Saturday, April 25, 2015

Photos + Words | Sleater-Kinney + THEESatisfaction at The Pageant in St. Louis


Words by Jason Gonulsen

I didn't discover Sleater-Kinney until late last year. My excuse is that around the time they were hitting their stride in the 90s, I was obsessively listening to Neil Young and Bob Dylan, and I had time for little else. If you know me, this is my excuse for pretty much everything music-related; but it's also the reason why this site exists.

I'll admit that I became interested in Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, and Janet Weiss not because of Portlandia (I don't watch much television), but because I was intrigued that they were reuniting not to simply tour old material. They were releasing a new album, No Cities To Love.

This matters. At least it matters to me. Sure, the OutKast tour last year was fun, but it was nothing more than a re-hash for top dollar. After seeing Sleater-Kinney last night, their approach seemed different -- there was a certain creative fire still burning, a flower yet to bloom.

Please enjoy these photos by Nate Burrell, and catch Sleater-Kinney on tour.


Friday, April 24, 2015

Video | Sam Amidon - Blue Mountains

Happy Friday, friends. We'd like to direct your immediate attention to Sam Amidon's new video for "Blue Mountains," which comes from the fantastic Lily-O that was released last year. We hope you like it as much as we do, and we also hope you have a tremendous weekend. Cheers.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

[Throwback Thursday] Superdrag - I'm Expanding My Mind

Wrapped around me like a smoke ring 
Had me set up like a coke sting 
I'm still doing five to seven 
Wishing liars got to Heaven


Jam of the Day | Brown Bird - Bannermen

via Bandcamp

"Bannermen" is an excellent track off  Brown Bird's forthcoming and final album, Axis Mundi. The Rhode Island duo went on hiatus in early 2013 after songwriter David Lamb was diagnosed with leukemia, and it was during this time that Axis Mundi took shape. Unfortunately Lamb passed away in April 2014, and his musical partner MorganEve Swain will release Brown Bird's last album to honor him on the one year anniversary of his passing.

Enjoy "Bannermen" below and the full stream of Axis Mundi via NPR

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jam of the Day | Liza Anne- Take It Back

Photo by Kristen Abigail
Nashville artist, Liza Anne, is getting ready to release her second record titled, Two. With the anticipation of Anne's new writings, she has released "Take It Back", which will be featured on her upcoming record. Pre-orders will start May 5. I'm excited to see what Liza Anne has in store since her sound has drastically changed since her debut record that released just a little over a year go. In the meantime, listen to "Take It Back" below and purchase it on iTunes