POSTED // Dec 5,2013 - The world of music sometimes seems like an impenetrable fortress of “cool.” Thinking you have to track down the coolest music, the coolest instruments or the coolest gear can make finding
POSTED // Nov 29,2013 - If you’re bored, something must change. That’s the conclusion that the members of local rock & roll outfit The North Valley came to, anyway, when they realized they’d reached a crossroads in their music.
POSTED // Nov 29,2013 - There is always something unique and unexpected going on with Brooklyn-based indie-rock band American Authors, which is fitting, given the nature of how their self-titled debut EP
POSTED // Nov 29,2013 - In the months since Seattle-based folk-pop band Ivan & Alyosha released their warm, harmony-rich stunner of a debut full-length album, All the Times We Had, in February, the four musicians
POSTED // Nov 21,2013 - Every cause needs an enemy, an antithesis that justifies why said cause is worth following in the first place. Radkey, a trio from St. Joseph, Mo., have found and named their antagonist.
POSTED // Nov 21,2013 - Though there are exceptions, it usually takes a substantial amount of time to become a worthwhile and entertaining rapper, one who is unique and not just a fusion of his influences
POSTED // Nov 21,2013 - In all of its blazing-hot glory, summer can be a major bummer. And when the air conditioning went kaput at the MusicGarage’s previous location on 1700 South in the middle of July this year,
POSTED // Nov 14,2013 - Music pioneer and inventor Les Paul didn’t impress with his first electric guitar. Called the “Log,” it was rudimentary—constructed out of guitar strings and a 4-by-4-inch piece of wood
POSTED // Nov 14,2013 - “Caleb Meyer, he lived alone in them hollerin’ pines/ And he made a little whiskey for himself, said it helped to pass the time.” So goes the first couple of lines of folk singer Gillian Welch’s