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Yearly archives for 2015

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Self Titled – 2015

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats – Self Titled – 2015

My introduction to Nathaniel Rateliff was the 2012 Revival Tour; I’d gone to see Cory Branan and Chuck Ragan, but the rest of the audience was there to see Laura Jane Grace (then Tom Gabel) and an impromptu Alkaline Trio reunion. I hadn’t expected Rateliff. Instead of a shouting folk set or a swaggering punk […]

Justin Wells – Solo Album – PledgeMusic Campaign

Justin Wells – Solo Album – PledgeMusic Campaign

Around these parts Justin Wells is a name that’s well respected. Since the demise of Fifth on the Floor he’s decided to put out a solo album. There’s a lot of crowdfunding options out there and Justin has decided to go with PledgeMusic and you ought to just go ahead and pop over to his […]

Feel Bad For You – August 2015

Feel Bad For You – August 2015

I totally meant to send in a track this month and it just slipped away from me, anyway, here’s your FBFY Mix for August.

Brent Best – Your Dog, Champ – 2015

Brent Best – Your Dog, Champ – 2015

Brent Best isn’t known for happy songs and Your Dog, Champ doesn’t break with that tradition. There are quite a few tracks on here that are downright dark and shouldn’t be listened in the depths of drinking alone at night. Honestly “Good Man Now” is pretty disturbing but it’s a testament to the strength of […]

Listen: NEW Lucero – Can’t You Hear Them Howl

Listen: NEW Lucero – Can’t You Hear Them Howl

Lucero have a new album, All A Man Should Do, coming out on September 18th. On August 13 they leaked a song from it. I have some complaints about the mixing of, and the reverb upon, the vocals but the song itself. God damn is it nice….

Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free – 2015

Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free – 2015

With the critical success of Southeastern, Jason Isbell’s freshly sober 2013 album, it was inevitable that close attention would be paid to Something More Than Free. With this release, it’s safe to say that Jason Isbell has ‘made it’. The long-time cult darling became a critical darling, and with appearances on CBS Sunday Morning and […]

American Aquarium – Two Nights in Texas

American Aquarium – Two Nights in Texas

Corpus Christi on a Monday night ain’t easy. American Aquarium were rolling in after a nearly sold out Friday night, raucous, Houston show, a damn respectable Father’s Day show in San Antonio and Corpus Christi would certainly be a bust…Or would it? American Aquarium tour parts of Texas that Willie hasn’t heard of. And this […]

Memorial Fund for Mark A. Rodgers (Piss Pissedoffherson)

Memorial Fund for Mark A. Rodgers (Piss Pissedoffherson)

Apparently money even matters when you die, well we all know that but it’s truly fucking ruthless. Mark’s wife is taking donations to help with expenses of taking care of his remains including cremation and crime scene clean up. I can’t imagine having to deal with all of that for a loved one that took […]

I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House – PISS – (2015 EP)

I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House – PISS – (2015 EP)

While I always love getting new music from ICLASOB the reason for this album couldn’t be more tragic. Last week the world lost Piss Pissedoffherson (aka Mark Allen Rodgers), the driving force behind The Devil’s Own, and close friends with everyone in ICLASOB. While I’ve written about The Devil’s Own I wasn’t close with Piss […]

Morning Drawings

Morning Drawings

In a fit of total failure I noticed that we’ve never mentioned Shane Sweeney’s project: Morning Drawings. Shane, who you should know from Two Cow Garage and his solo albums, draws song lyrics. He draws stuff that inspires him as well as commissions. The image above is one I commissioned for my wife because our […]