Justin is a featured contributor to No Depression, and he resides on the outskirts of Indianapolis in Noblesville, Indiana. He writes is a freelance music journalist who regularly contributes to NUVO alt-weekly in Indianapolis, founded his personal music blog, Division St. Harmony, has been a senior contributor to The Silver Tongue and Laundromatinee, and has written for the Aux.Out. column at Consequence of Sound.
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The origin story of Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery is pivotal for an appreciation of Powell’s music. The name, inspired by the 1903 film The Great Train Robbery, the first silent western committed to celluloid, evokes Powell’s affinity for history, American aestheticism and art that has passed through generations and endured technological revolutions. Hence the triptych of songs titled “Jack Kerouac,” “Leo Tolstoy” and “Walt Whitman” on Joshua Powell & the…Continue
Posted on July 24, 2014 at 4:30pm
Somewhere Else, the new album from Columbus, OH-based fireball Lydia Loveless, is a heart-on-sleeve powerhouse of raw emotion, drenched in punk spirit and decked in cowgirl boots, all hammered home with volatile stab-and-twist anguish. Other songwriters and Nashville belles can write songs in this vein, but nobody does it better than Loveless and no band in the genre embraces the ragged edges and high-watt voltage as feverishly as Loveless’ band (Todd May on guitar/vocals, Ben Lamb…Continue
Posted on March 15, 2014 at 1:30pm — 6 Comments
The collection's title may hint at the themes of loss, sadness and healing born out of personal circumstances and bled into the verses, but The…Continue
Posted on November 26, 2013 at 6:27pm — 1 Comment
For his debut album, The Man I Once Was, former Day of the Outlaw frontman Stewart Eastham embraced country grit and sweeping balladry to compose a dense and exciting collection of fourteen songs that amount to his “L.A. to Nashville album.” The debut announces the rise of a knockout songwriter with a commanding, yearning voice, dirt under his fingernails, a sensitive, scorched heart, and an ear for turning personal statements into feats…Continue
Posted on October 7, 2013 at 8:00am — 1 Comment