Soulful, Cosmic, and Lovely, Valerie June’s ‘Astral Plane’ strikes the heart as otherworldly. Blending folk, soul, blues, and Appalachian traditional elements into a refreshingly timeless sound that sits outside any particular musical era, @TheValerieJune stands in a long and storied line of unique performers in Memphis, a city withRead More →

.@TedoStone was born to play rock and roll. Growing up in a family with a musical father and where brothers handed down bass guitars to younger siblings like old sweatshirts, Stone was fronting a band and playing in motorcycle bars around his hometown of Covington, Georgia, when he was 12Read More →

  .@ClareMeans is known in the LA music scene for her smoky voice, memorable melodies and thought provoking lyrics. She’s about to release her fourth studio album, Sidewalk Astronomy, a cohesive patchwork of musings on life in Los Angeles, love, forgiveness, and the recent loss of her estranged father.  AsRead More →

Review from NoCountryforNewNashville.It was Liz Cooper & The Stampede’s turn to put it down. This version of their lineup was a three piece, and I was immediately struck by how full and tight their sound was; chilled out psychedelic work, with tasty elements of jam mixed in for good measure.Read More →

NORWALK — The stacks of boxes throughout the empty apartment were Devan Mulvaney’s only company as he mixed his first album in August 2015. “I like to turn up the sound when no one else is around,” opens a slowly rolling, dreamily textured track titled “Oh Those Damn Butterflies.” “Don’tRead More →

Interview from . MEET THE BRO DYLAN: Alex Zinni (vocals/guitar), Matt Burtonshaw (bass) Mike Miller (drums) SCHOOL DAYS: The members of this local act first met when they were in third grade. “We all wanted to be in a band so I assigned roles to the guys,” says Zinni.Read More →

The Cradle (Deluxe Edition) bonus tracks by Colour Revolt   Review from . Following the release of their debut, the Oxford, Miss., band the Colour Revolt were dropped by local label Fat Possum, and three of the five members bolted. The remaining musicians, Jesse Coppenbarger and Sean Kirkpatrick, recruitedRead More →

Out in the Storm by Waxahatchee Review from . The title of Katie Crutchfield’s new album as Waxahatchee, Out in the Storm, might ring familiar to her longtime fans. After all, it was a snowstorm that once left the songwriter stranded in her parents’ Alabama home, an imposed seclusion that directlyRead More →

Awake at the Bottom of the Ocean by Andrew Joslyn Review from . Seattle area composer-arranger-violinist Andrew Joslyn has made a (slightly underground) name for himself lending his myriad talents to the work of other, more high-profile artists. He has worked with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pedro the Lion’s David Bazan and MarkRead More →