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Yearly archives for 2015

Hamilton – Original Broadway Cast Recording – 2015

Hamilton – Original Broadway Cast Recording – 2015

Buckle in, folks, because it’s about to get different up in here. In addition to my sometimes fanatical devotion to our mutt genre, I have a few other musical passions; namely, rap and musical theatre. Hamilton: An American Musical combines those passions with my healthy love of American history. Deep down, this makes a lot of sense. Needing […]

Review: Ryan Adams Covers Taylor Switft’s “1989”

Review: Ryan Adams Covers Taylor Switft’s “1989”

Holiday Hangout 2015 Tickets Available & Lineup Announced

Holiday Hangout 2015 Tickets Available & Lineup Announced

Start the countdown to December folks, because the Last Chance Records Holiday Hangout lineup has been announced and tickets are available. If you haven’t been before you should absolutely consider going: spend some time at the storied White Water Tavern in Little Rock with your favorite bands and some of the best friends you’ve never met. […]

The Rock Report- Great Peacock

The Rock Report- Great Peacock

Last night I had the great good fortune to see Great Peacock live for the first time. I’ve been listening to them for years now, their virtues lovingly espoused by their supporters over at This Is American Music, and I reviewed their debut album Making Ghosts right here.  While I undoubtedly enjoyed their music, it was seeing […]

Desperate Times: Old 97’s Covers For Charity

Desperate Times: Old 97’s Covers For Charity

I don’t know about you folks, but I’m pretty obsessed with covers. Whether it’s being lucky enough to see John Moreland play “Thunder Road” or watching Two Cow Garage rock through “Ohio” on the eve of the 2012 presidential election, artists playing songs they love will always be compelling. Desperate Times is the brainchild of the […]

New Uncle Tupelo Tribute

New Uncle Tupelo Tribute

The folks over at Chapel Records have been working on a treat- a tribute to Uncle Tupelo featuring some of our favorite artists! Two Cow Garage, Have Gun Will Travel, Drag the River, and Empty Orchestra each play a classic Tupelo song. Check it out over on their website– they’re looking for interest to see […]

THUNDERBITCH!

THUNDERBITCH!

Alabama Shakes frontwoman, Brittany Howard, has a side project that surfaces from time to time in the Nashville scene called Thunderbitch. Well, Thunderbitch went and dropped an album this week and it’s everything I wanted the new Alabama Shakes album to be but wasn’t. Check out the video below, stream the entire album over on […]

Around The Web – Late August Edition

Around The Web – Late August Edition

We’ve been awful quiet this week, there’s a lot of real life stuff going on for all us and that’s put a bit of a damper on our output. Unfortunately you can expect things to be sporadic for a couple more weeks due to my schedule if nothing else. However slammed we are there’s been […]

Matt Phelan is Probably Cooler Than You

Matt Phelan is Probably Cooler Than You

For the last five months Matt Phelan, bassist for the now defunct Truckstop Darlin’, has been hiking across the country. At this point he’s covered over 2,100 miles, on foot! He’s been hiking The Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico and is currently in Washington, headed for Canada. As far as social media goes he’s been […]

Joey Kneiser / Kelly Smith – Live From Standard Deluxe – Release

Joey Kneiser / Kelly Smith – Live From Standard Deluxe – Release

If you aren’t living under a rock then you’ve probably already heard about this release by the time this post goes live but here are the details straight from Cory over at This Is American Music: Hey guys, so I think most of y’all are aware that a Joey Kneiser full length is coming out […]