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Indie Rock

Guest Post: David Demaree on Matthew Mayfield at Pittsburgh’s Club Cafe

Posted  November 26, 2014  by  admin

Mathew Mayfield is a serious man. Armed with captivating lyrics and an acoustic guitar he gave Pittsburgh’s Club Café quite a show this November. For almost an hour and a half Mayfield stood below red stage lights and performed. And he performed well. The set list consisted of songs that stretched over the last six […]

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The Misty Mountain String Band

Posted  November 25, 2014  by  Kate Bee

Stop what you are doing now and go listen to The Misty Mountain String Band’s new “Brownsboro” album.  This is not only a perfect band, but a perfectly curated album.  Some bands are made of people who decide to play instruments and it works out for them.  This band is made out of people who […]

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Hinterlands – Self titled EP – Amazing New Zealand folk duo

Posted  November 24, 2014  by  Greg

Words like “stunning” and “gorgeous” just seem to roll off the tongue when listening to Hinterlands, a folk duo from New Zealand, whose debut EP is nothing short of amazing. From the first listen, I couldn’t help but be stunned by their harmonies, songwriting, and overall “it factor.” If these guys were on that popular […]

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Hiss Golden Messenger – The Lateness of Dancers

Posted  November 20, 2014  by  Casey

As you may well know, an interesting band name will get me every time. Hiss Golden Messenger avoided my attention for a long time because I have difficulty reading, but it’s now in the running for my album of 2014 with their stellar album, The Lateness of Dancers. A complete collection of roots-rock, singer songwriter style folk music, The […]

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Brennan Stoelb–Great Lakes and Great Deserts

Posted  November 15, 2014  by  Kate Bee

I am a firm believer that location can have an incredible influence on an artist’s music. The places you go, the places you have been impact you, inspire you.  Knowing a diverse range of lands and lifestyles changes things.  Brennan Stoelb has lived among a variety of American landscapes, the north, the south, the west. […]

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M. Mayfield

Guest Post: David Demaree on Matthew Mayfield at Pittsburgh’s Club Cafe

Mathew Mayfield is a serious man. Armed with captivating lyrics and an acoustic guitar he gave Pittsburgh’s Club Café quite a show this November. For almost an hour and a half Mayfield stood below red stage lights and perfor...
by admin
 

 
 
brownsboro

The Misty Mountain String Band

Stop what you are doing now and go listen to The Misty Mountain String Band’s new “Brownsboro” album.  This is not only a perfect band, but a perfectly curated album.  Some bands are made of people who decide to play in...
by Kate Bee
 

 
 
Hinterlands album art

Hinterlands – Self titled EP – Amazing New Zealand folk duo

Words like “stunning” and “gorgeous” just seem to roll off the tongue when listening to Hinterlands, a folk duo from New Zealand, whose debut EP is nothing short of amazing. From the first listen, I couldn’t help ...
by Greg
 

 

 
mc-taylor-hiss-golden-messenger

Hiss Golden Messenger – The Lateness of Dancers

As you may well know, an interesting band name will get me every time. Hiss Golden Messenger avoided my attention for a long time because I have difficulty reading, but it’s now in the running for my album of 2014 with th...
by Casey
 

 
 
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Joe Pug – Downbound Train –

The next time one of your friends tries to tell you “they just don’t make music like they used to” you shut them up with this song right here. Joe Pug is a songwriter and brilliant performer. This song is drip...
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Brennan Stoelb–Great Lakes and Great Deserts

I am a firm believer that location can have an incredible influence on an artist’s music. The places you go, the places you have been impact you, inspire you.  Knowing a diverse range of lands and lifestyles changes things. ...
by Kate Bee
 

 

 
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Hiss Golden Messenger – Drum

Looking forward to talking more about this album next week, but here’s a little sample of what’s to come with Hiss Golden Messenger and the last track on the album The Lateness of Dancers. It’s a phenomenal s...
by Casey
 

 
 
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The Red Headed Indian – Honey – Can’t-miss powerful female vocalist

The Red Headed Indian has a wonderful sound full of light and emotion that is both comforting and inspiring. With elements of classic clear female vocals with a few fuzzy edges, the Red Headed Indian created an album that will ...
by Greg
 

 

 
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The Tins–a brotherhood of sound

The things which come out of Buffalo, New York tend to either be really great (i.e.buffalo wings) or really awful (i.e. crime, segregation, weather).  The Tins are of the former variety.  When I was a punk teenager deep in th...
by Kate Bee
 

 
 
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Five (more) singer songwriters you need to hear in 2014

We get submissions from every possible genre from every nearly every continent on the planet. So in order to bring you (beloved reader) the best of the best we have to have discerning ears. These singer songwriters are some of ...
by Greg
 

 
 
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We Were Astronauts – Artificial Light – Thoughtful mix of rock and pop

At some point in just about everyone’s childhood, there was a deep longing to be a professional astronaut. How many telescopes were sold under this youthful fantasy? Then one day, reality reared its all too responsible head a...
by Matt Simon
 

 

 
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Five Folk Music Bands Rising in 2014

Folk is pretty much what we do around here. Sure we love a good singer songwriter as much as the next craft-beer-swilling millenial, but give us some jangly folk and an ironic novel you’ve probably never heard of – and ...
by Greg
 

 
 
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Elephant Stone – The Three Poisons – Experimental and disciplined international rock music

There are more than a few things about Elephant Stone that are unexpected. First, the band is an American sounding psychedelic rock band with heavy pop leanings. When I first listened to them I was instantly transported to the ...
by Matt Simon