Archive for May, 2014

Friday, May 30th, 2014

The early 60s saw Kip Anderson as both a soul singer and a disc jockey. Born in South Carolina, Kip found little success with his inaugural singles and fell back on a career as a radio dj, something he was good at but nowhere close to where his voice needed to be. He slowly got […]

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Our weekly two hour show on SIRIUS/XMU, channel 35, can be heard twice every Friday – Noon EST with an encore broadcast at Midnight EST. SIRIUS 343: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ T Rex – Explosive Mouth ++ Parquet Courts – You’ve Got Me Wonderin’ Now ++ David Bowie – Boys Keep Swinging […]

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

There should be a myth around David Thomas Broughton. There should be mystique. Something sinister. Darkness that spirals around his heart and mind. There could be a man with serious troubles, the kind of man who asks the same questions and makes the same statements over and over, to no one in particular; a man who “struggles with the […]

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Sunset’s closer to eight o’clock now and it’s muggier every damn day. Pretty soon it will be too hot in the house to think about anything other than the katydids bellowing outside the bedroom window. Kingsley Bloom’s “Hymn & Hawberry” is music for when the box fan dies. Brantley Jones’ hoarse tenor curls effortlessly with […]

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

In the hands of David T. Walker, “Lay Lady Lay,” a cornerstone of Dylan’s Nashville Skyline, slides into a jazzy, languid, space residing somewhere just shy of early 70s porn groove and after-midnight lounge. I use neither descriptor as pejorative. Found on the Tulsa-born session guitarists 1970 solo joint, Plum Happy, the track, while devoid […]

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

“You told me the day / that you show me your face / we’d be in trouble for a long time. / I can’t wait / ’til we’re afraid / of nothing.” This is how Sharon Van Etten opens her fourth album – with people who are afraid of revealing themselves. When Van Etten sings […]

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

On the back of Jerry David DeCicca’s Understanding Land, his first solo record after fronting folk combo The Black Swans for a decade, the songwriter describes a hike with Massachusetts naturalist Michael Metivier. While walking, Metivier explained the way trees are ripped from the ground during storms, and the way the holes left behind foster […]