Video Premiere – Alicia Enstrom – “Half Moon”

Posted by Greg on Aug 9, 2019 in Music

Alicia Enstrom

It is always humbling to be the first to premiere something and so it is that we announce the arrival of a bona fide talent we are most eager to keep our eye on: Alicia Enstrom. Read more…


Jim James to Perform with National Symphony Orchestra

Posted by Greg on Aug 8, 2019 in Music

One of our favorite musicians, Jim James (of My Morning Jacket), continues to pull out all the stops, always pushing himself to do something more. Read more…


Podcast of the Week: SongWriter with Ben Arthur

Posted by Greg on Aug 6, 2019 in Music


As our appetite for podcasts continues to grow, we’re absolutely loving SongWriter, a podcast hosted by Ben Arthur, host of the PBS television series SongCraft presents. Read more…


Michael Bunnell Announces Retirement, Successor Named

Posted by Greg on Aug 2, 2019 in Music


A change is a coming. Michael Bunnell, executive director of the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) announced his retirement today. Andrea Paschal, who has worked as general manager of CIMS for quite some time, will assume the role of executive director. Bunnell will continue as executive director until the end of 2019. Read more…


Album of the Week: Joe Iadanza – Common Man

Posted by Greg on Jul 30, 2019 in Florida/Long Island, Music


Joe Iadanza is in many ways just a regular guy. Now in his late 40s, he’s a divorced father of one, and that one daughter is a freshman at Vassar. But for as much as he insists he’s just a common man, the truth is he’s also a very talented songwriter. The appropriately titled Common Man is his first album in over a decade and arguably the best album of his career. Inspired by said divorce and said empty-nesting, Common Man is a sneaky good record and veritable proof that Iadanza’s hiatus away from music might have actually done him some good. Read more…


AMERICANAFEST Unveils Spotify Playlist

Posted by Greg on Jul 25, 2019 in Music, NYC


Yes, we know, we’ve been absent this summer. Our apologies. A myriad of health issues have kept us away, but we’re back at it. And back in a big way. AMERICANAFEST Is just a few more weeks away. Read more…


Parker McCollum Signs to UMG Nashville

Posted by Greg on Jul 2, 2019 in Music


One of our favorite rising country stars just made the biggest splash of his career. Texas native Parker McCollum has signed to Universal Music Group Nashville and now shares a home with the likes of George Strait, Kacey Musgraves, Sam Hunt, Vince Gill and others. Read more…


Band of the Day: Biglemoi

Posted by Greg on Jul 1, 2019 in Music


The awkward name aside, New Orleans’ Biglemoi is a band that you might want to start paying attention to. The passion project of songwriter George Elizondo, Biglemoi’s latest effort, Permanent Vacation, is a sterling album with very few, if any, flaws. As for that name, turns out it is a French dance featured in the book “Froth on the Daydream” buy surrealist author Boris Vian. Read more…


New Release Friday: Black Grapefruit – Fade/Forget

Posted by Greg on Jun 28, 2019 in Movies


Quite simply, we’re agog over Fade/Forget, the new album from Portland duo Black Grapefruit. A stirring amalgam of R&B, pop and alternative music, the duo possess the kind of sonic gravity that makes one stop and wonder: so this is what perfection sounds like? Vocalist Randa Smith and multi-instrumentalist Brian Dekker are equal parts dynamic, engaging and downright irresistible. Read more…


Must Listen: Mark Erelli – “The Hitter”

Posted by Greg on Jun 20, 2019 in Music

Arguably our favorite singer-songwriter over the past two decades has been Boston, MA’s Mark Erelli. Read more…

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