I went on a little rant over at Songs:Illinois about how great the new Charlie Parr record is and how under reported it’s arrival was by mp3 bloggers. In fact I called `em all a bunch of little bitches. I […]
The stars have somehow aligned and conspired to bring us new honky-tonk records from both Dale Watson and Wayne “The Train” Hancock. I’ve compared and contrasted the two a bit and linked to three new songs over at Songs:Illinois. I […]
May 21 is the release date for the new record from Dave Alvin. Because of Chris Gaffney’s passing Dave Alvin’s put together a group of Guilty Women to replace his Guilty Men band. I think all that estrogen has an […]
The answer to the question: is anyone making really good rock n roll anymore can be found in the music of Terry Anderson and the Olympic Ass Kickin Team. The answer is a resounding yes! The band’s upcoming record is […]
One of the cool things I stumbled upon heading into and out of the Yard Dog during the Bloodshot party at SXSW was a hand painted lp cover of the new record by Tim Easton. Tim had done the artwork […]
As I was poking around the interweb for cool things to post on Songs:Illinois (more info here). I came across news of a new record from former V-Roys member Scott Miller. Since he is no longer on Sugar Hill it […]
If Michelle Shocked hadn’t gone off the deep end. Hadn’t been dropped by major labels. And hadn’t been such a radical figure I suspect she’d still be at the top of the Americana heap. It’s probably a little too late […]
Sometimes it’s a real struggle finding something just right to post on my blog. My first problem is I picture my readers as very tough critics who come to Songs:Illinois for a very specific sound or at least a certain […]
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