Monthly Archives: February 2011

Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil – Victims, Enemies, & Old Friends

I don’t think the first track was half over before I ordered this cd off their Bandcamp site last year. Doc Dailey & Magnolia Devil are from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and “Victims, Enemies, & Old Friends” is their first full … Continue reading

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Olin & The Moon – Waking Up

So, Olin & The Moon are listed to play each day SXSW. As of now, all times and venues are TBD. I included one of their songs on the 2nd SXSW playlist. Their third album, “Footsteps,” came out early January … Continue reading

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Jason Sain & the Foolhearted – Dames, Trains, & Tall Texas Tales

Jason Sain & the Foolhearted, fronted by Texas native Sain, hail from Branson, Missouri. “Dames, Trains, and Tall Texas Tales,” the title of their debut, could stand alone as a perfect descriptor of the album. Mid tempo honky tonk and … Continue reading

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SXSW 2011_6

This selection leads of with Kingsley Flood out of Boston. Since there’s so much great music at SXSW – either so local, or too foreign – we often skip bands we can see at home, but this is really good … Continue reading

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SXSW 2011_5

Closer to SXSW. Less time. Smaller chunks of music. The off-festival listings have been growing – meaning there is another trove of music needing tending. Some of best shows we’ve seen over the years are bands traveling through town but … Continue reading

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Bobby Bare Jr – Valentine

I picked up Bobby Bare Jr‘s “Young Criminals Starvation League” shortly after it came out in the summer of 2002. That summer, on a road trip with two brothers from Oklahoma and some other friends, I slipped it in the … Continue reading

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SXSW 2011_4

One of our SXSW traditions has been Jon Langford. It might even be a SXSW rule: see Jon Langford. This year he’s appearing both with his band Skull Orchard and with the Waco Bros. The Waco Bros and their high … Continue reading

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Oh Ruin

The name Oh Ruin suspiciously sets up the possibility of either navel gazing mopiness or a metallic maelstrom. Luckily it’s neither. It’s literate folk from London via Ireland guitarist Eion O’Ruainigh (hence the name…). O’Ruainigh’s a great picker with an … Continue reading

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The Backyard Committee

This album starts off with the welcoming country twang of “Red China.” Track two, “We Can’t Stay,” cranks it up like Jesse Malin’s kid brother. Sold. Mike Sembos has been part of the CT music scene for a while and … Continue reading

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Daniel Lefkowitz

I was planning to catch The Low Anthem when they pass through Boston at the beginning of March. Daniel Lefkowitz is opening – and the 3 song ep he just released will guarantee that I’m not late. From North Carolina, … Continue reading

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