Feeling Groovy; An Interview With Slow Dancer

Australian crooner Slow Dancer (the moniker for Simon Okely) saddled into a nice groove with his latest album In A Mood.  Throughout the full-length, Okely mentioned that he pushed himself to go more ambitious and more expansive with his sound.  Incorporating new instruments such as drum machines and elegant strings, In A Mood is hopelessly romantic and soft to the … Continue reading Feeling Groovy; An Interview With Slow Dancer

Ghettoblast From The Past: The Texas Sapphires (Issue 25)

Since the year 2000, Ghettoblaster has been putting out a quarterly print magazine. For Ghettoblast from the Past, we look back at the bands and artists that were showcased within these pages. From Issue 25, IKE Records The Texas Sapphires.  Words by Terry Sawyer. To subscribe to Ghettoblaster Magazine or to pick up this issue, head over to our In Print … Continue reading Ghettoblast From The Past: The Texas Sapphires (Issue 25)

Ghettoblast From The Past: Cobra Verde (Issue 21)

Since the year 2000, Ghettoblaster has been putting out a quarterly print magazine. For Ghettoblast from the Past, we look back at the bands and artists that were showcased within these pages. From Issue 21, Elektra Records Cobra Verde.  Words by Jim Testa. To subscribe to Ghettoblaster Magazine or to pick up this issue, head over to our In Print page.

Finding The Vibe; An Interview With Keagan Beresford Of Hoops

Bloomington, Indiana’s own Hoops are about to head out to one of their first extensive tours in a matter of days, running through the US and United Kingdom. Before they embark on their voyage across the United States in support of their latest Routines (via Fat Possum Records), I was curious on how morale was with the troupe. Hoops member … Continue reading Finding The Vibe; An Interview With Keagan Beresford Of Hoops

Photos: Son Little, Fountain Square, June 16, 2017

In advance of their album, New Magic, which arrives September 15 via Anti-, Son Little visited Cincinnati’s Fountain Square on June 16 (photos by Tim Anderl below). Son Little is a unique artist who proves the axiom that sometimes the best way to move forward is to look backwards.  Artists from Muddy Waters to Thelonious Monk to Bob Dylan to the … Continue reading Photos: Son Little, Fountain Square, June 16, 2017

Lucid Logic Premieres New Video For “Clones & Robots”

Columbus, Ohio wordsmith Illogic is back, along with producer Lucid Optics,  premiering the new video “Clones & Robots” under the Lucid Logic moniker. The track showcases Illogic’s penchant for beautifully spinning words together while Optics lays down the soundscape. The song is the single off the duo’s self-titled release set to drop 6/27/17 on all digital platforms. The two musicians … Continue reading Lucid Logic Premieres New Video For “Clones & Robots”

Grandaddy Shares Video For “Brush With The Wild”

Today Grandaddy share a video for “Brush With The Wild,” a track off their recent album, Last Place which was released this Spring on 30th Century Records / Columbia.  The video stars actor Jonah Ray (Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Nerdist Podcast, The Meltdown) who is a massive fan of the band and was directed by Aaron Beckum.   The band’s Jason Lytle notes, “I really love the way … Continue reading Grandaddy Shares Video For “Brush With The Wild”

Superchunk Release “I Got Cut” Special 7-Inch Benefiting Planned Parenthood

It’s been four years since we got some new Superchunk tunes.  Well we are at Ghettoblaster are happy to say that you don’t have to worry no longer, friends! Via Merge Records, the band have released a 7” inch single with a new original “I Got Cut” on the A-side and a cover of Tom Robinson Band’s punk classic “Up … Continue reading Superchunk Release “I Got Cut” Special 7-Inch Benefiting Planned Parenthood

Video Premiere: Yellow Paper Planes, “Pinch of the Sunrise”

Yellow Paper Planes formed somewhat out of necessity after Joshua P. James and Brandon Woods spent a few months on hiatus from touring as Joshua P. James and the Paper Planes. Woods and James started playing together in early 2011, touring fervently through 30 States and some 150 shows. That early collaboration on James’s solo material naturally dissolved as lineup … Continue reading Video Premiere: Yellow Paper Planes, “Pinch of the Sunrise”