Monthly Archives: October 2010

‘Sanity’ rally has fun with music, too

WASHINGTON — There were maybe a couple hundred thousand people on your National Mall Saturday afternoon. The main draw at the “Rally to Restore Sanity And/Or Fear” was a mock battle of wits between Jon Stewart, who was hyping reason and civility, and Stephen Colbert, who was hyping … well, hype. The two Comedy Central […]

Little Dragon preps new album

Little Dragon, who opened for TV on the Radio not too long ago at Headliners, is hard at work in Sweden on a new album. Meanwhile, listen to their Daytrotter session. —MH

Listen to Buffalo Springfield’s reunion

Beautiful. Just enjoy.

Ryan Montbleau stops @ Gerstle’s

Ryan Montbleau stops at Gerstle’s Nov. 4 in support of his new CD “Heavy on the Vine.”

Bruise Cruise

Carnival Schmarnival. Bring on the 2010 Bruise Cruise. Bruise Cruise – Ty Segall from BRUISE CRUISE FEST on Vimeo.

The Suzan on ’Ye

Not-nearly-as-paranoid-as-Kanye group The Suzan redo the emo rapper’s song.

To Mogwai, ‘Hardcore Will Never Die’

Good hardcore died long ago, but decidedly non-chugga chugga instrumentalists Mogwai are keeping the fire alive with Hardcore Will Never Die (Feb. 15 via Sub Pop/Rock Action). Recorded at Chem 19 and mixed at a lovely enclave known as The Castle of Doom, a limited edition version of the album features the 26-minute opus “The […]

Burnside, Malcolm added to Robert Johnson tribute

Stevie Ray’s alums Cedric Burnside, grandson of R.L. Burnside, and Lightnin’ Malcolm have been added to the  Blues at the Crossroads Tour, a tribute to the influential blues legend Robert Johnson. The duo will be among several performers featured on a collection by the same name to be recorded later this year at Ardent Studios in […]

LEO Music ’Cast: The Steeldrivers

Guitarist and Paintsville, Ky. native Chris Stapleton from The Steeldrivers joins us this week to discuss the band’s new Rounder Records album, Reckless. —Mat Herron Listen: The Steeldrivers

Quality Time: Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten might avoid fire-engine red leather pants (that we know of) or pterodactyl-like yeows of David Lee Roth, but her solo album “Epic” (Oct. 5 via Ba Da Bing) is eliciting howls. Recorded at Philadelphia’s Miner Street Studios by musician and producer Brian McTear, Van Etten’s songs have since been covered by The […]