Archive | July, 2015

Hear Rod Picott's Mystical 'Spare Change'

On veteran folk/Americana road dog Rod Picott’s upcoming seventh album, Fortune, the observant singer-songwriter is turning his normally outward-focused gaze around to point back at himself. And much of what he finds comes down to fate. “A lot of these songs explore a sense of chance, of what might happen with… Source: RollingStone Link: Hear […]

Gary Clark Jr. Releases Two Songs, Details 'Bangin' New Album

Gary Clark, Jr. will release his much-anticipated second major label LP The Story of Sonny Boy Slim this September, the Austin guitar virtuoso revealed. Fans who pre-order the album, due out September 11th, will receive a free download of Sonny Boy Slim’s first two tracks, “The Healing” and “Grinder,” which Clark also posted on… Source: RollingStone Link: Gary Clark […]

Footwork in 2015: Dizzy Dance Music Evolves Past Its Chicago Roots

“It’s getting bigger and bigger — it’s beautiful,” says RP Boo, the producer credited by many as the father of Chicago footwork. From its beginnings in the late Nineties, the genre — marked by dizzying loops, staccato synth stabs, antic polyrhythms and blasts of repetition, repetition, repetition — seemed designed to… Source: RollingStone Link: Footwork in […]

Watch Eric Church Debut New Song 'Three Year Old' at Solo Show

Before taking the stage at Nashville’s Ascend Amphitheater, a sterling new facility overlooking the Cumberland River and the downtown skyline, Eric Church was calm and collected. Relaxing on his bus just 30 minutes prior to showtime, signature aviators resting on the table in front of him, the singer-songwriter flipped through… Source: RollingStone Link: Watch Eric […]

Meek Mill Fires Back at Drake With 'Wanna Know'

Following a pair of diss tracks aimed in Meek Mill’s direction, the Philadelphia rapper finally fired back at Drake Thursday night with his hard-hitting “Wanna Know,” where he continues to hammer Drake for allegedly relying on ghostwriters. On the Jhalil Beats and Swizz Beats production, which features a sample from WWE wrestler the… Source: RollingStone Link: Meek Mill […]

One Direction Plot Post-Zayn Future With New Song 'Drag Me Down'

One Direction surprise-released their new single “Drag Me Down” Friday morning, the boy band’s first single following Zayn Malik’s departure. The pop-rock track shifts the band’s sound from the softer folk of their last album, Four, back to the more upbeat, electronic heavy elements of their first two albums. “It’s the first… Source: RollingStone Link: One […]

Tim Robbins Launching Monthly Music Series

Tim Robbins will launch a new music series at his longtime studio, the Actors’ Gang, in Los Angeles, starting August 1st with a performance by traditional New Orleans jazz outfit, Tuba Skinny. The group will make their L.A. debut at the Actors’ Gang’s longtime home, the Ivy Substation. The show begins… Source: RollingStone Link: Tim […]


Australian DJs and songwriters Nervo shake up EDM conventions with their fiery debut album, laced with head-rattling hooks and frosty, evocative vocals. Collateral is full of rollercoaster builds and drops — lifting with euphoric electro house in “Bulletproof,” dipping low with deep bass in “Rainham Road” and leveling out with atmospheric washes in “Did We… Source: RollingStone Link: Collateral

Greatest Hits Vol. 1

Before they made major waves with Nirvana and Foo Fighters, Dave Grohl and Pat Smear shook up the underground as members of hardcore bands Scream and the Germs, respectively. They dive back into the CBGB-matinee mosh pit with Teenage Time Killers, a new all-star project including current or former singers… Source: RollingStone Link: Greatest Hits […]