Music

The Lonesome Heroes (photo by Christopher Paul Cardoza)

Albums In The Stream: The Lonesome Heroes, Can’t Stand Still

Can’t Stand Still is the sophomore full-length of Austin, Texas indie/psych-country band The Lonesome Heroes. Russell grew up in New York City, packing into small clubs to see bands like Sebadoh, Luna, Yo La Tengo, Sonic Youth. “However,” says TLH’s Rich Russell, “I was always drawn to things that had some sort of country influence like Beck’s One Foot in … More »

inFested: The Forecastle Festival announces 2015 lineup

The Forecastle Festival will return this summer led by Louisville hometown heroes My Morning Jacket; soulful breakout star, Sam Smith; southern rock heavyweights, Widespread Panic; and indie veterans, Modest Mouse. The three-day music celebration, now in its 13th year, will take place July 17-19, 2015, at the award-winning Waterfront Park, a sweeping green space on the banks of the Ohio River framed by … More »

dalek

From The Horses Mouth: Dälek, want to set some things straight!!!

“I seen some questions on social media…I wanted to take some time to speak on what’s going on right now and to squash any bullshit before it is ever whispered or spoken. As you may now know, I will be touring in 2015 as Dälek. The line up for this tour will be myself, along side original Dälek DJ:  rEk on … More »

The Black Antler

From The Horse’s Mouth: Alex Weinhardt (The Black Antler) on 100 Wolves

In mid-2009 a duo of musical veterans from Columbus, Ohio, teamed up to form The Black Antler, a return to their metal and hardcore roots.  And considerable roots they had, guitarist/vocalist Adam Lowe, and drummer Alex Weinhardt cut their teeth in a buttload of celebrated indie and underground bands including Six Gallery, The Phantods, Inept, To Dream of Autumn to … More »

Griever

Shred Then Shred: Alex Jacobelli of Griever

From San Diego, Griever features vocalist/guitarist Alex Jacobelli and drummer Cory Groenenberg, both members of former Deathwish Inc hardcore punkers Lewd Acts. In Griever, Jacobelli belts out world-weary gruffness and lights up the skies with radiant guitars, while Groenenberg drives forward, steady and straight as a tunnel-borer. Along with guitarist Orlando Ramirez and bassist Wes Sisk, they pound out an … More »

Tim Pritchard and The Boxcar Suite

Stay Calm, And Rock On: An interview with Tim Pritchard and The Boxcar Suite

Tim Pritchard and The Boxcar Suite, a group that consists of studied and accomplished musicians who’ve long been staples of the Dayton, Ohio, musical landscape, play thoughtful rock ‘n’ roll. Their songs are designed to enlighten as well as entertain, and deliver on a self-imposed band/fan contract that positive vibes are paramount and experimentation and musicianship will exceed even the … More »

Hollands

From The Horse’s Moth: John-Paul and Jannina Norpoth (Hollands) on Restless Youth

Hollands is rock ‘n roll infused with folk leanings, orchestral pop, plugged in violins, shouting, sighing; learning. Arcade Fire cursed with Dylan’s New Morning playing Scrabble with Joy Division. Fronted by multi-instrumentalist John-Paul Norpoth (the son of a classical flautist) and violinist Jannina Norpoth (the daughter of Detroit based avant-garde jazz guitarist Spencer Barefield), carry on the torch of family … More »

Dan Mangan + Blacksmith (photo by Norman Wong)

The Beauty Of Escape: An interview with Dan Mangan of Dan Mangan + Blacksmith

Dan Mangan + Blacksmith’s mew album, Club Meds (out 1/13, Arts & Crafts), mixes arena-rock riffs with powerful brass and haunting atmospherics. It has already been hailed as “enthralling” by SPIN and “an exciting start [from] one of Canada’s most affecting and incisive songwriters” by KEXP. Aiming to shake people awake from a stupor, Club Meds is the most lyrically … More »

From The Horse’s Mouth: Tania Bowers (Via Tania) on Via Tania and the Tomorrow Music Orchestra

Tania Bowers, better known as Via Tania, has always been energized by the talent of other artists on her records. For her new album, Via Tania and the Tomorrow Music Orchestra, out on Narooma Records in February 2015, Tania recorded in both Chicago and Sydney, where she is currently based, with a collection of orchestral musicians known as the Tomorrow … More »