Posts tagged "folk"

New Music Monday: The Lone Bellow's crazy story and debut

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There’s not a lot of info out there yet on these guys — their webpage is mind-bendingly simple — but it’s hard to believe that lead jammer Zach Williams couldn’t play the guitar and sing until a friend told him to, considering he’s so good at it now. Back up… Williams’ wife was left nearly paralyzed... Read more »

Banjo vs. Ukulele: Pros and Cons

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I’ve always said that I’ll never end up with a tattoo because if there’s an extra $300, there will always be another drum to buy. And I tend to spend an inordinate amount of time planning these next instrument purchases – quite often three or four instruments into the future. Before my lovely Fender Strat... Read more »

Trampled by Turtles "Alone" Live at KDHX 12/17/11

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Pretty sure I’m just now hearing about these guys (I dunno — a lot of microbrewed beers have been consumed between 2004 and the present). Trampled by Turtles, however, has put out SIX albums since their debut. First of all, I would voluntarily trample actual turtles to have that band name. Second — I’m still... Read more »
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New Music Monday (Tues edition): Good Old War, Come Back as Rain album review

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This band has actually been around since 2008, but… that’s still pretty new. If you’d had a kid then, you wouldn’t be tired of it yet, would you? A cat, maybe. Regardless. The cool thing about Good Old War (besides the music and rockin hair) is that the band name comes from the members’ surnames:... Read more »

Side Projects Week closes with a song... or four live ones

Side Projects Week has been a blast. Thanks for playing. Here’s a best of the rest (that I can think of real quick)… * Jenny and Johnny Jenny Lewis was in Rilo Kiley. Johnathan Rice was just kinda doing his thing out in the desert. They started dating and, well.. This is actually their main... Read more »
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