“It reminded me of when I was little, just old enough to sit in the front seat of the car with my dad and how he would listen to radio stations where all they would do is talk. Why would I want to listen that now? But then….”
….lets get this thing started my friends, and walk into the indie paradise of beautifully made music…
Caamp has a folkish type of feel to them, but I’d say it’s hard to place them into one single category based on how original their sound really is. Their facebbok page says “Ohio boys making beautiful noise” and shit, it doesn’t get more cut and dry than that.
Knowing Mike since 3rd grade, I know he won’t stop, so I join in to break it up, pushing people out of the way (some think it’s funny and push back) until I get a hold of Mike and pull him off of the poor guy who met the end of his fist. (His fault). We are now standing in the middle of an opened circle while the show goes on. We are at a Wallows concert.
Denver is where Nathaniel Rateliff cut his teeth back in the day. Playing with bands The Wheel and Before the Flood. They've earned real support and true love from the fans that are there. They aren't fair-weather friends who only know the chorus to SOB and neither am I, so I didn't want to be surrounded by those mother fuckers. I wanted to be in an environment that recognizes this is one of the most authentic musical groups of our generation and should become an important part of the culture.
Pete Falloon, one of our favorite humans on planet earth, is back on the blog to talk about his latest project Sound Mind Sessions.
"Hammer On" is the type of album that will get you on a Thoreau like high, leaving you envisioning yourself wearing oversized, all black aviators, road tripping in search of the best waves with your boards tied to the roof, you're out of your fucking mind, and freedom is a full tank.
I was in the crowd at Hollywood Strike with my buddy Malibu watching Drew Cole announce his last song for the night, before the next act went on. Drew made a joke before his first song saying "it's just me up here tonight, my band can't make it." During his last song everyone but Drew noticed a man with a hair bun, wearing the coolest Hawaiian shirt you'll ever see, sneak up to his standing drum set, getting ready to join in. Seeing this man for the first time and taking Drew's joke a little too literal, I thought "oh! How cool of Drews drummer to show up on the last song and chime in". I know now it was the drummer for the band Drew was opening for, ZiBBZ.
“Dublin is like hitting the lotto jackpot of sounds. When you walk down the brick roads in the city, you'll find tunes spilling out of every pub door or window. “
We talk with Portland singer/songwriter Tyler Stenson about what life was like in Nashville, drawing inspiration from a figure he calls Old Man Muse, and no matter your level of talent powerful lyrics can set you apart.