Monthly Archives: March 2011

Hearts Of Oak – Used To It Now

Life seems to be playing out more like a sappy country song these days. Since back from TX, there’s hardly been a day without a new verse… Despite that, trying to get back to more regular posts. And listening to … Continue reading

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SXSW 2011 Redux: Friday, Saturday

Friday. The last couple years we’ve made our way down South Lamar Blvd to the Sin City Party at Maria’s Taco Xpress. I’m pretty sure it was Jesse Dayton 4 years ago that first brought us there. Some structural chages … Continue reading

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SXSW 2011 Redux: Wednesday, Thursday

Wednesday. A direct flight out of Boston got us into Austin a bit earlier than past years – which meant time for BBQ before digging into the music. Good thing too, as we didn’t hit any more BBQ the rest … Continue reading

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SXSW 2011 – some pictures…

It was an exhausting – but great – 4 days. It’s going to take me a few days to catch up on everything that was neglected (work, sleep, overall health…) but here are a few pictures – a mere surface … Continue reading

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It’s unlikely that I’ll post anything over the next few days… In the case that I do, I’d appreciate you disregarded any incoherence as the ramblings of a very satisfied man…

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Tom McKean & The Emperors – Wine, Women and Song ep

At the end of ’08, Tom McKean & The Emperors were giving away the wonderful, smokey, miserabalist track “This Old Heart Of Mine” for signing up for their newsletter. Shortly after, they released a single (“This Year”/”The Smile Of An … Continue reading

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SXSW 2011_8

This will be the last SXSW mix. We’ll be in Austin just after noon on Wednesday. On this mix, we have a perennial favorite – not much sounds better than the majestic, big sky sound of Monahans under the warm … Continue reading

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Maxim Ludwig & The Santa Fe Seven

This is why I go to SXSW. Bands like Maxim Ludwig & The Santa Fe Seven. Never heard of them until this morning when I was checking the lineup for the Sin City Party at Maria’s Taco Xpress. And now … Continue reading

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SXSW 2011_7

Been picking through the off-festival listings finding a lot of great things. Kicking things off is Austin’s American Graveyard. Their Myspace page lists a Saturday, March 19 night show – but I can’t find a duplicate listing elsewhere… Last year … Continue reading

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Aaron Berg

Arron Berg was born in South Carolina, raised by parents who ran an independent record store and did regional promotion for a who’s who of American country and roots music, moved to New York to study jazz, quit school, and … Continue reading

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