Wheel of Fortunepalooza?

With high profile summer festivals constantly trying to find new and interesting ways to reveal their lineups, Lollapalooza figured out a way to do it that will have the whole internet talking. . . . → Read More: Wheel of Fortunepalooza?

Wow, That’s a Good Song: Laura Marling, “Devil’s Spoke”

Honestly, this song is kind of perfect. The album version features Mumford & Sons, and the whole thing is just terribly intense. It’s going to be pretty awesome to watch Laura Marling continue to grow as a singer and songwriter. . . . → Read More: Wow, That’s a Good Song: Laura Marling, “Devil’s Spoke”

This Week in Great Music: 3/29 – 4/4

And so it begins – the slow trickle of bands, big and small, making its way to our fair city after playing a ridiculous amount of shows in a ridiculous amount of venues in Austin. The month is only going to get busier, so hang on, it’ll be a wild ride. . . . → Read More: This Week in Great Music: 3/29 – 4/4

Album Review: Nightjar, “Hometown Stranger”

Nightjar is a sextet based out of Indianapolis (see, local-ish), which formed in 2007 as a duo and quickly gained members after that. With influences such as the Old 97′s, Wilco, and Ryan Adams, Nightjar has a decidedly alt country sound, but the music is so much more than that. . . . → Read More: Album Review: Nightjar, “Hometown Stranger”

Hooray for Covers! JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart”

While their own original music is fantastic, it’s hard to resist this soulful take on the popular Wilco song. And what could be better than an up-and-coming Chicago band covering a true Chicago musical legend? . . . → Read More: Hooray for Covers! JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart”

Newport Folk Festival: July 30 – August 1

You can tell that summer is rapidly approaching, given the number of festival line-ups that are tumbling in. The Newport Folk Festival, in (where else) Newport, Rhode Island, has announced its lineup for its 2010 festival. . . . → Read More: Newport Folk Festival: July 30 – August 1