• Indie

    when black midi comes to town

    Always a treat to come across multi-talented new bands. black midi are young UK guys in their late teens / early 20’s who sound years ahead of their time. I bought this record after hearing “John L.” once and simply…

  • Indie

    My intro to Nicole Atkins

    Nicole Atkins has evaded me all these years, but thanks to a friend pointing me to her latest release earlier this year (Italian Ice), and the last 24 hours of deep diving into her music, I am on board. Her…

  • Indie,  Soul

    Hold Me – Oz Soul from The Teskey Brothers

    If you close your eyes and throw on The Teskey Brothers latest record, Run Home Slow, you may think you’re hearing some recently unearthed Memphis Stax soul. What you’re actually hearing is the soulful voice of Melbourne, Australia’s Josh Teskey…

  • Indie

    In Appreciation of: Honey in the Sun

    Please add me to the Tracyanne Campbell appreciation society. The Scottish lead singer/guitarist for Glaswegian Indie Pop band Camera Obscura caught my attention recently when “Honey in the Sun” rang out sweetly from my Mac speakers (hard to romanticize, ha).…

  • Indie

    Some People

    Heard this a while back on Elton John’s Rocket Hour radio show on Apple Music. It quickly turned into a favorite of mine, and some friends too. Killer moment when the bass and drums kick in. Great, talented artist, this…

  • Indie

    Angels Olsen on ACL

    I need to do a better job of posting the new tunes that hit my radar and give me all the feels. A couple months ago I was watching a new episode of Austin City Limits, and I was introduced…

  • Indie

    Fireworks!

    I don’t recall what triggered it, but I fell into a YouTube rabbit hole last night, zeroed in on First Aid Kit. For those that don’t know, First Aid Kit is made up of two sisters from the outskirts of…

  • Indie

    Dr. Dog + Jim Song

    photo by Chris Crisman Call me a huge admirer of Dr. Dog. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Thanks. “Jim Song” has that special formula that instantly connects with me: slow, acoustic guitar ballad; a lovesick and broken protagonist; throw in some…

  • Indie

    Mildenhall

    Great tunes abound. Here’s a recent favorite from the mind of James Mercer and the Shins.