Tag: “roots-rock”

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Album Review: Erica Blinn, “Better Than Gold”

In the same methodical way she takes apart engines and makes them roadworthy again, Erica Blinn constructs American rock songs, one earnest...

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Popdose Exclusive Song Premiere: Television City, “Engadine”

Popdose presents the premiere of “Engadine”, from a new entry into the rock & roll fray, Television City. Television City...

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Album Review: The Trongone Band, “Keys to the House”

There’s an immediate good vibe upon hearing the opening riffs coming from Keys To The House, the debut album from Virginia’s...

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Album Review: Dangermuffin, “Heritage”

This sixth album from Charleston, South Carolina’s Dangermuffin, is a revelation.  Heritage is a fine, warm piece of work and it...

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Album Review: Bonnie Whitmore, “Fuck With Sad Girls”

A wonderful mixture of jazziness, country, soul and well, a little bit of everything, Bonnie Whitmore’s newest release, Fuck With Sad...

DVD Reviews, Music

DVD Review: “Scarred But Smarter: Life N Times of Drivin N Cryin”

I can remember when the name of Drivin’ ‘N Cryin’ was all the buzz in the early ’90’s; it was just as I began...

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Album Review: Driftwood, “City Lights”

Low-voltage, traditional instruments and a very rootsy feel would be a good quick primer when trying to describe the sound of Binghampton,...

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Album Review: Josh Farrow, “Trouble Walks With Me”

This fine debut album from East Nashville singer/songwriter Josh Farrow mixes Southern soul, shades of The Band and Leon Russell and is one...

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ALBUM REVIEW: DON GALLARDO, “Hickory”

California native and current Nashville resident Don Gallardo bows his newest album, Hickory, in the U.S., an album that drew praise when...

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Album Review: The Way Down Wanderers, “The Way Down Wanderers”

  For a band that’s only been together since 2013, this first full-length album from The Way Down Wanderers belies the brief...

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ALBUM REVIEW: THE STRAY BIRDS, “Magic Fire”

This fifth album from Lancaster, Pennsylvania’s Stray Birds is aptly titled Magic Fire – it  has that certain something...

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Album Review: Girls on Grass, “Girls on Grass”

This quartet who call Brooklyn home are not what one would expect from the borough’s “indie scene”; rather, they’ve...

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ALBUM REVIEW: GREG HUMPHREYS ELECTRIC TRIO, “Lucky Guy”

The warmth of this album can’t be understated.  North Carolina native turned Brooklyn transplantee Greg Humphreys (late of the...

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Album Review: Those Pretty Wrongs, “Those Pretty Wrongs”

You may be tired of me saying “I’m not going to pretend to be objective”, but what’s the point of a review if...

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ALBUM REVIEW: JAVIER ESCOVEDO, “Kicked Out Of Eden”

Kicked Out of Eden is only the second solo release by Javier Escovedo, who most people know as one of the founding members of The Zeros,...

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ALBUM REVIEW: THE HOUNDS OF WINTER, “Band In A Box”

Usually, I really have a hard time with Christmas songs, mainly because a) I can’t digest Christmas for the obvious reasons and b)...

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ALBUM REVIEW: SHURMAN, “East Side Of Love”

After nine albums, Austin’s Shurman are now gearing  up to drop a monumentally fine piece of music with East Side Of Love, their...

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ALBUM REVIEW: SPEED THE PLOUGH, “Now”

It’s comforting to know that after thirty-plus years, there are still some bands who know how to make great, fresh-sounding and...

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Album Review: The Bottle Rockets, “South Broadway Athletic Club”

If you know the music of The Bottle Rockets, you know the winning formula that makes their records so good – Brian Henneman’s...

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ALBUM REVIEW: THE BELLFURIES, “Workingman’s Bellfuries”

Passionate, rootsy rock & roll come right out at you immediately from Austin’s The Bellfuries.  This band, who’s been...

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ALBUM REVIEW: Continental Drifters, “Drifted: In The Beginning & Beyond”

There are some bands that everyone should know, be aware of, embrace and revere.  The Continental Drifters are one of those...

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ALBUM REVIEW: Burnside & Hooker, “All The Way To The Devil”

There must be something in the waters of Chicago, because the Windy City keeps spewing out these wonderful bands who have skill, style and...

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ALBUM REVIEW: Allison Moorer, “Down To Believing”

Good Lord, this is good.  One of my absolute favorite albums this year, Allison Moorer’s Down To Believing is a 13-track blast...

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EP Review: The New Switcheroo, “Heartless Sky”

The New Switcheroo are yet another new band from a very vibrant and diverse Chicago music scene; their sound is a combination of roots...

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ALBUM REVIEW: The Old Ceremony, “Sprinter”

One of the band’s I’ve grown fond of over the last two or three years is Durham, North Carolina’s The Old Ceremony...

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ALBUM REVIEW: Billy Shaddox, “I Melt, I Howl”

  From the moment the title track of Billy Shaddox’s I Melt, I Howl kicks in to open this album, you get that twinge of...

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ALBUM REVIEW: Kopecky, “Drug For The Modern Age”

You wouldn’t usually equate Nashville with an alt-rock styled band, but Kopecky definitely do not fit the Music City mold.  On Drug...

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ALBUM REVIEW: Bill Mallonee, “Lands & Peoples”

I could write about the prolific nature of Athens, Georgia native, now New Mexico resident Bill Mallonee or his work with The Vigilantes Of...

Music, Single Reviews

SINGLE REVIEW: Freddy Jones Band, “Those Diamonds”

Melodic, catchy, beaty and buoyant would be a good way to describe the sound of the Freddy Jones band, as personified by this new track,...

Book Reviews, Books, Music

Book Review: David Ensminger, “Mavericks of Sound”

Mavericks of Sound: Conversations with the Artists Who Shaped Indie and Roots Music (to give it its full title), is a compendium of...