Ditties of December

Hi all, Long time, no post. I’m making a promise to get back in the swing of things. At minimum, I plan to post a monthly playlist. You’ll also be seeing a backlog… Continue reading

SXSW 2015: artists to catch

  Hi all,   I have finished listening to every single SXSW artist for 2015 (albeit a month late) and my the playlist with my favorite findings is complete. With the floodgates now open,… Continue reading

March Playlist: the march goes marching one by one

Hi all, Here’s the March playlist of material that are my recent favs. Enjoy! mike ep

marian hill: whiskey lips

Electronic music was a super-trendy joke once upon a time. If you’ve ever watched the Strongbad featurette about techno, then you’ll likely get a reminder of just how horribly bad and repetitious that… Continue reading

Son Little: Styx, Amazon and more otherworldly rivers

I can’t say enough about how damn much I love love love the fact that soul has been revived and infused into so many of the sounds coming out today. Son Little’s soul… Continue reading

Ben Caplan: the piano’s been drinking

It wouldn’t surprise me to know this wild-haired Canadian is a second cousin or nephew to our dear Tom Waits. Ben Caplan is as talented and passionate as they come and as entertaining… Continue reading

St. Paul and the Broken Bones: Selling Soul

“That boy got soul.” That’s the first thing I said when I heard St. Paul and the Broken Bones. Frontman Paul Janeway has a phenomenal voice + he sure knows how to use… Continue reading

JR & PH7: a match made in sick, sick beats

No. I don’t believe it. I click play, listen these slick lyrics and sick beats and turn around only to be told the mad men behind the music are a pair of Europeans… Continue reading

Honne: the quiet storm

There used to be a soft rock station I listened to back in my hometown, its tag line was “the quiet storm.” Cheesy as all get out but the best for being a… Continue reading

February’s Musical Forecast (2015)

Hi all, Here are the tracks I’ve been loving on as we roll into February and the tail end of winter. Enjoy! off the box, mike EP