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Wheel of Fortunepalooza?
By Sarah on March 31, 2010
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.
Posted in Upcoming Events | Tagged lollapalooza
Wow, That’s a Good Song: Laura Marling, “Devil’s Spoke”
By Sarah on March 30, 2010
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.
Posted in Sharing | Tagged laura marling | 1 Response
This Week in Great Music: 3/29 – 4/4
By Sarah on March 29, 2010
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.
Posted in Upcoming Events | Tagged a lull, alejandro escovedo, angel taylor, audra mae, beach house, bear in heaven, bottom lounge, cara salimando, congress theater, cymbals eat guitars, daniel knox, daniel merriweather, deerhunter, double door, freelance whales, green river ordinance, group of altos, hard rock cafe, haywood yards, hospital ships, ingrid michaelson, janelle monae, joanna newsom, light pollution, lincoln hall, martyrs', mat kearney, mayer hawthorne and the count, megan mccormick, metro, micachu and the shapes, miike snow, mike middleton, miles kurosky, mucca pazza, old town school of folk music, passion pit, robin pecknold, schubas, seabear, seafarer, serena maneesh, shearwater, soley, spoon, steve poltz, subterranean, suns, talk normal, tamara bedricky, the aragon, the powwows, the riviera, the ruby suns, the vic, the watson twins, this is versailles, toro y moi, tune-yards, uncommon ground, vedera, via tania, woodhands, wye oak, xiu xiu, young sun, zola jesus
Album Review: Nightjar, “Hometown Stranger”
By Sarah on March 28, 2010
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.
Posted in Album Reviews | Tagged nightjar | 1 Response
Hooray for Covers! JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound, “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart”
By Sarah on March 24, 2010
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?
Posted in Sharing | Tagged jc brooks & the uptown sound
Newport Folk Festival: July 30 – August 1
By Sarah on March 24, 2010
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.
Posted in Upcoming Events | Tagged aa bondy, andrew bird, ben sollee, brandi carlile, calexico, chris thile, cory chisel and the wandering sons, daniel martin moore, edward sharpe & the magnetic zeros, john prine, justin townes earle, newport folk festival, nneka, o'death, preservation hall jazz band, punch brothers, richie havens, sarah jarosz, sharon jones & the dap kings, steve martin & the steep canyon rangers, tao seeger, the avett brothers, the felice brothers, the swell season, yim yames | 1 Response