Post Tagged with: "North Carolina"

Jamie and Steve – Circling  (2014)

Jamie and Steve – Circling (2014)

Surely you know who these guys are, and if you don’t, you’re missing out on a lot of fantastic music! But for those not familiar with the twosome, they’re Jamie Hoover and Steve Stoeckel

Cool cover of Jackson 5′s ‘I Want You Back’ propels Lake Street Dive to spotlight ahead of LEAF

On a Boston sidewalk, the brassy, sassy combo Lake Street Dive tears into an acoustic soul cover of the Jackson Five’s “I Want You Back.”

Kim Kalman – At Last (2013)

Kim Kalman, whose grandfather was mid-century big band leader George Kindler, reconnects with the sounds and styles of that bygone era on At Last – and reanimates some shopworn classics along the way.

The Lowbots – The Lowbots (2010)

Musical fashions and fads may come and go, but in the end a band will always be judged solely by their songs. As long as the tunes are catchy and memorable, that is what is important.

Kenny Roby – Memories and Birds (2013)

I’m a sucker for the storyteller. Sure, the swinging hooks and catchy riffs are great, but for all the various attributes that make an artist or band stand out, the bard card is generally what lures me into month-long catalog benders.

Chris Stamey – Lovesick Blues (2013)

Chris Stamey – Lovesick Blues (2013)

A nocturnal gust of sadness, Chris Stamey’s Lovesick Blues is a soundtrack to an endless, impossibly vivid night of heartbreak — dark, impossibly dark, but at the same time beautiful.

Exclusive stream: Chris Stamey, “Anyway” from Lovesick Blues (2013)

Exclusive stream: Chris Stamey, “Anyway” from Lovesick Blues (2013)

Check out an exclusive advance stream of “Anyway,” from Chris Stamey’s upcoming album Lovesick Blues, due on February 5, 2013 from Yep Roc Records.

Jamie and Steve – Imaginary Café (2013)

For the past few years, Jamie Hoover and Steve Stoeckel of the Spongetones have been moonlighting as a duo. Clinging tight the melody-matted pop rock essence their long-running North Carolina band is universally adored for

Something Else! Interview: Chris Stamey, co-founder of the dB’s

Something Else! Interview: Chris Stamey, co-founder of the dB’s

Chris Stamey, up until recently, hadn’t issued a new long-player since he worked with Yo La Tengo on 2005′s A Question of Temperature, and last recorded a full album with his old band the dB’s in 1982.

Emily Hurd – Any Given Day (2012)

With the average Christmas album, you dig it out sometime around Thanksgiving, then stuff it back in with the tinsel and garland sometime around New Year’s Day. Singer-songwriter Emily Hurd may have broken that pattern with Any Given Day.