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Benchmarks – American Night – 2015

Benchmarks – American Night – 2015

It starts out with distortion, guitar, and a voice. The voice is one you’ve heard before, been hearing for years. The always-ethereal vocal tones of Kelly Smith (nee Kneiser) of Glossary. Then a new voice, one you may have heard before but certainly not like this. The Dirty Birds have come home to roost, or maybe […]

Links Around the Web – 06/19/15

Links Around the Web – 06/19/15

Here I am, the much-maligned but never-convicted Wolf, serving up the hottest hotlinks for your lazy Friday web browsing. Cory Branan, known wastrel, has a couple of cool things up on Spotify. The first is a recorded Audiotree Live session of tunes, in which we get high quality solo-acoustic Branan which is always a treat. The […]

Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free – Pre-Order

Jason Isbell – Something More Than Free – Pre-Order

So many pre-orders happening! Jason Isbell‘s new album comes out July 17th, and with a pre-order over at iTunes you can listen to “24 Frames” and the title track “Something More Than Free” right away. You can also check them out over on Spotify. Jason certainly doesn’t need help scrounging up buzz for the album, […]

“My Sins My Own” – A Study of Vanessa Jean Speckman

“My Sins My Own” – A Study of Vanessa Jean Speckman

“It is most interesting to me,” says Cecelia Jean Speckman, “that she always said she was going to be an artist…and she IS an artist!” She’s speaking of her daughter here, in a breathless amazement that could seem typical of any parent talking about any child. The difference here, however, is that the devotion and […]

Benchmarks – Band Name Change and Pre Order!

Benchmarks – Band Name Change and Pre Order!

Our loyal readers are no doubt familiar with Todd Farrell Jr: in addition to writing and recording the opening theme to Ninebullets Radio on WMNF, Farrell has released music under his own name and with the band Todd Farrell Jr. & the Dirty Birds. The band has evidently decided to buckle down and put their […]

Two Cow Garage – “Contintental Distance” – 2015

Two Cow Garage – “Contintental Distance” – 2015

New single from Two Cow Garage, “Continental Distance”, is available now over on Bandcamp! It’s a Shane Sweeney penned and sung love story with a killer piano bridge, some sick harmonies, and a melody that’ll be stuck in your head for weeks. Pick it up now!

Heathen Sons – Through The Eyes Of A Lion – 2015

Heathen Sons – Through The Eyes Of A Lion – 2015

This is certainly an exceptional time of year for rock music. Whether it’s the easy-going melancholy of Great Peacock or the sweat-soaked Tulsa heat brought to us by John Moreland, there’s plenty of seasonally appropriate weather to get us into summer. Through The Eyes Of A Lion is a brand new EP from a brand new band, Nashville-based Heathen Sons, […]

Two Cow Garage Tour Diary Part 4 – Todd Farrell

Two Cow Garage Tour Diary Part 4 – Todd Farrell

  May 20 Last night was an interesting one. It was a good show, for sure. The crowd was obviously there for Tim, and only a few folks knew who we were going into it. It was a bit of a Tuesday crowd as well, took folks until the end of our set to really […]

Two Cow Garage Tour Diary Part 3 – Todd Farrell

Two Cow Garage Tour Diary Part 3 – Todd Farrell

May 18 Great show last night at Zeke’s. First of all, it was a rock and roll BBQ joint, and the food was absolutely killer. I try to kind of eat somewhat healthy on the road, because it’s hard to not eat like shit every meal of the day. Shane and Ryan (Parker, our tour […]

Two Cow Garage Tour Diary Part 2 – Todd Farrell

Two Cow Garage Tour Diary Part 2 – Todd Farrell

[Here’s our next installment of Todd Farrell’s tour diary documenting life on the road with one of his favorite bands, Two Cow Garage! Photo credit @joemaiocco] May 16 Last nights Columbus show was a really fun one. I’m glad it was, because I wasn’t feeling so great towards the end of the drive in. My […]