Live Show Review: The Band Of Heathens

Twenty minutes before showtime, the stage at the Basement East was already ensconced by fans waiting for The Band of Heathens. In the Nashville music scene, where being fashionably late is the norm and tour managers often usher a lurking… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 4/7/17

Craig Brown Band–The Lucky Ones Forget Detroit’s Craig Brown released his debut full-length via Third Man Records (SWOON), and it’s a countrified hum-dinger. Equal parts honky-tonk hillbilly and dive bar derelict, Brown has crafted a rock and pedal steel-infused collection… Continue Reading

Album Review: Imelda May – Life. Love. Flesh. Blood

It has been three years since Irish singer-songwriter Imelda May’s last studio release.  Drawing on her personal changes during that time–primarily the end of her eighteen year marriage–May has crafted an intimate and revealing work with her upcoming fifth album… Continue Reading

“50 Cent Smile” – New Music from Charles Ellsworth

Brooklyn transplant Charles Ellsworth escaped the harsh New York City winter to return to his roots in Arizona and record his new album, Cesaréa, set for release on May 26th via Burro Borracho Records. Ellsworth joined forces with producer Bob Hoag (Courtney… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 3/3/17

The Kernal – Light Country There’s something refreshingly familiar about Light Country, the new full-length record from Jackson, Tennessee-based red suit wearing traditionalist, The Kernal, out via John Paul White’s Single Lock Records. With quick-witted lyrics that encompass everything from a knock-kneed ballerina who… Continue Reading

Pew Playlist: 3 Albums That Should Be On Your Radar, 2/24/17

Aaron Watson – Vaquero For the uninitiated, there’s country, and then, there’s Texas country. Veteran music-maker Aaron Watson‘s latest release, Vaquero, is a beautiful example of just that; between the radio-friendly tracks on the ambitious 16-song stunner are the real gems–songs like “They… Continue Reading