Katie Toupin-Moroccan Ballroom

The title of Katie Toupin‘s debut EP evokes a kind of fantastical vision of a faraway land full of adventure and excitement. Instead, it’s the name of the recording studio in Los Angeles where the record was recorded live-truly an adventure in it’s own right. This is a confident and passionate performance of Toupin’s first new music since departing from indie rockers Houndmouth in 2016. … Continue reading Katie Toupin-Moroccan Ballroom

H.C. McEntire-“Quartz In The Valley”

Monday mornings are always rough, but winter Monday’s are especially painful. It’s days like these I’m thankful for the good folks at Merge who always seem to have something new in my inbox to get my week going. This new single from H.C. McEntire is hitting all the right notes for me, so maybe today won’t be so bad. Almost left behind until Kathleen Hanna … Continue reading H.C. McEntire-“Quartz In The Valley”

Cousin Dud-Sunspots

Back in October, Cousin Dud released a new record called Sunspots. You probably haven’t heard of it because Cousin Dud is as bad as I am about self-promotion. I’d been emailing with Matt Carmichael around that time, and I don’t think he ever mentioned that they were putting out any new music. Luckily, I was poking around Spotify last night to fill out my top … Continue reading Cousin Dud-Sunspots

Dunn Dunn Fest Night 1: Beat Kitchen

   What a magical night to kick off Dunn Dunn Fest 2016! With great shows lined up all over town, I went with my gut and picked the Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes show at Beat Kitchen. Once again I was made to look like a genius-the Nashvillains blew the roof off the house just as I expected. The opening acts, Chicagoan Jared Rabin and Kansas … Continue reading Dunn Dunn Fest Night 1: Beat Kitchen