Stomping Grounds: Sam Quinn (Knoxville, Tennessee)

We like to keep it local here at Ghettoblaster, which is why, every so often, we go out and talk to our favorite artists about their hometown and the things they love (or hate) about it. Sam Quinn is a folk artist from Knoxville, Tennessee who has a lot of great things to say about his hometown. (You might remember … Continue reading Stomping Grounds: Sam Quinn (Knoxville, Tennessee)

Amen to Zombie: June 7th, 2010

In a world where experimental electronic music exponentially splinters into a multitude of rogue genres that slowly shuffle the globe from demilitarized dance floors to sleeper cell bedroom studios and back, a team of disparate scientists tracks this solanum-like pandemic while desperately trying to interpret cryptic field recordings of Samhain’s past, not one day at a time, but from Amen … Continue reading Amen to Zombie: June 7th, 2010

Stomping Grounds: Wye Oak (Baltimore, Maryland)

In our continuing series, where we show appreciation for the towns our favorite bands come from and all the local spots of note, this week we have Jenn Wasner, singer and guitarist from Wye Oak. The folk-tinged indie rock duo most recently released My Neighbor / My Creator digitally (physical release is June 8), a five-song follow-up EP to their … Continue reading Stomping Grounds: Wye Oak (Baltimore, Maryland)

Stomping Grounds: Jaguar Love (Portland, Oregon)

Jaguar Love might not be a familiar name to you, but if you remember the Blood Brothers or Pretty Girls Make Graves, you have a good foundational understanding; Jaguar Love is what started when those bands stopped. If none of that makes sense, just throw some new wave, punk and electronic albums in a blender and give it a spin. … Continue reading Stomping Grounds: Jaguar Love (Portland, Oregon)

Amen to Zombie: May 10th, 2010

In a world where experimental electronic music exponentially splinters into a multitude of rogue genres that slowly shuffle the globe from demilitarized dance floors to sleeper cell bedroom studios and back, a team of disparate scientists tracks this solanum-like pandemic while desperately trying to interpret cryptic field recordings of Samhain’s past, not one day at a time, but from Amen … Continue reading Amen to Zombie: May 10th, 2010

Issue Preview: Ghettoblaster 24 on stands! Sharon Jones, Ted Leo, Four Tet and more!

Guys! We have another new print issue. I swear, the features get better and better with every issue. This one’s got everyone from Frightened Rabbit to Four Tet, Ted Leo to Titus Andronicus, and of course the queen of soul and funk of the new millenium, Miss Sharon Jones herself! Check out the In Print page for more information or … Continue reading Issue Preview: Ghettoblaster 24 on stands! Sharon Jones, Ted Leo, Four Tet and more!

Free Music: DJ Spooky and Chuck D have words for Arizona

Chuck D has been at the forefront of politics in music ever since Public Enemy first hit the stage way back in the day. In the 90s, he recorded a song called “By the Time I Get to Arizona,” speaking out against Arizona’s lack of support for localizing the honoring of Martin Luther King’s birthday. Now it’s 2010 and the … Continue reading Free Music: DJ Spooky and Chuck D have words for Arizona

Stomping Grounds: Carolina Chocolate Drops (Durham, North Carolina)

It’s time for another edition of Stomping Grounds, where we talk to artists about their hometown and why they’re proud to be there. Or not so proud. Who knows. This week we’ve got Carolina Chocolate Drops, natives of Durham, North Carolina. They recently released the stellar album, Genuine Negro Jig, a collection of songs rich with the sounds of bluegrass … Continue reading Stomping Grounds: Carolina Chocolate Drops (Durham, North Carolina)

Amen to Zombie: April 20th, 2010

In a world where experimental electronic music exponentially splinters into a multitude of rogue genres that slowly shuffle the globe from demilitarized dance floors to sleeper cell bedroom studios and back, a team of disparate scientists tracks this solanum-like pandemic while desperately trying to interpret cryptic field recordings of Samhain’s past, not one day at a time, but from Amen … Continue reading Amen to Zombie: April 20th, 2010