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Americana

Matt Buetow – The Valley – Soothing Americana perfect for a summer’s day

Posted  August 20, 2014  by  Greg

Matt Buetow‘s writing style is about as smooth as it gets. Relaxing, engaging, and comforting, Buetow writes the kind of Americana music that will keep you listening. One of my favorite characteristics of Buetow’s music is the clean guitar lines. It’s hard to explain to someone that doesn’t listen to a lot of Americana music, […]

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Indie Rock

Instead of Sleeping–glamorous indie rock and roll from Pittsburgh

Posted  August 19, 2014  by  Kate Bee

I confess that I did not realize that there were so many bands out there with tons of drums.  This week I’ve covered two bands with double drums and drummers/percussionists. I’m finding it fantastic.  When I first listened to Instead of Sleeping, I pinned them as an outside-of-Seattle band.  Looked up more information, turns out […]

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Indie Rock

Guest Post: Matt Simon on LA rockers Brown Shoe

Posted  August 18, 2014  by  admin

by Matt Simon In the ever-evolving musical landscape we currently find ourselves, LA rock outfit Brown Shoe may be on to something. In perhaps an attempt to battle shortened musical attention spans, splitting one LP into three concise EP’s makes sense. The second installment of this experiment, Lonely Beast Part Two, is a tight and […]

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Lulu Mae–organic folk that rocks and rolls

Posted  August 17, 2014  by  Kate Bee

I just returned from Idaho and have been in a kind of funk all week after leaving the land of glitter and wildness and returning to flat, industrial Cleveland.  I haven’t listened to any music because nothing seemed to fit my funk.  Today I am having some friends over to make tiramisu (actually, it’s beeramisu […]

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Folk

Nathan K – Methodist Girls – Raw, authentic independent singer songwriter plays on nostalgia

Posted  August 13, 2014  by  Greg

The crass first track on Nathan K‘s Methodist Girls is a phenomenal authentic engagement with life as it’s lived. He realized that his love was “the selfish kind.” It’s not exactly the kind of track that you’ll want to share with the whole family, but it will engage many folks on the Gen-Y and Millennial […]

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Artist Interview: Michael Stovall

Michael Stovall entered our Second Annual YouTube Battle of the Bands and won the FOLK category. His reward was… well… questions from us! Oh and some guaranteed coverage of his album. Check out these awesome intervi...
by Kate Bee
 

 
 
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Matt Buetow – The Valley – Soothing Americana perfect for a summer’s day

Matt Buetow‘s writing style is about as smooth as it gets. Relaxing, engaging, and comforting, Buetow writes the kind of Americana music that will keep you listening. One of my favorite characteristics of Buetow’s m...
by Greg
 

 
 
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Instead of Sleeping–glamorous indie rock and roll from Pittsburgh

I confess that I did not realize that there were so many bands out there with tons of drums.  This week I’ve covered two bands with double drums and drummers/percussionists. I’m finding it fantastic.  When I first listene...
by Kate Bee
 

 

 
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Guest Post: Matt Simon on LA rockers Brown Shoe

by Matt Simon In the ever-evolving musical landscape we currently find ourselves, LA rock outfit Brown Shoe may be on to something. In perhaps an attempt to battle shortened musical attention spans, splitting one LP into three ...
by admin
 

 
 
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A Sunday Night Show You Can’t Miss

Marshall Jacklin: Putting on a Show Marshall Jacklin/Bandcamp, 2014. http://www.marshalljacklin.com Hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Marshall Jacklin plays piano like an early-career Brian Hornsby, with a touch of Rufus Wainright...
by Lisa Regula Meyer
 

 
 
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Lulu Mae–organic folk that rocks and rolls

I just returned from Idaho and have been in a kind of funk all week after leaving the land of glitter and wildness and returning to flat, industrial Cleveland.  I haven’t listened to any music because nothing seemed to fit m...
by Kate Bee
 

 

 
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Maybe April – “Last Time” – Three gals singing sweet country melodies

We don’t feature a lot of “singles” here because there are just so many albums to cover, but this track “Last Time” by Maybe April is just so good. Listen to the harmonies… and the authentic ...
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Free Music Friday! Boy and Bear

Hey everyone, happy free music Friday! This week we have an Eastside Manor session from Australian group Boy and Bear. These guys have a really cool Fleet Foxes vibe and we reviewed them earlier in the year. If you’re a f...
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Mustered Courage – Standing By Your Side

Here’s your weekly dose of bluegrass. Mustered Courage is a band that focuses on solid vocals and outstanding banjo action. This song shows off both with a dose of mandolin and a silly video to go with it. Enjoy!  
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Nathan K – Methodist Girls – Raw, authentic independent singer songwriter plays on nostalgia

The crass first track on Nathan K‘s Methodist Girls is a phenomenal authentic engagement with life as it’s lived. He realized that his love was “the selfish kind.” It’s not exactly the kind of track that y...
by Greg
 

 
 
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Josh Schott – “Know You Better”

He can sing. He can write. And ladies… he wants to know you better. I’m loving the smooth vibe and the jazzy guitar work on this one. Do Josh a solid and give this one a share. He’s a talented singer songwrite...
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Folk Music Double Feature: Portland’s Goose and Fox, Jacksonville’s Four Families

The early 21st century is a great time for folk music. There are some incredible bands making inspiring music. Two of those bands are Goose and Fox as well as Four Families. They are double featured here for their different sty...
by Greg
 

 
 
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Dom Flemons: Prospect Hill

Dom Flemmons: Prospect Hill Fat Possum Records, 2014. http://www.domflemons.com Dom Flemons might not be a newbie on the folk circuit, but his newest album is something we haven’t heard from him much in the past- his own song...
by Lisa Regula Meyer
 

 
 
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Goodnight, Texas – Uncle John Farquhar – An American Music Masterclass

2012 saw Goodnight, Texas take home my Album of the Year with A Long Life of Living. Back then, I wrote that “A Long Life of Living is a shining example of how to mix vocals and music, cartharsis and intimate personal ...
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