A couple times a week, someone will come up to Lola Kirke and call her “Hai-lai,” parroting the loving mispronunciation of her Mozart in the Jungle co-star Gael García Bernal’s conductor character Rodrigo. As far as crosses to bear go, she admits it’s a fairly light one.
Speaking with Aquarium Drunkard, the actor/songwriter connected the threads between her dual disciplines.
For more than three decades, Jeff Tweedy has written about his fear of being misunderstood. First as one-half of the songwriting team in the pioneering alternative country band Uncle Tupelo, then as the leader of […]
47 years after its original release and resounding commercial failure, the Hampton Grease Band’s Music To Eat stands as a crucial entry in the experimental American music canon. Roaring out of Atlanta in the late […]
Nearly five-and-a-half decades into his career, David Crosby might finally be hitting fourth gear. A new record, Here If You Listen , his second in collaboration with vocalists Michelle Willis and Becca Stevens , along with Mike League of Snarky Puppy , is sweeping and […]
Loudon Wainwright III can’t help but look back lately. Last year, the 72-year-old songwriter released a memoir, Liner Notes: On Parents & Children, Exes & Excess, Death & Decay & a Few of My Other Favorite […]
On Kurt Vile’s guitar epic “Bassackwards,” a highlight from the Philadelphia singer/songwriter’s newly released seventh album Bottle It In, Vile sings about “chilling out/but with a very drifting mind.” That “drifting mind” is an […]
You might not pick up on it by listening to the serene, enveloping sounds of composer Sarah Davachi’s Gave In Rest , but the record was born out of unsettled times. Written mostly during the nine months […]
“Elk River Blues” can be used as a road map to the solo music of Nathan Bowles. In 2012, as an end to his first album, A Bottle, A Buckeye, the song—written by fiddler Ernie Carpenter as an […]
As the cliche goes, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” But a lot of life and a lot of plans went into the making of C’es La Vie, Matthew Houck’s new […]
Yoko Ono is the definition of an essential follow. Over on Twitter , she’s a fount of wisdom and humor. Take this recent missive: “Art does many things to society, most of which is beneficial to […]
Just over a year ago, The Beths were a little-known pop-rock band with a promising EP to their name and a full-length album stuck in the sort of slo-mo creative process that often encumbers musicians with real […]
Japan has a long and fascinating history with psychedelic music, and its breadth of style is something increasingly reflected in the work of bands like Kikagaku Moyo, who are set to release their latest full length, the […]
On its debut album, Everything’s Better , rock & roll combo One Eleven Heavy weave together various threads of choogling psychedelia —some Dead here, some Neil Young there, more than a little NRBQ and Little Feat — into […]
Time has not dulled Richard Thompson. On his new record 13 Rivers , the 69-year-old’s guitar sounds as barbed as ever, ringing with the same rawness that defines past masterpieces like Shoot Out the Lights and Sweet Warrior. […]
Magic lurks around the corners in AMC’s Lodge 49 , a late-summer blur of Pynchionian mystery, beach bum charm, and golden hour SoCal haze. Written and created by Jim Gavin, author of the bleakly funny 2013 short story […]