, oh well,” sings Dave VanWitt on “On My […]

Album Review of The Waifs: Temptation

Album Review of The Waifs: Temptation

Born in a spirit of independence, the Australian folk rock band The Waifs have toured the world, since their formation in 1992, and made their special style of music, on their own terms and in their own way. The Waifs, whose core members are Sisters Vikki Thorn and Donna Simpson together with Josh Cunningham, produce […]

Album Review: Colin Hay – “Gathering Mercury” – (Compass)

Album Review: Colin Hay – “Gathering Mercury” – (Compass)

Forever known as the lead singer-songwriter of the iconic ’80s band Men At Work, Colin Hay has been cranking out solo records for nearly a quarter century. Gathering Mercury is arguably his best work. Tragically, though, the album was inspired and written after the death of Hay’s father. “Dear Father” features one of the most […]

Win Two Disc Set from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings!

Win Two Disc Set from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings!

On April 5th, 2011, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings released two albums to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first shots of the Civil War at Ft. Sumter. A Treasury of Civil War Songs, performed by Tom Glazer, and Civil War Naval Songs by Dan Milner and Friends feature popular songs from the era representing both Union […]