Orville Peck: Pony Album Review

Orville Peck – Pony Mixing musical genres without descending into either mediocrity or camp requires a deft hand, particularly in country music. Turn to any contemporary country station, and you’re most apt to find pop music with a touch of twang and nods to long worn out tropes. George Jones did it better, realer and […]

An Interview with Midnight Larks

I recently got the chance to sit down with Midnight Larks, who just put out their self-titled debut LP and celebrated it with a release show at The Earl on March 31st. I had seen them on local and festival lineups, but honestly didn’t know a ton about the band. Before meeting up with them […]

Album Review – John Doe The Westerner

John Doe – The Westerner – 2016 With 10 songs clocking in at 35 minutes total John Doe’s newest release, The Westerner, belies the singer’s punk rock roots.  The instrumentation is sparse, the production simple. Recorded in Arizona, the influence of the desert is evident. This is John Doe’s first album in 5 years and […]

CD Review: NLX – Luxury of Failure

I wouldn’t have called her “Trent Reznor with tits,” but the description piqued my interest enough to listen NLX’s “Burn,” the single off Luxury of Failure, the songwriter’s fourth album. “Burn” includes the elements that draw me to music: the song is dynamic in its structure and still uses simple melodies that give the lyrics […]

CD Review: Michelle Malone — Stronger Than You Think; Playing @ Eddie’s Attic 5/30

Michelle Malone Stronger Than You Think SBS Records By Al Kaufman “Mature” is a tricky world in the music business. It’s often code for “losing your edge,” or “quietly slipping off into adult contemporary oblivion.” Michelle Malone’s last two albums, 2012’s Day 2, and 2014’s Acoustic Winter could both be considered “mature” albums in the […]

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CD Review: Will Kimbrough- Sideshow Love

By Al Kaufman Like his friends Todd Snider and Hayes Carll, Will Kimbrough is a man who can tell a magical story about everyday people doing everyday things in four minutes or less.  Sometimes the story is funny, sometimes it is sad. Sometimes it is both. But it is always insightful. It is always clever […]

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CD Review: “Tomorrow’s Hits” by The Men

By: Rosie Judd Tomorrow’s Hits may not be the most original record from Brooklyn’s The Men, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not packed full of ear candy. This record provides a great balance of pop sensibilities, garage-rock boogie and classic rock homages. Opening with the jangly, minor-key rocker “Dark Waltz”, Tomorrow’s Hits immediately puts you […]

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CD Review: Bruce Springsteen, High Hopes

By: Emily Jackson  Bruce Springsteen’s newest compilation of songs sounds like a sonic scrapbook of sorts. That’s because it is. For his eighteenth album, the Boss has taken his most recent years of touring, reinventing and sometimes writing and corralled them together under the wishful title “High Hopes.” The album officially came out today, January […]

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CD Review: People’s Blues of Richmond, Good Time Suicide

By: Emily Jackson  A sip of PBR evokes images of sticky dive bars, red bandanas, ironic mustaches and hazy Instagrams. Its nostalgia-inducing white can (and, let’s face it, its affordability) has made it the drink of choice for the thrift store combers, the facial hair groomers, the tattooed and the irreverent among us. Another Great […]

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CD Review: Billie Joe + Norah, Foreverly

By: Molly Segers On paper Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones’ new record Foreverly, a re-recording of the Everly Brothers’ record Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, from 1958, doesn’t exactly add up. The punk rock guy and jazz singer dueting on folk/Americana classics just doesn’t scream obvious. All that said, the resulting album is so […]

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CD Review: The Band of Heathens — Sunday Morning Record; Play Vinyl October 27th

The Band of Heathens Sunday Morning Record BOH Records By Al Kaufman The name Band of Heathens conjures up images of boys in overalls playing one string basses and banging on wash basins and other assorted metals while downing some blinding moonshine. The actual Band of Heathens have never lived up to their name in […]

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