Archive for August, 2017

Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Last year, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Kayla Cohen released Open to Chance under her Itasca banner. In his review for Aquarium Drunkard, Tyler Wilcox admitted the temptation to call the album’s slow burning, psychedelically-tinged folk rock “the perfect autumn soundtrack,” noting the album would sound just as good in the spring or summer. And he’s been […]

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Earlier this year Ultimate Painting’s Jack Cooper slid us an early version of his new solo album, Sandgrown. At nine tracks we were immediately drawn to its sparse, tranquil, yet personal offerings […]

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Continuing to effortlessly distill the sounds and traditions of Southern Appalachia, the British Isles, and the rolling ranch land of their rural Saskatchewan home, second cousins Kacy Anderson and Clayton Linthicum return with The Siren’s Song. Their fourth long-player and second with a backing band – this time comprised of their touring outfit, Shuyler Jansen […]

Monday, August 28th, 2017

For the follow-up to 2016’s The Rarity of Experience, sprawling, expansive double LP, Chris Forsyth and his Solar Motel comrades take a more spare/skeletal path. For one thing, Forsyth handles all the guitar work on Dreaming In The Non-Dream himself, leaving a bit more space in the mix, and allowing the stellar rhythm section of bassist […]

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Last year’s Imaginational Anthem: The Private Press, was one of the best compilations in quite some time, bringing to light a host of extremely obscure guitarists from the 1970s and 1980s — players who lurked in the considerable shadows of Fahey, Basho, Bull and Kottke, but still managed to find their own voices. Of course, […]

Friday, August 25th, 2017

There’s been no shortage of national focus on Arizona of late. The president showed up, there was trouble; our disgraced former sheriff slithered back into the headlines; and a federal judge ruled racism as the main factor in a ban on ethnic studies in Arizona schools. From the outside, Arizona likely seems like a land […]

Friday, August 25th, 2017

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 492: Jean Michel Bernard – Générique Stephane ++ Rosebud – Interstellar Overdrive ++ Talking Heads – I Zimbra ++ Gal Costa – Relance ++ Lee “Scratch” Perry – City […]