Monday, April 8
Thao & the Get Down Stay Down
Usually, when songwriters are as wickedly intelligent as Thao Nguyen, they tend to write morbidly gloomy and/or overly serious anthems of great meaning and purpose. That's not to say the Virginia native doesn't have her grand and heavy mo ... More >>
Abby Travis, Tony Clifton, Alain Johannes
Better Than . . . going to the circus.
Abby Travis sure knows how to throw a party. She's seemingly ubiquitous as an in-demand bassist, backing everyone from Masters of Reality, KMFDM and Vanessa Paradis to Beck, Eagles of Death Meta ... More >>
Jack JohnsonSurf's up, and so is Jack Johnson's domination of the saleable-sappy-soft-surf singer-songwriter market. The 35-year-old Hawaiian feel-gooder's new album is called "To the Sea" (perhaps you've heard the cloying single "You and Your Heart"), out next week, and that's where Johnson ... More >>
Photograph by Kii Arens.
A few months back I had the pleasure of premiering Spinnerette's first single "Valium Knights" on Indie 103.1 FM during my stay as producer of SuicideGirls Radio, and let me tell you, cueing singer Brody Dalle's vocals fresh and loud over the airwaves felt powerful, like d ... More >>