Our 50 Favorite Films This Year

Posted by Greg on Dec 26, 2017 in Movies

1. Dunkirk
2. The Lost City of Z
3. Lady Bird
4. The Florida Project
5. The Shape of Water
6. Get Out
7. Columbus
8. Dawson City: Frozen in Time
9. Call Me By Your Name
10. Faces Places
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Our Favorite 30 Albums This Year

Posted by Greg on Dec 21, 2017 in Music

Hiss Golden Messenger – Hallelujah, Anyhow
Nicole Atkins – Goodnight, Rhonda Lee
Angaleena Presley – Wrangled
JD McPherson – Undivided Heart & Soul
Liam Gallagher – As You Were
Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile – Lotta Sea Lice
Lost Horizons – Ojala
Jason Isbell – The Nashville Sound
Thundercat – Drunk
Thelonious Monk – Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960
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Animal Years: Your New Favorite Band

Posted by Greg on Dec 14, 2017 in Music

As 2018 appears on the horizon, its time to celebrate the good in things and look forward to a new year brimming with promise. There’s no better way to do that than to turn up the volume and dive into the halcyon goodness of Animal Years’ new single “Friends.” The video (seen above) is probably our favorite music video of the past few years and the song might be up there as well. Culled from their recent EP Far From Home, it’s a surefire crowd pleaser and a song that will most likely impact charts in the weeks and months to come. Read more…


Luke Brindley’s New Christmas Album is a Must

Posted by Greg on Dec 13, 2017 in Music


Tis the season for Christmas albums. Over here at Step Inside This House, we’re a bit, shall we say, Scrooge-like, when it comes to Christmas. But sometimes, little miracles pop into your life and soften your stance and rhetoric. Holiday Guitar, the latest album from Washington D.C. singer-songwriter Luke Brindley is that kind of miracle. Comprised of ten acoustic finger-style instrumentals, the album is nothing short of a little miracle, a Christmas revelation if you will. Read more…


D.B. Rielly Channels His Inner Coffeehouse

Posted by Greg on Nov 15, 2017 in Music

There’s an old adage that says for every cockroach in New York City, there’s a starving artist trying to make a living. Whether that statement rings true remains to be seen, but it’s no secret that New York City, much like Los Angeles and Nashville, remains the birthing ground for the starving artist. Though he’s not exactly starving, NYC-based singer-songwriter D.B. Rielly has carved out a relatively unique and eccentric path on the New York City singer-songwriter scene. This after all is a man who cites Lawrence Welk and Jesus as inspirations and who not surprisingly, plays a damn good squeezebox. Read more…


Judge This Book By Its Covers

Posted by Greg on Oct 28, 2017 in Music, Websites

For the last decade, music journalist and publicist Ray Padgett has cultivated a music blog with a distinct market: the love and lore of cover songs. To date, that blog Cover Me, remains one of the go-to authorities for cover songs through the past 50-60 years. That love of cover songs has fueled Padgett’s debut book Cover Me, a fascinating and thoroughly researched look at 19 beloved cover songs. Whether its the thought-provoking history behind Elvis’ mega-hit “Hound Dog” or the bittersweet look at The Gourds’ take on Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice,” Cover Me is as exciting, engaging and important as any music book released this year. Read more…


Three For The Weekend: Vol. 1

Posted by Greg on Sep 16, 2017 in Music

If you’re in the mood for new music, here’s three songs for the weekend. Read more…


One To Watch: Nathan Angelo

Posted by Greg on Sep 2, 2017 in Music

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The albums that make the most impact are the ones that take you by complete surprise. The ones that came out of nowhere, stop you dead in your tracks and make you feel something you didn’t imagine you could feel. Such is the case with A Matter of Time, the latest album from South Carolina singer-songwriter Nathan Angelo. A self-described soul-pop singer, Angelo mines the same sonic territory as Gavin DeGraw and Allen Stone, and is arguably equally as talented. Read more…


Nathan Leigh Jones Returns From Hiatus

Posted by Greg on Jul 30, 2017 in Music, Op-Ed

Two weeks ago, Australian singer-songwriter Nathan Leigh Jones penned a blog post that literally shook me to my core. Read more…


In Praise of Midnight Oil

Posted by Greg on Jul 26, 2017 in Music

It happened this summer without much fanfare and without any significant buzz. One of Australia’s biggest bands embarked on a North American summer tour and to most of America it went unnoticed. For reasons that may forever remain a mystery, Midnight Oil has never found the same success that they do in their native Australia. Read more…

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