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”

Ryan Joseph Anderson-City Of Vines

I’ve been a fan of Ryan Joseph Anderson for a long while now. I first came across him as a guitarist in Michele McGuire’s band back in 2012. Then I saw him open a couple shows as a solo act, appearing with a backup vocalist. Most recently I caught him, once again on guitar, playing one of the most splendid guitar solos I’ve seen along … Continue reading Ryan Joseph Anderson-City Of Vines

A Day In The Country Turns 10!

You know summer is coming when The Hideout announces A Day In The Country. This is the 10th anniversary of the one-day festival, celebrating musicians from all forms of Country music. Curated by Lawrence Peters of The Lawrence Peters Outfit, music fans will enjoy everything from Americana and Honky Tonk to Western Swing. Plus, Grammy winner Jim Lauderdale will be performing songs from his 30+ … Continue reading A Day In The Country Turns 10!

Kiefer Sutherland at Thalia Hall 5/21/2017

It’s easy to write off Kiefer Sutherland’s music career as a vanity project, but after seeing him live I can assure you it is not. I actually figured that out when I saw that his debut album was produced by Jude Cole, a singer/songwriter who’s been making music for over 30 years. Together they turned Sutherland’s collection of songs he’s been writing for as long … Continue reading Kiefer Sutherland at Thalia Hall 5/21/2017

Be Safe Goodbye, A New Record By The All-About

I’ve been following the music of The All-About for a few years now. I was instantly a fan the first time I heard the song “Feel Weird Hit Of The Winter” off 2012’s Winterpop. Something about Zac Coe’s music connects with me more intensely than most, so I’m happy to count him not only as a big part of my life’s soundtrack but also a … Continue reading Be Safe Goodbye, A New Record By The All-About

Song Premiere-“All Your CDs” by The All-About

I’ve been a fan of Zac Coe’s music project The All-About for a few years now. It’s been almost three years since his last full-length, Suburban Heart, was released. On April 1st he is putting out the long-awaited follow-up Be Safe Goodbye. We’ve been talking about the record for a while now, and he was nice enough to let me premiere a song for you … Continue reading Song Premiere-“All Your CDs” by The All-About

Whitney-No Woman (Video)

  This video has everything: cute dogs, guys throwing axes at trees, people lighting cigarettes with sparklers, skipping stones on a lake and throwing smoke bombs in the water. I’m not sure how good that last thing is for the water or the ecosystem it’s a part of, but it looks neat. I imagine this is the kind of video Todd Philips would make if he … Continue reading Whitney-No Woman (Video)