brothers in arms: david & jonathan fallis (rye)

No interview to go with this — it was a one off five minute shoot — but new photos for the Brothers In Arms series. Georgia band Rye cheerfully stood for me last Saturday between their Record Store Day sets.

interview: ben hackett of new madrid

I interviewed Ben Hackett of Athens, GA, mood-rockers New Madrid back in March at Kings. New Madrid plays Local 506 tonight with locals the Affectionates. Doors 8pm, show 9pm, tix day of $9. BNKO: Start with who you are, and what you play. Ben Hackett: I play bass and sing backup vocals. BNKO: Tell me…

record store day: rye & lauren st jane

I was down in Atlanta for Record Store Day over the weekend, and Trav had to work, so I hied myself over to Mojo Vinyl in Roswell — a great store, and I had a lovely conversation with folks there about the Thrill, and I bought an old RSD Whiskeytown 7″ that I didn’t already…

happy anniversary to this blog

Five years! As always we celebrate with a photo of an idiot manchild third baseman. This one eventually became a professional, though.

concerts: bobby bare jr & cory branan

Wednesday night at the Cradle was a Bloodshot double shot, just like I like it — Bobby Bare, Jr, out in support of his fabulous Undefeated, and Cory Branan supporting, touring behind last year’s Mutt and next year’s new record? Regardless, a great night. Cory took requests and charmed everyone (although to be fair most of…

brothers in arms: sammy & tyler duis (MELODIME)

I recorded today’s two interviews with 75% of Northern Virginia rockers MELODIME back in March, at the Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC; one with brothers Sammy and Tyler Duis as part of my Brothers In Arms series, below, and solo interview with lead singer Brad Rhodes about their latest record. Read ’em both….

interview: brad rhodes of MELODIME

I recorded today’s two interviews with 75% of Northern Virginia rockers MELODIME back in March, at the Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, NC; one with brothers Sammy and Tyler Duis as part of my Brothers In Arms series, and solo interview with lead singer Brad Rhodes below about their latest record. Read ’em both….

book review: exile in guyville (gina arnold ; 33 1/3 #86)

Two or three years ago, when this title was announced by Bloomsbury, I was excited, because I thought that Gina Arnold might be able to explain Exile In Guyville to me. To tell me what makes women of a particular age — say 32, because I know this record never kicked for my baby sister,…

bloodshot records spring: bobby bare jr & dex romweber

Bobby Bare Jr. — Undefeated: once a year or so, Bloodshot’s new release schedule affords me the opportunity to dig into the back catalog of one of their artists, someone I’ve never really listened to before; this year it’s Bobby Bare, Jr., and it starts with his 2014 release Undefeated. It’s a gem of a…

concerts: rhett miller @ cat’s cradle backroom

In one of the most hilarious, slightly obscene, and totally unplanned live music moments I have ever experienced Saturday night when Rhett Miller walked onto the stage, before he’d even played a note, you could — audibly — hear every woman in the Cradle sigh out loud. Like, this perfect moment of oh holy God…