8:13 am; Tuesday in San Francisco’s East Bay. Despite the considerably cooler breeze of the morning, I still find myself melting alongside a cup of iced coffee. The culprit: Whitney’s gem of an album, Light Upon the Lake. While their time together has been relatively brief, talking about the band is like describing a longtime crush -- easy on the eyes, a voice that can make you blush, and an inherent ability to romanticize the most cumbersome of exchanges...Read More
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Rhoades saw Shakey Graves at the Bowery Ballroom with support acts Joe Sundell and Esme Patterson...Read More
We held an unofficial showcase in Austin during SXSW music week back in March. The event was to celebrate our little business/collective/family turning one year old. It was also to showcase a selection of bands from across the US and Australia that we had either met or been introduced to on our various travels and musical pilgrimages during this first year...Read More
The broody and trembling vocals of Conor Oberst are ones I have long been acquainted with. From his Bright Eyes days, to working with Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley), with The Mystic Valley Band or as a solo artist, here is one singer/songwriter that I can comfortably associate with various eras of my own life growing up...Read More
Dear lord. YES.
Californian desert landscape, talented (and ruggedly handsome) musicians and Johnny Cash. What could possibly be more perfect than the combination of these fine things?
Thankfully, La Blogothèque comprehends the importance of fusing these beautiful elements together for our viewing pleasure in the 16 minute tribute to The Man In Black...
For us, SXSW music week really kicked off with our own unofficial showcase on the 12th March. Despite our months of planning and organising, we couldn't help but feel that rush of nervous excitement you get before a party or exam or other such important moment of kind of 'proving' yourself...Read More
I'm not sure if it's our luck, our personalities, or simply the way of the 'South,' but we seem to either dive right in or get thrown into the deep-end whenever we enter a city...Read More
What can you leave behind, when you're flyin’ lightnin’ fast and all alone?
Lauren messaged me when I was drunk and asked me to contribute something to her new blog. I thought for a long time then decided I’d write something about Country music so I’ve compiled a list of some of my favourite jams...
Perth songstress Kathryn Rollins has done pretty well for herself since releasing her EP 'Reckless' in April this year. She has already been likened to PJ Harvey and Feist, and her song 'Who Shot The Bird Down?' was recently named as the second most played song on Triple J Unearthed so far this year...Read More
Is is just me, or does this video look like something straight out of a Willow Wood shoot? The imagery of this video looks shockingly similar to our recent trip through the Ojai mountains...Read More