Tag Archives | rock

Mikal Cronin

Mikal Cronin is back with MCII, his second album and first with Merge Records, out on May 7. It’s killer harmonies, fuzzy, shimmery guitar tones, piano, viola, violin and even slide guitar, all add up together to destroy the sophomore slump ji…

Futurebirds – Baba Yaga

Not to get all Almost Famous on you, but the closest I have ever come to death was while I was standing on an Athens, Georgia street with the members of Futurebirds. I was there for Athfest, the great music festival, and I had just met the guys in the band. We were watching some [...]

Top Jam: “I’ll Be Gone” by Oblivians

Rolling Stone says its been over 15 years. Pitchfork says 16. Pitchfork likes to be exact. Either way, it’s been a long fuckin’ time since the Oblivians released their last studio album, Play 9 Songs with Mr Quintron, a rough-edged set of punked up southern soul, gospel, and rhythm and blues music which should be [...]

Cayucas

It’s been pretty cold where I live. Mother Nature has been teasing us with hints of spring for the past few weeks. Giving us a warm day followed by a week of cold days. The forecast looks to be in our favor, finally, with consistent warm days co…

Play Me: “The Sound of Law” by Daughn Gibson

How could one not be impressed with All Hell, the 2012 debut record by Daughn Gibson? With an unlikely combination of downtempo-electro, hip-hop, country and western, and trucker music, the man practically invented a genre all his own. And as if the vision wasn’t impressive enough, there was the voice — A strong and foreboding [...]

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