As the sun sets on another music festival season, the last glimmers of light shine bright in Austin, Texas. They just finished up two weekends of ACL which most people think of as the last gasp of summer, but not. so. fast…In just under a month, the stages will go up again for Fun Fun Fun Fest! Now in its tenth year, FFF avoids … Continue reading Fun Fun Fun Fest 2015 Preview
A few days ago I heard a the debut release from Man Called War, a duo based out of Austin, TX. I was going back and forth trying to decide if I should write about it, as I tend to avoid most records so overtly religious. However, the songs work regardless of content, and I actually like them quite a bit. Rob Kelly and Maggie Foy … Continue reading A Man Called War-The Eastern Seaboard Demo
Alejandro Rose-Garcia has been winning over music fans and critics over the past few years, without every having a record put out by a label. Now that he’s done most of the heavy lifting, Dualtone got behind him to put out his new full-length, And The War Came. Shakey Graves signature sound of a man alone with his guitar in the middle of nowhere is … Continue reading Shakey Graves-And The War Came
Back in April I went to Schubas to see Blake Sennet’s new band Night Terrors of 1927. They were sandwiched between two bands I either hadn’t heard of or didn’t care about at the time. So I got to the show late, watched Night Terrors, and then left. The opening band that night was The Wind And The Wave. Having now heard their new LP (several times), I feel like a fool for not getting there early.
The duo capitalize on the recent popularization of americana in pop music. Generally I am against bands like this-Lumineers type stuff-but they do everything so perfectly that it’s impossible not to like. The marriage of lyric and melody is often so perfectly crafted that it feels like this record should have come out by now, written by a world famous band with many accolades and sales. Dwight Baker and Patricia Lynn may not be there yet, but with From The Wreckage they are well on their way.
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For some reason the name of this project threw me for a loop. As soon as I read meenk, I thought it was going to be a weird experi-metal band that fused the gutpunching guitars of Megadeth with the free-form jazz of David Sanborn. No idea why. Luckily it isn’t that at all. Rather it’s a singer/songwriter project that sounds more like one of The … Continue reading Meenk-Scamu Scau