A Look Back: My Friend Steve – Hope & Wait (Mammoth Records, 1998)

Posted by Greg on May 22, 2018 in Music

We won’t be shy about it: we absolutely love 90s rock. And of the hundreds of albums we have come to love in the 20+ years since those halcyon days, few mean as much as the underappreciated and unheralded Hope & Wait, from Orlando, FL’s My Friend Steve. Read more…


Unsolved Mysteries LP Launches Pre-Order

Posted by Greg on May 17, 2018 in Music, TV


There’s no easy way to say this: Unsolved Mysteries was probably one of the greatest TV shows of all time and nobody seems to give it the recognition it deserves. Go ahead and disagree, it won’t change our mind. Remember friends, this is the show that started Matthew McConaughey’s career. Read more…


Lee Brice Slated for Miss USA Stage

Posted by Greg on May 17, 2018 in Music

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Chart-topping country singer Lee Brice has been announced as a performer in the Miss USA competition. Brice is a Grammy and CMA award nominee and a double ACM Award winner. Read more…


Kuwaisiana’s Inspiring Debut

Posted by Greg on May 17, 2018 in Music

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Given the never-ending barrage of Trump tweets, Stormy Daniels’ statements and Iran nuclear deal scuttlebutt, we’re in need of music more than ever. Enter the oddball New Orleans outfit Kuwaisiana. Fronted by Kuwaiti-born singer-songwriter +Aziz, Kuwaisiana plays traditional New Orleans big band klezmer with a decidedly Middle Eastern twist. The first five songs of their debut album are sung in Arabic and each of the five are decidedly whimsical, buoyant and utterly infectious. Read more…


Americana Music Association Announces 2018 Nominees

Posted by Greg on May 16, 2018 in Music


Hands down our favorite awards show of the year, the 17th annual Americana Music Association Honors And Awards, has announced its nominees for this year. This year’s nominees were announced via live-stream and featured performances by its hosts The Milk Carton Kids. The winners will be announced during the Americana Honors & Awards Show on Sept. 12 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. The event is the featured celebration of the AmericanaFest, which runs from Sept. 11-16 this year.

We’ll list our hopefuls later this week. Head to the jump to see this year’s nominees. Read more…


2018 Hopscotch Lineup Announced

Posted by Greg on May 16, 2018 in Uncategorized


One of our favorite music festival, Raleigh, NC’s Hopscotch has announced its 2018 lineup and this year promises to be one of the best to date. Read more…


Song of the Day: Peter More – “In the Basement”

Posted by Greg on May 15, 2018 in Music

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We’ve been digging on “In the Basement,” the first single from Peter More’s debut LP Beautiful Disrepair, which is due out June 29. Read more…


New Release Friday: The Bones of J.R. Jones – Ones to Keep Close

Posted by Greg on May 11, 2018 in Music


While we’re still reeling from the loss of Scott Hutchinson, there’s also something to be said for picking up our heads and marching forward. Thankfully, Ones to Keep Close, the third album from New York-based singer songwriter Jonathon Linaberry is released today. Using the stage name, The Bones of JR Jones, the album is a tightly focused, deeply affecting set of 11 songs that run the gamut from blues to folk to soul and gospel. Read more…


RIP Scott Hutchison

Posted by Greg on May 11, 2018 in Music

The music world was dealt a crippling blow Friday morning when Scottish police confirmed that Scott Hutchison, frontman, lyricist and founder of critically acclaimed indie-rock outfit Frightened Rabbit, has indeed passed away at age 36. Read more…


Troubling News From Frightened Rabbit

Posted by Greg on May 9, 2018 in Music


One of our favorite Scottish bands, if not our favorite, has delivered some rather disheartening and stomach-churning news. Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott Hutchison has apparently gone missing and his bandmates have taken to Facebook to try and find him. Read more…

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