Reviews

Album | Randy Steele – Moccasin Bender

As it continues to grow, Americana’s sound becomes less clearly defined. Evolving from the alt-country movement of the 80s and 90s, this genre was initially known for its soulful roots sound. For many, it was revolutionary, given its very conscious…

Album | Strange Culprits – Self-Titled

Usually, when a band bills themselves as a mixture of genres, the tighter those individual sonic influences can be interwoven, the better their swipe at innovation comes across. More typically than not, this means a closer-knit collective of, say, two…

Album | Eleanor Freidberger – Rebound

Following her 2017 tour, Eleanor Friedberger took a sojourn to Greece to recharge and explore her Greek heritage. She also learned to do the chicken dance at Rebound a late night, or early morning club (depending on your perspective of…

Live | Josh Rouse @ The Garage

Josh Rouse proved to be the perfect antidote to a cold, wet Wednesday April evening. His delivery and vocal style is full of soul and warmth and he likes to make gentle jokes in-between songs, like when telling the audience…

Album | Ghostly Beard – Inward

Ghostly Beard exists to make a statement. How can you get any more folk than that? Like Americana duo Newspoke, not much more is known about Ghostly Beard beyond his music and his moniker. Artists that decide to produce their…

Album | Melaku – Golden Age

At the start, it’s easy to pass up on Melaku. It’s at first glance that he just seems like another singer-songwriter whose self-funded, produced, and released his debut EP for all of three people to entertain. Although, this is a…