It’s a family thing y’all–that was the takeaway message from Calexico’s recent performance at Portland’s Revolution Hall. The show was sold out, a formula for some high-level energy. And as Calexico, on tour supporting their latest (and ninth) studio record, played their hearts out, they delivered in spades. Their eclectic style of American pop, mariachi, … Read more LIVE SHOW REVIEW: CALEXICO
Modern soul innovator and Grammy-winning producer Son Little is coming to Mercy Lounge on September 23rd to perform songs from his forthcoming sophomore album, New Magic, out September 15th via ANTI- Records. Each of New Magic’s tracks draw from the diaspora of American blues and soul that includes not only modern R&B, but also rock n’ roll and hip-hop, … Read more WIN FREE TICKETS TO SEE SON LITTLE at MERCY LOUNGE on 9/23/17!
Scott McMicken,Toby Leaman, Zach Miller, Eric Slick, Frank McElroy, and Dimitri Manos took the darkened Ryman stage without fanfare, and began their set. I had seen them at almost a year ago to the day at the same venue in 2015, and as I pondered what to write about this performance, I realized that I … Read more LIVE SHOW REVIEW: DR. DOG at THE RYMAN
“I’ve always had a thing for lyrics,” says Son Little, the artist formerly known as Aaron Livingston and literal son of a preacher man, who recently released his self-titled debut album on label ANTI- Records. “I’ve written a lot of songs in the last few years, and had done a lot of work where there … Read more PREVIEW: SON LITTLE at THE HIGH WATT on 11/7/15