Top 50 Albums Of 2015

   50. Jeff Bridges-Sleeping Tapes 49. Gary Clark jr-The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim 48. Ultimate Painting-Green Lanes 47. Lionel O-MLO 46. California Wives-Heavy 45. Dave Rawlings Machine-Nashville Obsolete 44. Rhiannon Giddens-Tomorrow Is My Turn 43. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds-Chasing Yesterday 42. Hiatus Kaiyote-Choose Your Weapon   41. St Lenox-10 Songs About Memory And Hope 40. In Tall Buildings-Driver 39. Big Grams-Big Grams 38. Jessica Pratt-On … Continue reading Top 50 Albums Of 2015

On a personal note…with Patrick Tape-Fleming

   For some reason I have always been drawn to and try to write songs that could tear a soul apart. Songs that take the blame for failure. Songs that reference melody and or lyrics from other songs to make the point dig in even deeper. Songs that long for a simpler time, as a child or in a dream maybe. It was not until … Continue reading On a personal note…with Patrick Tape-Fleming

Hasty Revelations Showcase: 1/26/2014 At The Empty Bottle

In just a few days there is a show at The Empty Bottle that I put together to showcase some of the bands that recorded Hasty Revelations sessions in 2013. This is our second year in a row at the Bottle, and I couldn’t be more excited about the lineup. Last year we had four bands playing a free show on a Tuesday night in … Continue reading Hasty Revelations Showcase: 1/26/2014 At The Empty Bottle

H.D. Harmsen-Song For Judy (Video Premiere)

Early this morning I got an email from H.D. Harmsen asking if I’d like to premiere his video for “Song For Judy.” His album had it’s debut on Paste Magazine’s website. A step down today, for sure, but I’m thrilled that he asked me. If you don’t know Harmsen, he had his hand in a couple of my favorite albums last year. His own release … Continue reading H.D. Harmsen-Song For Judy (Video Premiere)

Gloom Balloon-You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Disaster/Fix The Sunshine Pts 1-7 (An Ode To Bill Doss)

After over a decade doing somersaults across stages as one fourth of The Poison Control Center, Patrick Tape-Fleming has taken a deeper look inward on his new project, Gloom Balloon. The loud guitars and screaming are gone (mostly), making room for a more subtle balance of musical experimentation and sincere songwriting. The album is broken into two halves-the first a crazy exploration through musical genres, … Continue reading Gloom Balloon-You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Disaster/Fix The Sunshine Pts 1-7 (An Ode To Bill Doss)