Tom Petty 1950-2017: Ten Career Reflections On A Great American Musical Hero

Tom Petty should go down in rock history as the music’s greatest individual role model. If that sounds like an audacious claim, just take a cursory look at how this native Floridian navigated his way ...

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The Growlers, The Black Angels, Spoon and More – 8 Must-See Acts at Austin City Limits 2017 (FESTIVAL PREVIEW)

Austin’s festival season is probably the only thing longer than its summer. Kicking off with SXSW in March and lasting until Sound on Sound Fest (formerly Fun Fun Fun Fest) in November, almost every weekend ...

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MY ROOTS: Guitarists Orianthi & Richie Sambora Celebrate New Musical Adventure With RSO (INTERVIEW)

You can hear it in their voices that this is something genuinely exciting. With last Friday’s release of Rise, the first collaborative EP from Orianthi and Richie Sambora, you can easily imagine this is only ...

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Rockabilly Legend Billy Burnette Talks New LP ‘Crazy Like Me’ & Fleetwood Mac Stint (INTERVIEW)

Rock & roll is part of my DNA. I don’t do it because I have to do it; I do it because I love this kind of music. I’ve never done anything but this. For ...

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Suds & Sounds: Against the Grain Keep It Weird and Lively In Louisville

In Suds & Sounds we turn the spotlight on breweries, focusing on the role of music in that brewery’s history, packaging, tastes, and in its city or town as a whole. The idea is to get beer and ...

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Tyrone Vaughan Keep Family Guitar Legacy Strong (INTERVIEW)

It’s common knowledge what a breeding ground for great music Austin, Texas is. So it’s no surprise that Tyrone Vaughan has been gaining attention for his guitar playing and singing, starting with his group Breedlove, ...

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Nick Lowe’s Discography Still Shines (VINTAGE STASH)

So it goes!?…Who would’ve thought the smart-ass purveyor of pure pop for now people would go on to an extended career that would morph into something of a musicological expedition? Nick Lowe produced the earliest ...

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Ben Sollee Reveals Making of New LP ‘Kentucky Native’ (INTERVIEW)

What do you get when you take a string band and move them into a log cabin in Kentucky for a week and a half to record an album? Probably not what you think. Kentucky ...

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Sheather Fest 2017 Is Do It Yourself/Non Profit Festival Like None Other (PREVIEW)

Sheather Fest is unlike any festival in the country. Held this coming September 9 and 10, 2017, in Knights Ferry, California, the idea for this musical gathering was born out of  love and appreciation for ...

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Cinema Against Hate: The Best Anti-Nazi Scenes

Nazis and fascism have no place on American soil. These movie scenes remind us of what to do when confronted by the growing tides of fascism.

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