Articles by: Maeri Ferguson

John Moreland Presents Intimate & Engaging Gig at Rough Trade (SHOW REVIEW)

John Moreland’s devastatingly beautiful songs are best enjoyed at a live show, if you’re so lucky. Moreland released the phenomenal Big Bad Luv back in May, and has been on a steady stream of gigs ...

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Julia Jacklin Nails Ballads & Garage Rockers at Rough Trade (SHOW REVIEW)

Julia Jacklin’s Don’t Let the Kids Win was one of 2016’s best offerings. Aussie-born Jacklin and her band pair lyrics about deep fears, rejection, and self-realization with a mix of clanging garage rock guitars and ...

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JD McPherson Gives Go For Broke Rockabilly Performance at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg (SHOW REVIEW)

The rockabilly crowd came out in droves to see JD McPherson and his band tear up the dance floor with their fiery, rock and roll grooves. at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg on November 7. ...

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Jessica Lea Mayfield Makes Gut Punch of Hyper-Focused Pop Rock On ‘Sorry Is Gone’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

I deserve to occupy this space/Without feeling like I don’t belong,” sings Jessica Lea Mayfield on the title track off her new record Sorry Is Gone. It’s a gut punch of hyper-focused pop rock about ...

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Cults Sound Justly In Sync On ‘Offering’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

It’s been four years since we’ve heard from New York City duo Cults, and things have shifted a bit since their last release, 2013’s Static. Specifically, they’ve leveled things out, with both members of the ...

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J. Roddy Walston and the Business Enter A New Band Chapter With ‘Destroyers of the Soft Life’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Not exactly fresh off the heels of their highly acclaimed 2013 release Essential Tremors (a triumph of headbanging southern rock and roll), J. Roddy Walston and the Business have certainly evolved with the much anticipated ...

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The Huntress and the Holder of Hands’s Debut LP ‘Avalon’ Is Not For Faint of Heart (ALBUM REVIEW)

When Dave Lamb of Brown Bird passed away in 2014, the loss felt so great and the future of the band felt so uncertain. Lamb’s bandmate and wife Morgan Eve Swain, finding herself a young ...

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Tom Brosseau Plays Role Of Singing Historian On ‘Treasures Untold’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Tom Brosseau has the kind of voice that makes you lean in just a little closer to hear it. It is arresting and beautiful, completely unique. At once delicate and grounded, Brosseau is creating some ...

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Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae Shape Sweet Melodies on ‘Tell Me True’ (ALBUM REVIEW)

Whether you know Cory Chisel from his last record, 2012’s Old Believers, or from his more recent stint as one third of the super group Traveller (with Robert Ellis and Johnny Fritz), or whether you’ve ...

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John Prine & Guests, Steelism, Michael Kiwanuka Lead Sunday at Newport Folk Festival (FESTIVAL RECAP/PHOTOS)

Newport Folk Festival’s third day always moves just a little slower. The first part of the day – as groggy festival-goers wander in a bit later – is packed with gospel and choir music to ...

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