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.
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…Continue
Posted on February 18, 2014 at 11:00am
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…Continue
Posted on February 9, 2014 at 9:00am
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…
Posted on February 5, 2014 at 6:00pm
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…
Posted on January 27, 2014 at 8:30pm