Excelsior-Gold Runs

A lot of music that gets sent to me follows a pretty similar formula. It makes sense, based on the stuff I write about, that new artists that make folk/rock/americana would find this website and shoot me an email. Sometimes, though, I get sent things that are nothing like the usual tracks I receive. Such is the case with Excelsior’s latest single, “Gold Runs.” The … Continue reading Excelsior-Gold Runs

Løv Li-Can’t Let You Go

After listening to the latest single from Løv Li, I can’t think of an artist with a more apt stage name. The way he mixes strings with his vocal, and the delivery of lyrics, creates a very powerful ballad. A classically trained violinist, Li has a deep understanding of how music works, and he uses this knowledge to provoke emotions and engage minds. Li has … Continue reading Løv Li-Can’t Let You Go

Maddy-Dum Dum Dum

Since the beginning of 2022, I’ve covered a disproportionate amount of Danish music. This is for a couple of reasons: One, I’ve received a lot of good music from people who just happen to be in that area, and two, it’s something that not many people in the States are covering right now. I’ve always been more interested in sharing things that people may not … Continue reading Maddy-Dum Dum Dum

Freddy Madson-Hanging In The Air

I love hearing new music. In fact, I love it so much that I do it as often as I can. The problem with listening to a lot of different music is that I often end up doing as much distracted listening as active listening. I miss a lot and have to be shaken back to focus. Sometimes it’s a conscious decision, and other times … Continue reading Freddy Madson-Hanging In The Air

The Wombats at Park West 2/3/22

As I stood outside Park West a few days ago, I tried to find ways to dissociate from my body to avoid freezing. I had arrived fifteen minutes before doors opened, but they were delayed for reasons unknown and the temperature was lingering in the single digits. I was eavesdropping on the conversation behind me in which a nice young man gave his girlfriend his … Continue reading The Wombats at Park West 2/3/22