Live Review

JP Harris brings outlaw country to Oxford pub

JP Harris on November 15, 2018

JP Harris in Oxford, England. Photo by Stuart Hutchinson

The Jericho Tavern in the English university town of Oxford is a storied kind of place. To the clinking of pint glasses, Radiohead played their first gig there (as On A  Friday) and Supergrass got signed immediately after their set. In mid-November, the pub was more like a honky-tonk you would find in Nashville than an English drinking hole.

Live Review

Turtles Annihilate London Ballroom

Trampled By Turtles on November 16, 2018

After an absence of nearly four years Trampled By Turtles are most certainly back. This year the six piece alt-bluegrass band from Duluth, MN, released their ninth album, Life Is Good on the Open Road and toured extensively in North America and Europe. The album blends their full throttle TBT pace with a more reflective side. Having seen TBT both at FreshGrass in September and on their final show of this year in London, TBT’s time off ould appear to have fired them up further. In between these shows I caught up with front man, Dave Simonett.

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VetsAid 2018: Joe Walsh, Don Henley, James Taylor, Chris Stapleton, HAIM and Ringo Starr

Joe Walsh on November 11, 2018

Joe Walsh performing at VetsAid 2018 in Tacoma, Washington.

The 2nd Annual VetsAid 2018 rolled into the Pacific Northwest with a stop at the newly refurbished Tacoma Dome. Legendary singer, songwriter, and guitarist Joe Walsh of The James Gang and The Eagles founded the VetsAid Charity and nonprofit organization with his wife, Marjorie Bach, to support a variety of charities to support military veterans across the US.


INTERVIEW: LA artist Brad Byrd puts his alt-country spin on The Cure's "Lovesong"

Brad Byrd

It's always a daunting task to re-create a song with monumental success as "Lovesong" by The Cure. The 1989 hit song which peaked at #2 on Billboard's Top 100 chart, was on the UK band's eighth studio album Disintegration which helped spin them into international alt-rock superstars. Fastfoward to today, LA indie rock/alt-country artist Brad Byrd releases his own rendition of the popular song today, and he shares his inspiration for the cover as well as what he's got planned for 2019...

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A Benefit In Topanga - Starring Butch Walker, Jakob Dylan, and Friends!

Butch Walker on November 4, 2018

A Benefit for Pancreatic Cancer in Topanga




Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons Debut America Weeping

Aside from rehearsals, recording sessions, and gigs, Lorraine Leckie & Her Demons are rarely in the same place at the same time.  However on this first night of October, a photo session is scheduled at their monthly residency - the Sidewalk Café in the East Village. All are present along with their cinematographer Billy Leroy.  What better way to prepare for publicity shots than for Leckie, guitarist Hugh Pool, drummer Keith Robinson, and bassist Charles DeChants to eat and drink heavily?  


Touring The USA From Abroad - A First-Hand Account

The Weeping Willows - photo Jim Jacob

I met with Laura Coates and Andy Wrigglesworth from the Melbourne, Australia-based duo The Weeping Willows.


Catching Up with Pretty In Between

Hailing from the West Coast, Pretty in Between have quickly proven themselves as the frontrunners of newer indie bands creating a stir. Last month saw the band releasing their breathtaking live EP "Live At Music City,"  which turned the head of new fans and critics alike. As we catch up with drummer Tred Litely he gives insight of the band's inner working, their musical force and what drives them to constantly make relatable and honest music that will strike your very core. With 2019 just around the corner we're eager to hear more from Pretty in Between.


Going the Distance with Tommy Alexander

Tommy Alexander is one of our favorite discoveries for 2018. The artist who recently revealed his new track “Son of a Carpenter,” quickly proves himself as both a songwriter and musician. His honest and heartfelt lyricism come to life in his songs which will strike a chord with you the very first listen. We had the chance to catch up with Tommy Alexander to dive deep into his music; past, present and future.