by Peter Lindblad — Not surprisingly, Ian Anderson, the charismatic leader of British progressive-rock folkies Jethro Tull, has eclectic tastes in music.
Being an eccentric isn’t such a bad thing, especially when you’re a singer/songwriter as talented as Josh Ottum.
In a way, Vulture Whale could be the indie-rock version of one of those mythological beasts assembled from parts of various animals and given the ability to breathe fire.
by Peter Lindblad — Smoldering organ, slightly corrosive guitars with a Southern accent, hooks that drag rivers for dead bodies, the occasional blast of smog-covered horns and unexpectly sweet harmonies — that’s what Winston Audio is made of.
Formed in 2003, the Atlanta-based rockers the quintet brought forth its first EP, Come On, Hibernate, in July 2006. A full-length, The Red Rhythm, on the Favorite Gentlemen label, is due out in February 2010.
A psychedelic-pop “band,” in the loosest sense of the word, Chicago’s Netherfriends has been turning heads with their insanely infectious yet utterly distinctive ear candy.
With an earthy blend of dust-bowl blues, folk, touches of bluegrass and country, and a healthy dose of punk attitude that manifests itself in ragtime piano pounding, Devil Makes Three is a product of Pete Bernhard’s influences.
“I come from a family of musicians and weirdo artists for the most part, and for that I am thankful,” says Bernhard.