Joey’s new video premiered over at The Bluegrass Situation. And now it’s here.
Lemme walk you through it… I’ve wondered from time to time if I could ever restart the ‘Zine. But I never had a perspective or purpose for it. When I shut it down, the snark went to the Cream, the listings went to We Own This Town, and the general subversion went to Nashville’s Dead. […]
I talked to Dave Johnson of Scale Model Guitars about the importance of getting your guitar set up every so often. Some people believe that a new player should have to “pay their dues” on their first guitar, with action way too high and maybe painful on the fingers. Some people think that cheaper beginner […]
Live in different states. I talked to Jerry for my SongCast column about their new album and their writing and recording processes. For me, it’s way more fun when we’re both in the same room tracking together. It’s just exciting to hear the songs come together, make wisecracks, drink milkshakes, and have a late dinner […]
I talked to Sean and Stephen from the Nobility about making their new record. I’ll say this. We always have a budget going into our studio time and we always blow that out of the water within a week because we are not good at saying, “ok, that’ll work.” We keep going and keep going […]
I talked to Ryan Ervin (Carter Administration, Spider Virus, Century Club, Minor Toughs) about being a one-man band. I don’t put any thought into it whatsoever. For me, when it’s done, it’s ready to be heard. I usually post an album as soon as I get the finished master. It was always so hard for […]
Here’s Benjamin Harper (of Magnolia Sons) talking about making a solo record that sounds like a band. I recorded everything at home. Every song on the record is a “demo.” I used a lot of virtual instruments, which I’d never done before. I used virtual drums for all of the tracks except one. Can you […]
I wrote a long story about Slack going MIA ten years ago. It is not unfair to call 2005 the year that Nashville indie rock’s commercial ambitions got eaten up and shit out by Los Angeles. The Cliffs Notes version is that within a few months, Feable Weiner, The Pink Spiders, and Slack all made […]