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Down the STREET Wednesday, March 1
The Urban Core boasts one true indie rock and hip-hop club: 1904 Music Hall. Owner Jason Hunnicutt wants local music heads to party down at the club’s fifth anniversary celebration, featuring …
Right IN TIME Wednesday, March 1
A critics’ fave — to wit, her 15 Grammy Award nominations and three wins — Lucinda Williams earns even greater hosannas from her loyal fans, who dig deep into her catalog of tunes, …
The Blue TROUBADOUR Wednesday, March 1
The music and style of Memphis-born singer-songwriter Branan is as mercurial and inscrutable as his hometown. Labels like alt-country, rock and folk all seem to apply, until Branan releases another …
Benjamin PUNK Buttons Wednesday, March 1
After World War II, youth culture in America was in rebellion. Rock 'n' roll, fast cars, casual dress, surfing and other principles of recalcitrance were all established during this era. Still, there was an understood endpoint to the period in which …
Run a Google search on "The Growlers interview" and you'll find scores of similar results: Stories with headlines like, "It's Impossible to Interview The Growlers," ledes like, "I tried 10 times to connect with The Growlers," and some version of "Brooks Nielsen and I were this close to chatting!" The last example is all mine-The Growlers' lead singer and I traded a series of phone calls, text messages and smoke signals last week, even presumably …
Everything's Gonna be ALRIGHT Wednesday, February 22
Singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins first caught the ear of pop audiences with his 1998 mega-hit, “Lullaby.” Mullins went on to become the king of hit TV-show soundtracks, with songs featured …
BEACH Jams Wednesday, February 22
The fifth annual Community First Seawalk Music Festival returns with another great line-up of killer local musicians including Crazy Daysies, Mama Blue, Conrad Oberg, Top Shelf People, Parker Urban …
Chaos X Four = RAD Wednesday, February 22
Ever since its beginnings in the 1970s, punk rock has boiled with multitudes of regional flavors. There’s the original London sneer, D.C.’s aggressive stomp, New York City’s …
Down-Tune DUVAL Wednesday, February 22
Metal, when done right, is like chocolate mint, the Grateful Dead, and even war. There is no in between and when you’re “all in,” you invariably stay in. Metal is the true music of …
Power of SONG Wednesday, February 15
Formed in Washington, D.C. in 1973, Sweet Honey in the Rock continues to spellbind audiences with a blend of a cappella vocals, dance and sign language. While the group has undergone line-up changes …