If we had a car, we would want to be your musical taxi this week to make sure you get to where you need to be … and that you prioritize each of the below […]
For the second year in a row, I’m breaking down the top songs of the year by region. Location and love probably influence songwriting more than anything else and it’d be hard to make a […]
Earlier this month, Andrew Bird released I Want to See Pulaski at Night (Amazon MP3 & Spotify) – a new seven song, thirty-two-minute-long EP. A follow up to last year’s Hands of Glory, the EP […]
Oh, what we wouldn’t give to revisit that summer of long ago when – for one sweet night – the timbre of Jeff Tweedy’s raspy voice could be heard echoing through the streets of Park […]
EDITOR’S NOTE: Check it! I got to write the announcement below on the Newport Folk Festival’s blog to break the news of Andrew Bird’s spot on the bill this summer. Bird’s addition follows Shovels & Rope and The Lone […]
It doesn’t happen all that often that I get to gush about the amazing music of real-life friends on this thing. Today, though, is an exception due to the existence of Brooklyn’s own Bridget Davis, […]
Andrew Combs (Nashville) – Alongside of gcb favorites Rayland Baxter, Caitlin Rose, and Angel Snow, Dallas-native Andrew Combs comes from a new breed of young Americana songwriters in Nashville. Last week, Combs released Worried Man […]
Keeping it short and sweet this week, y’all. The most notable shows are undeniably the two back-to-backs by Andrew Bird this Friday and Saturday at Beacon — both of which have yet to sell out, […]
The past couple of weeks have consisted of a slew of amazing live shows, the first and perhaps most amazing of which being the Andrew Bird set I got the chance to see at WNYC’s […]
New Yorkers – there are so many shows for conversation this week that it’s tough to highlight just one or two. But we’ll try.
One I’m most excited about is Andrew Bird’s Friday afternoon set with Soundcheck Live at The Greene Space. His latest album, ‘Break It Yourself,’ has so far topped my list of 2012 faves, and from past shows I’ve seen of his, I’ve learned one thing: expect a lot, and he’ll deliver. This show sold out a day after it was announced, but I suggest checking StubHub for last minute tickets day of. If you’re still out of luck, definitely watch the live stream on the GS site. The show’s at 2 pm, so plug in your headphones, and don’t tell your boss. Or better yet, become your own boss.
Also, a band who was recently announced as among the ranks of Newport Folk Fest-ers taking to the stage this July is First Aid Kit – and Wednesday is your chance to check out the folk country duo at Webster Hall. Below is their video for ‘Emmylou,’ one of my personal favorites.
Not to go without mention is Delta Spirit, who’s touring to promote their new album. It’s quite a departure from the last, and I’m still on the fence; they’ll play Webster Hall with WATERS on Thursday for a sold out show. And also if, like me, you missed out on last Friday’s Bowerbirds show and therefore missed out on one of their awesome opening bands, Mandolin Orange, you’ve been granted a second chance. You can catch ’em tonight at 10 pm at Rockwood Music Hall.
Honestly, all the acts playing this week deserve their own write-up, so I recommend giving them a listen online and catching what you can. The calendar follows:
It’s that time again folks. It came sooner this month than any other. Andrew Bird (Chicago) – Kicking off this month’s six is an album I’m enjoying more than any new album that I’ve heard […]
Before we all start fighting about the best albums of 2010, I thought I would throw out this list from Paste of this year’s best covers. Maybe I just had low expectations, but this list […]