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Album of the Day: James Maddock – No Time to Cry

Posted by Greg on Sep 22, 2020 in Music

Since releasing his debut solo album Sunrise on Avenue C in 2010, British-born and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter James Maddock has been quite busy. In the decade since Sunrise on Avenue C he has released five additional studio albums and two live albums. His latest album No Time To Cry is another step forward and further proof that he shows little signs of slowing down. Read more…

 
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Looking Back: Guster – Evermotion (2015)

Posted by Greg on Sep 20, 2020 in Music

Woke up singing Guster’s “Architects and Engineers” from their 2010 album Easy Wonderful and decided to revisit this review written about Easy Wonderful’s follow up, the 2015 album Evermotion. Head to the jump to read more. Read more…

 
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Blasts From the Past: Farmer Not-So John

Posted by Greg on Sep 3, 2020 in Music

Long live the cranial jukebox. How and why songs get stuck in our heads will always remain a mystery, but for the time being let’s use that randomness to celebrate a band that never got their due. I am of course talking about Nashville’s own Farmer Not So John. Farmer, who, you say? Please, allow me to introduce them. Read more…

 
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Remembering Chadwick Boseman

Posted by Greg on Aug 28, 2020 in Op-Ed

Once again, an apology for our absence. Battling life amid a pandemic while also batting colon cancer has not proved easy. How in the world Chadwick Boseman maintained a film career while undergoing treatments for stage 4 colon cancer remains to be seen but as someone currently enduring that same fight, let me just tell you, he was the epitome of a superhero.

Boseman first caught our attention in the Ernie David biopic The Express. From there on out he hammered out great roles playing iconic figures like Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall and James Brown. His life would change forever though when he assumed the titular role in Black Panther.

While Disney ponders how to proceed with Black Panther 2, his hometown of Anderson, SC has already set in motion plans to erect a statue in his honor. Chances are we’ll most likely visit that statue at some point in the not-so-distant future.

In his 15 film roles in 12 years, he cast a wide net and as a result, made an impression that will last for decades. Eloquent, impassioned and immensely talented, he will most certainly be missed by all of us here at SITH.

 
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New Release Friday: Matt Pond PA – Songs of Disquiet

Posted by Greg on Aug 7, 2020 in Music

Let’s face it, this has been a tumult of a year. And that’s probably an understatement. But sometimes, if we let it, music can be the saving presence we need to make sense of his chaotic world. One such entrant into that category is the latest release from indie duo Matt Pond PA. Their latest, an EP called Songs of Disquiet, features mostly covers and a handful of originals, all performed in a way that is both magnetic, affecting and deeply relevant. Read more…

 
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A Look Back in the Archives – Josh Rouse: The Happiness Waltz

Posted by Greg on Aug 5, 2020 in Music

My brother sent me an email yesterday asking about Josh Rouse’s discography and it got me thinking back on his music and its strange trajectory. Rouse was a major part of my latter high school years and all of my college years. To say he has a role in my most formative years is an understatement. From 2001-2005, he was the artist whose live shows I frequented more than any other. The below review appeared on the now-defunct Absolute Punk on its release day. Strangely its the only Rouse album I ever reviewed and maybe that’s just as well. Without further ado, The Happiness Waltz. Read more…

 
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Long Live Bandcamp!

Posted by Greg on Aug 3, 2020 in Music

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If you’ve read this blog long enough, you’ll know we are huge fans of Bandcamp. Heck we’ve already posted that we’re envious of those in Oakland who can attend their brick-and-mortar presence and we’re stoked about their live shows. But seriously what sets Bandcamp apart from its contemporaries is how it has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Back in March, the streaming platform launched Bandcamp Fridays to support artists impacted by the pandemic, and over the past few months fans have come together in a huge way: in just four days, fans put more than $20 million directly into the pockets of artists and labels.To continue supporting artists during the pandemic, Bandcamp.com is waiving their revenue share again on August 7, 2020, from midnight to midnight Pacific Time. For more details, head here.

 
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A Look Back, Five Years Later: Chadwick Stokes’ The Horse Comanche

Posted by Greg on Aug 1, 2020 in Uncategorized

The Horse Comanche, the third album from Dispatch frontman Chadwick Stokes didn’t end up on many 2015 year-end lists, but it probably should have. Read more…

 
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Album of the Day: Ray Wylie Hubbard “Co-Starring”

Posted by Greg on Jul 12, 2020 in Music

These days it’s getting harder and harder to recognize country music. Be it Kane Brown partnering with Marshmello or Keith Urban dabbling in EDM, the trappings of traditional country music seem to be fading like a Nashville sunset. Thankfully there’s still folks like Ray Wylie Hubbard out there. His debut release for the Big Machine Label Group is Co-Starring, a sterling set of ten old-school country gems. Each of the ten songs features Hubbard partnering with an artist or band he’s befriended over the past decade. Read more…

 
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Billy Pilgrim Returns From Two Decade Hiatus

Posted by Greg on Jul 11, 2020 in Music

Long before he became a household name in Grammy-winning country outfit Sugarland, singer-songwriter Kristian Bush was a member of the Atlanta-based acoustic folk duo Billy Pilgrim. Bush and singer-songwriter Andrew Hyra released two critically acclaimed albums as Billy Pilgrim and found themselves sharing stages with the likes of Melissa Etheridge, Cowboy Junkies, Matthew Sweet and Hootie and the Blowfish, to name a few. Read more…

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