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Jam of the Day | Patterson Hood – Come Back Little Star

Photo by Andy Tennille Patterson Hood, the storytelling frontman of Athens, Georgia’s Drive-By Truckers, is getting ready to release his third solo album, Heat Lightning Rumbles In The Distance, on September 9th (ATO Records). The first track from the album is this gorgeous song co-written by Hood and Kelly Hogan (whose own solo record from … Read more

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Hopscotch Music Festival | Days One and Two in Photos

Robert Pollard of Guided by Voices | Photo by Aggie Donkar Much, much more coming, but here is a taste of what we’ve seen thus far at the 2011 Hopscotch Music Festival. It’s been a blast thus far, and even though our heads hurt, our ears are still ringing, and our feet are KILLING us, … Read more

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Jam of the Day | The War On Drugs – Baby Missiles

Photo by Graham Tolbert “Baby Missiles” perfectly illustrates everything I adore about musical juxtaposition. ’80s synth pop mixed with country-rock? Yes, please. I’ll have that. The War On Drugs frontman, Adam Granduciel, has a purposefully wobbly delivery on “Baby Missiles” that reminds me a little bit of Mark Knopfler on Dire Straits’ “Walk of Life.” … Read more

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Hopscotch Music Festival 2011 | The Speakers-Endorsed Track

Goooood Lawd! This little blog cannot BELIEVE it is almost the start of September – that means the 2011 Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina is quickly approaching! Two out of the four of us just celebrated the dawning of LouFest II in Saint Louis. Now, it’s time to start doing liver calisthenics, training … Read more

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Hopscotch 2011 Lineup Announced!

The initial list of names for Raleigh’s Hopscotch Music Festival was announced this morning, and holy shiz, we are excited!  The Flaming Lips, GBV, and DBT lead the pack for the main stage, but there is a solid list of small-club headlining bands as well.  And if things work they way they did last year, … Read more