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.
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…Continue
Posted on April 29, 2014 at 6:00pm
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)…Continue
Posted on April 24, 2014 at 4:30pm
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…Continue
Posted on April 10, 2014 at 7:00pm
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,…Continue
Posted on April 8, 2014 at 3:30pm