Sermon On The Rocks, the latest album from singer/songwriter Josh Ritter, will be released on October 16th. It was announced this morning via Ritter’s social media and email newsletter, along with a new song “Getting Ready To Get Down.” It’s a bit different from most of Ritter’s music, and a LOT different from his previous record The Beast In Its Tracks. Recorded in New Orleans … Continue reading Josh Ritter Announces New Album-Stream The First Single!
Don’t be embarrassed if you don’t know the name James Booker. Just be glad that somebody does, and they made a great documentary about him. Through Lily Keber’s Bayou Maharajah, her first doc feature, we get the inside story on one of America’s greatest unknown musicians. Though it is a little bit longer than it needed to be, the narrative of the feature sticks to … Continue reading Bayou Maharajah-Chicago Premiere May 2nd at CIMM Fest
A couple weeks back, Pete Martin released the second single from his electro-dance project 90 Pounds Of Pete. We posted the first video, “Arms,” here a couple months ago, and I’m glad we didn’t have to wait too long before we got another tune from Martin. More good news for the former Young Jesus drummer, as his old band was inexplicably included in a Rolling … Continue reading 90 Pounds Of Pete-“Promiseland” (VIDEO)
I’ve been raving about Hurray For The Riff Raff for a couple years now. Their debut full-length is still a bit hard to find in the states, but it’s a great introduction to the music of New Orleans. I was shocked to see that My Dearest Darkest Neighbor was being released this past week-I thought it was out for a year already! I checked my … Continue reading Hurray For The Riff Raff-My Dearest Darkest Neighbor
When I think of world music, I never think of American names. For some reason the idea of “world” music sends me to Africa and Amadou & Mariam or AR Rahman in India. I suppose that thought process is, itself, quite American-too shortsighted about the world around us to think that making music in this genre isn’t something that only “they” do. Really, all music … Continue reading Kate Quinby-Tribute To Water