Maybe the best thing to do in the New Year, in a constantly changing town, is to focus on crafting the present, rather than just preserving the past – and on why it’s so important to think of some of our favorite local “throwback” artists as arbiters for a better modernity, not simple conservation.
I don’t want to state the obvious, but I’m going to.
For decades, Of Montreal has been the iconic experimental pop-group, whose appeal is both diverse and sensible enough to land a song on the majority of people’s musical playlists.
Natalie Prass’ new LP is an album that caused me endless stress because it’s so good that I wasn’t sure that I would be able to properly do it justice with a simple review, but I tried anyway.
Atlanta’s Shaky Knees is a great example of how to build excitement around a smaller festival in a field that’s long been dominated by the veterans and their inherent recognizability.
Check out this exclusive video of Cory Branan from our holiday fundraiser at the 5 Spot – and prepared to be thoroughly wooed by his explosive picking, emotive voice and poetic lyrics.
“A Tale of Two Tims,” hosted by The Porch Writers’ Collective, will center around the words of acclaimed author Tim O’Brien (The Things They Carried) and the sounds of bluegrass musician Tim O’Brien. No, you didn’t misread that, there will be double the amount of Tim.
I am a pitiful storyteller in comparison to the Appalachian native, but here is the story I have pieced together of Malcolm Holcombe, playing tonight at the 5 Spot.
American Songwriter’s Editor-in-Chief shares his local haunts, from which Kroger he prefers to where he drinks, on the eve of the magazine’s thirtieth anniversary party at City Winery.
Christian Lee Huston, the 24-year old described best as the “King of Bummercore,” writes the type of songs that are begging to be featured in an indie romantic drama or a self-discovering coming of age tale of some sort (and make no mistake, I mean that in a good way).