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Austin’s Legends: Kris Kristofferson

Austin’s Legends: Kris Kristofferson

Tales From The Legendary Founder of The Groundlings Austin’s Legends: Kris Kristofferson By Gary Austin Contributing Writer While driving from Twin Peaks to my gig in North Beach, a song blasted from my car radio.  […]

Review: Hellbound Glory “Damaged Goods”

Review: Hellbound Glory “Damaged Goods”

Hellbound Glory Damaged Goods If  Reno, Nevada had a sound, it would be raw, dirty, down on its luck and heavy on substance abuse. Hailing from the Biggest Little City in the World, Hellbound Glory […]

Review: Damngivers “Damngivers”

Review: Damngivers “Damngivers”

Damngivers Damngivers Offering up everything from twang-tinged melodic pop to full-fledged country rock, Long Beach based Damngivers have delivered one damngood EP.  With vocals somewhere between Elvis Costello and Bob Dylan, front-man Gerry Gomez has […]

Steve Earle Kicks Folk’s Ass

Steve Earle Kicks Folk’s Ass

Steve Earle Kicks Folk’s Ass A 2012 Grammy Nomination Op-Ed by Courtney Sudbrink, Managing Editor If Steve Earle ain’t country, I don’t know who is. But just this week, Earle’s album,  I’ll Never Get Out […]

Records Revisited: Arlo Guthrie “Alice’s Restaurant”

Records Revisited: Arlo Guthrie “Alice’s Restaurant”

Alice’s Restaurant Massacree by Arlo Guthrie on Grooveshark Arlo Guthrie Alice’s Restaurant Droppin a needle on side one of Alice’s Restaurant is like letting a car loose on icy pavement. But if you have 18:37 […]

Review: Maxim Ludwig & The Santa Fe Seven “This Round is on Me”

Review: Maxim Ludwig & The Santa Fe Seven “This Round is on Me”

Maxim Ludwig and the Santa Fe Seven This Round is on Me EP Website: http://maximludwig.com By Gerry Gomez Straight out of Silverlake, Maxim Ludwig and the Santa Fe Seven are so darn good. With their […]

Review: Harmondale “Spirit of 73”

Review: Harmondale “Spirit of 73”

Harmondale Spirit of 73 By Gerry Gomez Very rarely does an album come across our desk, that warrants such joy in hearing it, tears well up.  Harmondale is an exception. It’s the sort of music […]

Review: Ryan Adams “Ashes and Fire”

Review: Ryan Adams “Ashes and Fire”

  Ryan Adams Ashes and Fire By Gerry Gomez Any time Ryan Adams puts pen to paper, the potential for something extraordinary to happen is there. One might expect that if he were to write […]

Why Los Angeles is Gram Parsons Country

Why Los Angeles is Gram Parsons Country

Why Los Angeles is Gram Parsons Country By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor Gram Parsons has yet to be honored by a Country Music Hall of Fame induction. Whether or not this is an oversight or slap […]

Records Revisited: Waylon Jennings “Never Could Toe The Mark”

Records Revisited: Waylon Jennings “Never Could Toe The Mark”

Waylon Jennings:  Never Could Toe The Mark (1984) By Courtney Sudbrink, Editor There’s something about seeing a Waylon Jennings =W= logo spinnin’ round a turntable that is synonymous with a stamp of quality in motion. […]

Review: Black Creek “Ragged Shark”

Review: Black Creek “Ragged Shark”

                Black Creek Ragged Shark What’s with all the Americana coming out of the UK and Australia lately? Is it possible that the rest of the West is […]

Review: Paladino “Paladino”

Review: Paladino “Paladino”

Paladino Paladino By Gerry Gomez “Lonely Mountain” kicks off the debut self-titled offering by Los Angeles based, Paladino or rather, more appropriately rattles the dust off it.  The up-tempo bar-room style country rock is a […]