Shirley Manson trash-talks ageism ahead of Garbage’s tour with Debbie Harry; show Tuesday at the Kauffman Center

Shirley Manson trash-talks ageism ahead of Garbage's tour with Debbie Harry; show Tuesday at the Kauffman Center

Shirley Manson has logged two decades as the singer for Garbage, but that’s only further rarefied her status. Women musicians, she’ll tell you, have lo...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/interviews/article/20866246/shirley-manson-trashtalks-ageism-ahead-of-garbages-tour-with-debbie-harry

Giants Chair, Riley PnP, Radar State, Westerners and more of the best recent music videos

Giants Chair, Riley PnP, Radar State, Westerners and more of the best recent music videos

The air outside is too hot and heavy to allow much enjoyment, so it's with great relief that local musicians have seen fit to bestow a huge number of new v...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/blog/20866524/giants-chair-riley-pnp-radar-state-westerners-and-more-of-the-best-recent-music-videos

Talking ‘Reoccurring Dream Theme’ with Westerners ahead of this weekend’s album-release shows

Talking 'Reoccurring Dream Theme' with Westerners ahead of this weekend's album-release shows

I showed up early to my interview with Lawrence indie-rock quartet Westerners, so I sat outside in the sun on a late Sunday afternoon, listening to the ban...

Source: www.pitch.com/music/blog/20866523/talking-reoccurring-dream-theme-with-westerners

Review of The Grisly Hand’s self-titled at Modern Vinyl

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A double album can be an odd duck, but Kansas City’s The Grisly Hand may have unlocked its secrets. On the surface, the idea of recording 19 songs, putting them out as two separate compact discs (a year apart), and then re-sequencing them as a double vinyl release (now self-titled) sounds overly-complicated, and maybe it is. However, while the two albums which comprise The Grisly Hand’s double LP — last year’s Flesh & Gold, and this year’s Hearts & Stars — are both excellent records on their own, it’s when the two are combined that this music really takes shape.
Read the full review at Modern Vinyl. Published 1/23/17

Recommending Nikki Lane’s “Jackpot” at Modern Vinyl

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For every discussion about how Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton are bringing energy and fervor back to country music, while making it “real” again, I can’t help but feel like Nikki Lane is getting shunted to the side. She’s been kicking out albums since her 2011 debut, Walk of Shame, a full three years prior to Simpson’s debut. The title track’s liberated, feminist embrace of the same topics Simpson would get praise for on Metamodern Sounds in Country Music‘s “Life of Sin” three years later should give Lane the same acclaim as her male peers, but for some reason, she’s been quietly relegated to the background when discussion of taking back Nashville comes around.
Read the full recommendation at Modern Vinyl. Published 1/23/17

Review of Eve 6’s self-titled at Modern Vinyl

eve 6 cover Eve 6’s self-titled debut is nearly 20 years old, and I only just listened to it all the way through. It’s weird when an album as omnipresent as this finally makes its way to vinyl, because it’s not like you can’t easily snag a copy of the compact disc in any record store dollar bin. Despite this being a platinum record, it’s the sort of thing which dominated the ‘90s alt-rock scene: an album with a big, inescapable single that led to a sophomore album which was more of the same. Read the full review at Modern Vinyl. Published 1/19/17