A band of brothers that morphed into an actual band, folk rock outfit Ha Ha Tonka began many moons ago at the former Southwest Missouri State University, now known as Missouri State University, picked up a rowdy roster of members along the way–since then, they have toured the world, graced major festival stages, and set … Read more PREVIEW: HA HA TONKA at 3RD & LINDSLEY on 7/30/17
Ha Ha Tonka—Heart-Shaped Mountain Forged in the Missouri Ozarks in 2004, Ha Ha Tonka unveils their fifth studio album, Heart-Shaped Mountain, today via Bloodshot Records. The band’s new record is a triumph—in more ways than one. After weathering a massive studio hardware crash that deleted everything they’d recorded, they regrouped, steeled themselves, and emerged with a 10-song collection … Read more NEW MUSIC FRIDAY!
Louisville-based rockers Murder By Death released their seventh album, Big Dark Love, in February via Bloodshot Records; “We’ve been around a long time, and people have really different perspectives on what we do. When we started the band, it was all about not fitting into a genre, we wanted to do whatever we wanted creatively,” says singer/guitarist Adam … Read more PREVIEW: MURDER BY DEATH at MERCY LOUNGE on 11/16/16
At the young age of 25, Lydia Loveless has been a professional musician for over decade; hailed by music media outlets as a rising new artist in the early 2010’s, it is astounding that she is not a yet household name. With the release of her newest album, Real, that anonymity may soon become a thing … Read more ALBUM REVIEW: “REAL” by LYDIA LOVELESS