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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

July Talk – July Talk – 2015

July Talk – July Talk – 2015

  Never stop asking friends about bands. When researching my piece on the talented Vanessa Jean Speckman I asked about the inspiration behind one of her pieces, the girl with the popsicle/knife held at her crotch says ‘Don’t lie, you know you wanna lick it’. She told me, “I’m endlessly inspired and sparked and in awe […]

LBIII & The Glory Fires – “Sweet Disorder” and On Covers

LBIII & The Glory Fires – “Sweet Disorder” and On Covers

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires have released their latest 7″ this past week. The Alabama rock outfit on the SubPop label, purportedly ‘Too Loud For Texas‘ and known for their energy-filled performances, are coming from the release of 2014’s Dereconstructed which was not only Essential Listening, but my choice for Album of the Year. […]

Ninebullets 4th of July Collaborative Playlist!

Ninebullets 4th of July Collaborative Playlist!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: the 4th of July! Beer, BBQ, fireworks, families…this holiday has it all. And what would the 4th be without killer music? Over at 9b we decided to put together a playlist and throw the doors open to our listeners. Head on over and give it a listen, […]