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NINE BULLETS SPRING SHOWCASE + FAREWELL FROM MICHELLE

NINE BULLETS SPRING SHOWCASE + FAREWELL FROM MICHELLE

  Hey, folks! I’m gonna make this short and sweet. I’ve got two things for ya: First off, as many of you have heard by now (I hope), Nine Bullets is sponsoring a Spring Showcase in a couple weeks. It’s on May 30th, to be exact, at Al’s Bar here in my new hometown of […]

INTERVIEW – DOC FELDMAN

INTERVIEW – DOC FELDMAN

Lexington, KY’s Doc Feldman is a busy man these days. He has his solo work with LD 50 and recently played one of Lexington’s most popular venues, Willie’s Locally Known, along with Matt Woods and Egon Danielson. Feldman has his own video company, too, called Shaker Steps, and another band called The Infernal Method, who just played at Natasha’s Bisto […]

INTERVIEW – BRYAN MINKS OF THOSE CROSSTOWN RIVALS

INTERVIEW – BRYAN MINKS OF THOSE CROSSTOWN RIVALS

Both Bryan Minks and the band he fronts, Those Crosstown Rivals, are very active in the Lexington, KY music scene and super-busy in general. They tour regularly, put together a local singer-songwriter night every month at Buster’s, and organize an annual festival called Squallfest. (Part of this year’s proceeds go to the Cure Alzheimer’s Fund.) They […]

INTERVIEW – CALEB CAUDLE

INTERVIEW – CALEB CAUDLE

  Caleb Caudle just released his new album, Paint Another Layer On My Heart, this Tuesday, and I caught up with him briefly over email – we’re both busy folks, so I’ll take it! – to chat about that, the influence Nola has on his music, and the all-around fantastic crew of musicians in which he […]

MATT WOODS – WITH LOVE FROM BRUSHY MOUNTAIN

MATT WOODS – WITH LOVE FROM BRUSHY MOUNTAIN

It’s likely no surprise to anyone who knows me, whether in real life or via the internet, that I fucking love Matt Woods. There hasn’t been a musician whose body of work has gotten me this excited since I discovered Lucero in the mid-2000s, and that, my friends, is just about the highest praise I […]

Michelle Evans Interviews Lance Howell of Big Shoals

Michelle Evans Interviews Lance Howell of Big Shoals

Big Shoals is an Americana band based out of Gainesville, FL, combining elements of straight up rock ‘n’ roll, 60s/70s folk, and country – a little bit of everything, really. Personally, I hear a lot of Tom Petty in them, though lead singer and songwriter, Lance Howell, doesn’t cite him as one of his major […]

MICHELLE EVANS REVIEWS GASPARILLA MUSIC FESTIVAL – TAMPA

MICHELLE EVANS REVIEWS GASPARILLA MUSIC FESTIVAL – TAMPA

  I’m gonna come right out and say it: I hate music festivals. I hate that they’re always in the middle of the fucking summer. I hate the bugs. I hate the sweat. I hate the direct sun and lack of ample shade. I hate the shitty food and beverage choices. I hate the set […]

MICHELLE EVANS INTERVIEWS MATT BURKE OF HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL

MICHELLE EVANS INTERVIEWS MATT BURKE OF HAVE GUN, WILL TRAVEL

  Have Gun, Will Travel is an Americana band based out of Bradenton, FL that combines folk, pop, rock, and classic country influences. They’re new album, Fiction, Fact or Folktale?, is out now, and they’re performing at Crowbar in Tampa TONIGHT, Thursday, February 27th. I talked to Matt Burke about their current tour, their Daytrotter […]

MICHELLE INTERVIEWS BRYAN MINKS OF THOSE CROSSTOWN RIVALS

MICHELLE INTERVIEWS BRYAN MINKS OF THOSE CROSSTOWN RIVALS

  Those Crosstown Rivals are a high-energy, high-emotion, straight-up ballsy band out of one of my favorite towns, Lexington, KY. I was stoked for a chance to talk to Bryan Minks about the making of their new album, Hell and Back (on pre-order now), and what it means to them to share their music with fans and […]

MICHELLE EVANS INTERVIEWS TYLER CHILDERS

MICHELLE EVANS INTERVIEWS TYLER CHILDERS

Louisa, KY-based musician Tyler Childers has more talent for his 22 years than his fair share. At least, that’s what I’ve heard people say since he was about 19, and I think I’m prone to agree with them. For those who may not know of him – or even for those who do – here’s […]