It seems warranted today to drop in a brief mention about the latest Austin City Limits episode featuring half-hour segments by Nick Lowe and the Swell Season; it aired last night in our neck of the woods, and perhaps yours […]
UPDATED WITH DAY 2 AND DAY 3, BELOW First, to explain the headline: Central Texas band the Dedringers has a song called “All My Friends Are Goin’ Into The Institution”, a clever and supremely catchy little ditty about watching all […]
Year-end mixtapes, er, mixdiscs, er, mix-iTunes playlists….everybody’s got one. (I suppose the coolest of the cool get ’em pressed up on vinyl these days.) Not that you asked, but here’s mine. And, with turnabout being fair play, I will ask […]
Ballots are listed in ranked order from top to bottom; the number is the total points they received. Ballots submitted unranked were scored at an average 5.5 points for each entry. Peter Blackstock, editor/columnistBasia Bulat, Oh My Darling 10Ben Sollee, […]
The Avett Brothers find themselves in an unusual situation at the dawning of 2009. Much of the country has just been through an extraordinarily difficult year. The music industry is morphing into an entirely different animal, with the value of […]
READERS POLL! By popular demand, we’ve added an ND Readers Poll. The results are here NEW ADDITION! See all the voters’ individual ballots here Turns out that Barack Obama wasn’t the only runaway victor Bruce Springsteen made it his personal […]
If 2008 was the year the masses finally became acquainted with the extraordinary talent of Glen Hansard through his Oscar-winning song with Marketa Irglova under the name Swell Season it’s likely that Hansard would be the first to tell you […]
In his year-end review of Marah’s 2008 album a couple days ago, my colleague Paul Cantin mused about how we tend to look forward to a new year with a sense of hope, optimistic at the promise that a fresh […]
Besides having perhaps the hardest surname to spell in all of indie-rock, Lara Meyerratken is also an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and singer who has recorded and toured with an impressive array of melodic pop acts. Since rising to the fore as […]
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