PREMIERE: “TALKIN’ LEVITICUS BLUES” by JOHN CRAIGIE

Portland-based travelin’ troubadour John Craigie, with his flair for storytelling, Mitch Hedberg-esque observational humor, and folksy delivery, delights and dazzles crowds wherever he lands. Today, Craigie unleashes his latest song, “Talkin’ Leviticus Blues,” his take on an equality issue ripped from the headlines. “This song was inspired by a conversation with someone about the Bible…

ALBUM REVIEW: “YOU ARE HERE” by HIGH UP

Nostalgia in pop culture is at a current all-time high. Social division and unbridled technological advancement runs rampant, and has left many longing for something that feels familiar–for something safe, warm and comforting, something easily agreed upon and easily understood, a shared sense of time and place we can confide in to lift spirits as…

ZOE SKY JORDAN MADE US A PLAYLIST!

Los Angeles native, Toronto raised, Nashville transplant alt-pop artist Zoe Sky Jordan is an emerging artist telling women’s stories in an everyday way. “My music represents how many roles we play in adaptation as the world manicures us into strange, unnatural shapes,” she says. “We remain in our truest form though, as wild, independent, beautiful…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with BLITZEN TRAPPER

“I’ve been here so long, the weird stuff is normal,” laughs Eric Earley, frontman of Portland-based folk-rock outfit Blitzen Trapper, of his hometown. The band, which toured last year to support their latest album, Wild And Reckless, is gearing up to hit the road again with a show in San Jose, California on February 16th.…

NEW MUSIC FRIDAY!

  Will Varley – Spirit Of Minnie Today, UK-based folkster Will Varley released Spirit Of Minnie, his fifth studio album and first recorded with a backing band. Sweeping, yet subdued strings provide gauzy atmosphere around his delicate, acoustic finger-picking on some tracks, while others are fortified with keys, percussion, and yearning steel guitar. Whatever the…

THE FUTURE OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IS FEMALE

Something I’ve always admired about music is its universalness. No matter age, gender, race or ethnicity, there’s a special message buried beneath almost every song. So why do we often hear about the gendering of music? Is it because it has a history of being a primarily male-dominated industry? But what about the increase in…