Reviews

Escondido “The Ghost of Escondido”

Escondido “The Ghost of Escondido”

Escondido The Ghost of Escondido By Gerry Gomez Staff Writer Escondido is a Nashville formed duo of Jessica Maros and Tyler James. Their vibey Spaghetti Western sound has a Southwestern desert sway to it, somewhat […]

Jonny Fritz “Dad Country”

Jonny Fritz “Dad Country”

Jonny Fritz – A Corndawg No More by John Larson Let’s get something straight right from the get-go: This is your daddy’s country. While his lyrics do have a modern slant, Jonny Fritz isn’t some […]

Live Review & Photos: Joe Ely & Joe Pug at The Mint Los Angeles, 3/16/2013

Live Review & Photos: Joe Ely & Joe Pug at The Mint Los Angeles, 3/16/2013

  Joe Ely & Joe Pug at The Mint Los Angeles, 3/16/2013 Photos and Words by Courtney Sudbrink Joe Ely official site:  www.ely.com Joe Pug: www.joepugmusic.com The Mint LA: www.themintla.com In Los Angeles, no venue […]

Photo Recap – Holly Williams @ The Hotel Cafe LA 2/6/13

Photo Recap – Holly Williams @ The Hotel Cafe LA 2/6/13

Photo Recap – Holly Williams @ The Hotel Cafe Los Angeles Photos of Holly Williams at The Hotel Cafe in L.A. on February 6, 2013 in support of her new album The Highway. All photos […]

The Bordertown Saints: The Bordertown Saints

The Bordertown Saints: The Bordertown Saints

The Bordertown Saints: The Bordertown Saints By Gerry Gomez, Staff Writer Imagine a run away train barreling through a Tex-Mex bordertown landing right in the middle of a dusty, olde-timey saloon brawl and you’ve got the […]

Bob Dylan “Tempest”

Bob Dylan “Tempest”

Bob Dylan Tempest The effortless shuffle, standup bass and Louis Armstrong-esque vocals on “Duquesne Whistle” open up Bob Dylan’s 35th album, Tempest with a train ride through Pennsylvania in the days of old, proving that […]

Skyline Drive – Topanga Ranch Motel

Skyline Drive – Topanga Ranch Motel

  Skyline Drive – Topanga Ranch Motel By Gerry Gomez, Staff Writer Derek Thomas of Skyline Drive has been playing his brand of canyon folk, singer-songwriter numbers on the LA club and bar circuit for […]

Review: Whispering Pines “Whispering Pines”

Review: Whispering Pines “Whispering Pines”

Whispering Pines: Whispering Pines After turning heads with their debut album, Family Tree in 2009, the 5-piece, Los Angeles based Whispering Pines combine a throwback sound with a modern feel that is enhanced 100 proof […]

Cory Branan Live at The Mint

Cory Branan Live at The Mint

Review: Cory Branan Live at The Mint, July 7 2012 By Natalie Rahhal, Staff Writer Cory Branan is a difficult man to contextualize.  He’s a hard-cussing, whiskey-drinking rocker; he’s a self-deprecating, reluctant star; he doesn’t […]

MIKE + RUTHY: THE NYC EP

MIKE + RUTHY: THE NYC EP

                      MIKE + RUTHY: THE NYC EP By Ben Reddell, Staff Writer This month marked the 100th birthday of Woody Guthrie, the patriarch of Folk […]

Review + Giveaway: Rod Melancon

Review + Giveaway: Rod Melancon

Rod Melancon: My Family Name Born and raised in Wright, Louisiana, Cajun blooded Rod Melancon has come onto the LA scene with a debut album that equally captures his troubled life as it does his […]

Sonny & The Sunsets “Longtime Companion”

Sonny & The Sunsets “Longtime Companion”

Sonny & The Sunsets – “Pretend You Love Me” by Polyvinyl Records Sonny & The Sunsets: Longtime Companion By Gerry Gomez, Staff Writer So with the beginning of Summer, Los Angeles is again basking in […]