Posts Tagged ‘folk’

– By Dustin Blocker – “PUSH PLAY” The road has been fraught with turns for Denton, Texas’ most famous export, Midlake, and on their newest album, Antiphon, the band treks past their previous efforts, driving deeper into the darkened woods. For most bands, the loss of the primary singer-songwriter would signal an indefi…

Chesapeake Arena (Oklahoma City, OK) – Words by Chase Dunn / Photos by James Villa – On a windy Autumn evening in Oklahoma City, in front of a sold-out crowd at Chesapeake Arena, Pearl Jam’s Lightning Bolt tour thundered into town. This night would be special as Midlake had scored an exclusive invitation to open only t…

– By Dustin Blocker – “PUSH PLAY” For a band so sincere and cerebral, some of The Head and The Heart’s new record, Let’s Be Still, comes off a bit overwrought.  It’s strange: The album boasts hints of technical and lyrical brilliance scattered throughout the effort, proving that even the low spots aren’t really that lo…

– By Dustin Blocker – With The Head and The Heart’s sophomore album looming we thought it pretty savvy to share the record’s first single, “Shake”. If you’re already a fan of these folk-pop phenoms in the wake of the band’s excellent 2009 self-titled release, then you need little impetus to #PUSHPLAY. “Shake” is a fine…

MUSIC WE CURRENTLY ENJOY “Listen to This! Thank us Later.” AUGUST 2013: Music “On Tour Monthly Recommends” “Hold Yourself Up” by THE POLYPHONIC SPREE “If You Didn’t See Me (Then You Weren’t On The Dancefloor)” by DALE EARNHARDT JR. JR. “Sauna” by THE GLAM “Low Wishes” by AIR REVIEW “Ever Loved Once” by BLITZEN TRAPPER…

– By Chris Whitehead – RATING: “PUSH PLAY” After his hardcore punk band Million Dead split in 2005, England’s Frank Turner continued on as a singer-songwriter with a back-to-basics mentality.  Fueled by a DIY spirit he has successfully went from playing small pubs to headlining a sold-out show at Wembley Stadium in 201…