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Hey, folks, I've got a quick question for you all.Last night I was hanging out with my twin and we decided that we totally have to go to our favorite NYC bar (the one honky tonk in the city) for our…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel C May 6, 2012.

 

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Big Shoals - Still Go On (Album Review)

I spent the last five days at Disneyworld. It was amazing, but by the fourth day I thought I was going to kick a puppy between the incessant repetition of the same seven Disney songs and the muzak they pipe in around the different parks to keep you from losing your shit. It made me want to listen to the most dark, most aggressive music I could find once I got home. I could feel my brain turn to jelly from all of the pop music.

It's neither dark nor aggressive, but…

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Posted on April 29, 2014 at 6:00pm

Brandon Luedtke - A Self-Titled EP (Album Review)

The first thing that stood out to me about this album is Brandon Luedtke's voice. It's distinctive but it somehow has a timeless quality; like Bob Dylan took a right turn on the way to Albuquerque instead of a left.

That's how the music feels, too. The first two tracks on the album (the A side if you get it vinyl) are traditional songs: "Molly and Tenbrooks" has deep roots, and most Americans are/should be familiar with "Lonesome Highway." The final three tracks (the B side)…

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Posted on April 24, 2014 at 4:30pm

George Taylor – Rain or Shine (Album Review)

If there's justice in this world, George Taylor will become a household name as a singular bluesman.

The Tennessee native's Americana roots pairs nicely with whiskey (or, in my class, aged rum that tastes like whiskey when I close my eyes.) Taylor has a playfulness in his lyrics and a clarity of purpose that reminds me of a young Roger Clyne (though maybe one from the Ozarks?) Taylor has spent the last few years studying blues in the Delta and it shows: these songs are…

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Posted on April 10, 2014 at 7:00pm

Hurray for the Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes (Album Review)

Considering I do this as a hobby, it sounds crazy to say, but I cannot stand music journalism. I recently read a piece where the writer breathlessly describes what the artist he interviewed had for lunch and what kind of tobacco he chewed. It must have been the guy's first time in a diner or something because the artist is not exactly a superstar...not that somebody's penchant for grilled cheese is fascinating fare regardless of who eats it. (That being said,…

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Posted on April 8, 2014 at 3:30pm

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Big Shoals - Still Go On (Album Review)

I spent the last five days at Disneyworld. It was amazing, but by the fourth day I thought I was going to kick a puppy between the incessant repetition of the same seven Disney songs and the muzak they pipe in around the different parks to keep you from losing your shit. It made me want to listen to the most dark, most aggressive music I could find once I got home. I could feel my brain turn to jelly from all of the pop music.It's neither dark nor aggressive, but…See More
Apr 29
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Brandon Luedtke - A Self-Titled EP (Album Review)

The first thing that stood out to me about this album is Brandon Luedtke's voice. It's distinctive but it somehow has a timeless quality; like Bob Dylan took a right turn on the way to Albuquerque instead of a left.That's how the music feels, too. The first two tracks on the album (the A side if you get it vinyl) are traditional songs: "Molly and Tenbrooks" has deep roots, and most Americans are/should be familiar with "Lonesome Highway." The final three tracks (the B side) are original…See More
Apr 24
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Hurray for the Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes (Album Review)

Considering I do this as a hobby, it sounds crazy to say, but I cannot stand music journalism. I recently read a piece where the writer breathlessly describes what the artist he interviewed had for lunch and what kind of tobacco he chewed. It must have been the guy's first time in a diner or something because the artist is not exactly a superstar...not that somebody's penchant for grilled cheese is fascinating fare regardless of who eats it. (That being said,…See More
Apr 11
Rachel C posted a blog post

George Taylor – Rain or Shine (Album Review)

If there's justice in this world, George Taylor will become a household name as a singular bluesman.The Tennessee native's Americana roots pairs nicely with whiskey (or, in my class, aged rum that tastes like whiskey when I close my eyes.) Taylor has a playfulness in his lyrics and a clarity of purpose that reminds me of a young Roger Clyne (though maybe one from the Ozarks?) Taylor has spent the last few years studying blues in the Delta and it shows: these songs are honest and to the point…See More
Apr 10
Rachel C posted a blog post

Hurray for the Riff Raff – Small Town Heroes (Album Review)

Considering I do this as a hobby, it sounds crazy to say, but I cannot stand music journalism. I recently read a piece where the writer breathlessly describes what the artist he interviewed had for lunch and what kind of tobacco he chewed. It must have been the guy's first time in a diner or something because the artist is not exactly a superstar...not that somebody's penchant for grilled cheese is fascinating fare regardless of who eats it. (That being said,…See More
Apr 8
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Apr 3
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Lydia Loveless -- Somewhere Else (Album Review)

As far as anyone should be concerned, it is time to crown Lydia Loveless as the Crown Princess of Country, Duchess of Broken Hearts, and Baroness of Torn Emotions. If you hadn't had a chance to listen to the songs that have been making their rounds on their interwebs, you'll realize these titles are richly deserved 30 seconds into the lead single, "To Love Somebody."For me, the most interesting songs on here aren't the ones about heartbreak or regret or blow. It's the subtext of being young and…See More
Feb 20
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Lydia Loveless -- Somewhere Else (Album Review)

As far as anyone should be concerned, it is time to crown Lydia Loveless as the Crown Princess of Country, Duchess of Broken Hearts, and Baroness of Torn Emotions. If you hadn't had a chance to listen to the songs that have been making their rounds on their interwebs, you'll realize these titles are richly deserved 30 seconds into the lead single, "To Love Somebody."For me, the most interesting songs on here aren't the ones about heartbreak or regret or blow. It's the subtext of being young and…See More
Feb 18
A blog post by Rachel C was featured

Kory Quinn -- At the End of the Bar (Album Review)

Kory Quinn's the bluesman you didn't know you were missing.At The End of the Bar is a deliciously old-timey album that never leaves you with the yellowed patina of reconstruction nor that sticky Sweet'n'Low feeling of artificial retro revival. You get the sense that this is the kind of music Quinn was born to play.Describing music as "old timey" is usually a surefire way to get me to pass on it. Trust me when I say there's something for everyone here. Quinn explores Cajun just as easily as…See More
Feb 11
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Kory Quinn -- At the End of the Bar (Album Review)

Kory Quinn's the bluesman you didn't know you were missing.At The End of the Bar is a deliciously old-timey album that never leaves you with the yellowed patina of reconstruction nor that sticky Sweet'n'Low feeling of artificial retro revival. You get the sense that this is the kind of music Quinn was born to play.Describing music as "old timey" is usually a surefire way to get me to pass on it. Trust me when I say there's something for everyone here. Quinn explores Cajun just as easily as…See More
Feb 9
A blog post by Rachel C was featured

Porter and the Pollies (Album Review)

In case you missed it, the Daily Beast named me one of the best music blogs on the Internet! Howard Wolfson had some nice things to say about the blog. He pointed out that I tend to go for a "twangy, lonesome" sound.Fact is, I've been wanting to move away from that for a while. I started this blog to discover (and help others discover) the kind of rock that gets your blood pumping,…See More
Feb 8
Rachel C posted a blog post

Porter and the Pollies (Album Review)

In case you missed it, the Daily Beast named me one of the best music blogs on the Internet! Howard Wolfson had some nice things to say about the blog. He pointed out that I tend to go for a "twangy, lonesome" sound.Fact is, I've been wanting to move away from that for a while. I started this blog to discover (and help others discover) the kind of rock that gets your blood pumping,…See More
Feb 5
A blog post by Rachel C was featured

Fifth on the Floor and Cowboy Mouth - BB King's (New York, NY) - Jan. 25, 2014

I haven't written a concert review in a good long time. But this one felt worth reflecting on. However, it's also a bit of a personal essay and who really cares about my relationship with music, right? So if you want to skip the self-indulgence, I've put the salient details about the concert in bold. When I saw that Fifth on the Floor was opening for Cowboy Mouth I was pleased and confused. Fifth on the Floor is a down-and-dirty Southern rock bar band -- the kind of pained intensity we know…See More
Jan 30
Rachel C posted a blog post

Fifth on the Floor and Cowboy Mouth - BB King's (New York, NY) - Jan. 25, 2014

I haven't written a concert review in a good long time. But this one felt worth reflecting on. However, it's also a bit of a personal essay and who really cares about my relationship with music, right? So if you want to skip the self-indulgence, I've put the salient details about the concert in bold. When I saw that Fifth on the Floor was opening for Cowboy Mouth I was pleased and confused. Fifth on the Floor is a down-and-dirty Southern rock bar band -- the kind of pained intensity we know…See More
Jan 27
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Careless Hearts -- Alum Rock (Album Review)

Alum Rock starts off conventionally enough -- jangly guitars and drums. But the first couplet is a little jarring:We're like potatoes in a basement With tendrils growing in every direction Uh...what? I thought this was a pop rock song? It's the little surprises that make Careless Hearts' third album so enjoyable. What's reliable is the quality of each song on the album; Careless Hearts knock it out of the park each time.Careless Hearts revel in the 90's-style alt rock and country, which means I…See More
Jan 21
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At 8:19pm on May 1, 2012, Hal Bogerd said…

"One Town Away" is a great disc. I received a review copy of "Sirens", their new disc, and it sounds like mainstream heartland rock. 

Blah.

At 6:00pm on May 1, 2012, Hal Bogerd said…

 That's okay. Hey, I ride a bike to work (but it isn't a single-speed Schwinn)!

Loved your post that inspired me to share the song.

Hal

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