Hot Club of Cowtown: Wishful Thinking

Hot Club of Cowtown is a band that seems to imagine American pop music as if time was stopped in the mid-1950s. It’s a country band without a shred of modernity or relevance, and it’s exactly this (along with s...
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The Porter Block Block Party!

With a name that sounds like a New Jersey construction company, Porter Block basks in the glory of his hometown at Rockwood Music Hall on Aug. 12. For his upcoming album, Gowanus Yacht Club, Porter assembled an...
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Phil Cody @ Rockwood Music Hall

A direct descendent of Buffalo Bill Cody, Los Angeles songwriter Phil Cody follows in the free, rambling spirit of his ancestor. He’s been a self-imposed exile from the music business since the beginning of the...

The Lost Fingers: Lost In The ’80s

Only Canada could produce something as insidious as an album of jazz covers of ‘80s songs (in a French accent, no less). Yet The Lost Fingers, a trio of handsome gentlemen with excellent sunglasses, have made t...

Anchor & Braille: Felt / Woodwater

Anchor & Braille is, sadly, not two people with amusing pseudonyms, but, rather, a single songwriter, Stephen Christian. Felt, his first album, has been a work-in-progress for some four years. The resulting...

Beatallica: Masterful Mystery Tour / Oglio

After becoming famous for their legal troubles, Beatallica have, incredibly, managed to defy the copyright monster and stick around long enough to produce a few officially released albums. Beatallica, arguably ...
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Die Volkenvestival!

Like Woody Allen, folk music is seemingly being kept alive on a wholesome diet of bagels, flannel, and the tears of old Jewish women. However, unlike Woody Allen, folk music is only getting better. Look no furt...

Iron Age: The Sleeping Eye / Tee Pee

The Sleeping Eye is a seriously solid slab of dark, rusty metal. Old-fashioned and basic, Iron Age have delivered the garage-band metal album—lacking in originality or fresh ideas, but with talent and infectiou...