• orlowskiband

    With his new album, Believer, Seattle's Kris Orlowski steps forward in two new directions. Listening to the depth and breadth of Believer, both points ring out loud and clear -- it's a solid collection of songs rendered in big sonic fashion.

  • cc

    With her new release, Flying Dream, Catie Curtis is on her own... in more ways than one. She parted from the label she's been with for the past nine years (Compass Records), as well as the wife she's been with for the past 17.

  • robby960

    Even though the singer/songwriter genre is chock full of amazingly talented artists, very few of them are as consistently wonderful as Robby Hecht. With his eponymous third release, he proves this fact yet again.

  • korby960

    If you aren't familiar with Korby Lenker, it's important to note that he is wildly talented, ever stylish, and proudly quirky. Those three traits run through everything he touches.

  • StVincentPromo

    Ever fresh and innovative, St. Vincent treads the path blazed by artists like David Byrne and P.J. Harvey. The path that is both eccentric and heartfelt, or, as Clark has described, “at the intersection of accessible and lunatic.”

  • nashville

    The real heart of Music City lies in the vast creative community that huddles together in East Nashville, on Elliston Place, and at Grimey's. They dig craft beer and strong coffee, good ideas and better bands.

  • sue960

    I have known the Bangles' Susanna Hoffs — aka Sue Hots — for round about 23 years. I can honestly say that she is as lovely inside and out as you would hope her to be, moving through the world with humility and kindness as her guides.

  • bcbig

    Recently, I was given a second go at Brandi Carlile... Wait. Let me rephrase that. I was offered a second opportunity to interview her regarding her latest album, Bear Creek.

  • rouse

    Since debuting in 1998 with Dressed Up Like Nebraska, singer/songwriter Josh Rouse has tread one of the least straightforward musical paths you can imagine. His early records were full of impressively solid and accessible tunes representative of his Midwestern roots.

Joan Osborne: Love and Hate

Posted on Apr 18, 2014 in Album Reviews
Joan Osborne: Love and Hate

As a singer, Joan Osborne has one of those voices (along with Susanna Hoffs, Bonnie Raitt, and Brandi Carlile) that makes any song she interprets that much better. Where she has sometimes struggled, though, has been in writing original compositions worthy of her considerable vocal prowess and in finding a musical style broad enough for […]

Five Questions: Kris Orlowski

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 in Artist Interviews
Five Questions: Kris Orlowski

With his new album, Believer, Seattle’s Kris Orlowski steps forward in two new directions. First, it’s a full-length record (after three EPs) and, second, he’s a band (not just a singer/songwriter). Listening to the depth and breadth of Believer, both points ring out loud and clear — it’s a solid collection of songs rendered in big sonic fashion.

Katie Herzig: Walk Through Walls

Posted on Apr 14, 2014 in Album Reviews
Katie Herzig: Walk Through Walls

Used to be, Katie Herzig was a brooding folk singer, rendering emotive ditties with little more than an acoustic guitar and the occasional cello. Nowadays, though, she’s something of an electro-pop maven speaking with synthesizers and drum loops like they were her native language. And the evolution from then to now has really been spectacular […]

Robby Hecht: Robby Hecht

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 in Album Reviews
Robby Hecht: Robby Hecht

Some might say that, while the likes of Paul Simon and James Taylor are still alive and kicking, there’s no need for successors. But that would be wrong-headed and naïve. Besides, the successors — Robby Hecht among them — have been issuing fantastic records for years now from underneath the shadows of those giants.

Lissie Flies Solo at 3rd and Lindsley’s Backstage

Posted on Apr 9, 2014 in Concert Reviews
Lissie Flies Solo at 3rd and Lindsley’s Backstage

As a pop/rock artist, Lissie is accustomed to performing with a band… a really solid, hard-rocking band. So, for her to step on stage by herself, with some borrowed gear, and power through 12 tunes was an admirable feat.