Southwest Songslingers Flourish at Bottom on Friday Night

Review and Photo by: Joseph Hayes It's no secret that a countrified resurgence in Indie music has been in vogue for some time now. Don a vintage western, invest in an old hollow body guitar and stock up on obscure Will Oldham records and you're halfway there. But, only at the risk of your own talent and intentions. Thankfully, Friday's bill at the Bottom put just enough of a distinctive spin on the twenty-first century Indie rock rodeo. Unfortunately, I was unable to catch much of AB and the Sea, who transitionally hail from Wisconsin and San Francisco. I thought [...]

Episode 149: Noise Pop 2009 Preview (Part 1)

[podcast][/podcast] Listen to the podcast here. This week's podcast episode is the first of two mixes spotlighting some of the many excellent bands performing during the 2009 Noise Pop Music Festival. We're pleased to be partnering with Noise Pop this year to once again deliver comprehensive coverage before, during, and after the festival. This episode features ten great songs from a mix of local and touring artists. About the bands: Thee Oh Sees ("Ghost in the Trees") kick off the show with an excellent song from their 2008 album The Master's Bedroom Is Worth Spending A Night In. Catch their [...]

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