Eddie Angel of Los Straitjackets coaxed the devil out of his guitar Saturday afternoon at a quiet little food and music festival in Stanwood, Washington. I first heard of Los Straitjackets while reading They Came to Nashville by Marshall Chapman. I saw Ms. Chapman perform in Nashville in June of this year and purchased her […]
Bob Dylan, Leon Russell, Drive-By Truckers* August 16th, 2011 Merriweather Post-Pavilion, Columbia MD * Remember this Drive-By Truckers story we ran seven years ago?? Well, the Truckers seem to be doing pretty well for themselves! If there was ever an artist desperately in need of more recognition and exposure, Leon Russell should be at the […]
I will admit to never thinking much of the Planet of the Apes franchise. As a kid, I remember seeing the original movies on the Disney Channel late at night and wondering why Charlton Heston was so mad at those guys dressed in silly ape costumes. His infamous line – “get your paws off me, […]
araabMuzik – né Abraham Orellana – has made a name for himself in recent years, producing sinister beats for the likes of Busta Rhymes, Hell Rell, and Fabolous, and he’s played more than a small part in the surge in popularity of Cam’ron and Vado. So when Electronic Dream, which is really more a mixtape […]
Whistler, BC has been a multi-family vacation destination for us over the last 12 summers. We hang out with the kids during the day; but at night, we leave the children with babysitters and hit the village. We usually end the evening at Dubh Linn Gate, the best Irish pub in Whistler. At night, there […]
If the devil is truly in the detail, then he’s certainly in this book.
A Different Kind of Loud: Earth and Ô Paon play Kalamazoo’s The Strutt on 6.11.11
There is a time and a place for everything – a time to get up and dance, and a time to slow down, to listen and go inward. Tones, the sophomore album from Small Sur, provides that downtempo vibe we all need every now and then. It is slowcore folk in its finest form; it […]