“CAROLINA DRAMA” – NEW MUSIC from JACK WHITE

If you know me, then it’s no secret that Jack White is my hero. Needless to say, the announcement of the release of JACK WHITE ACOUSTIC RECORDINGS 1998-2016, the essential Jack White songwriting collection–a 26-track double-LP and double-CD that features alternate versions, mixes, and previously unreleased recordings from The White Stripes, The Raconteurs, and solo material, all completely…

HAPPY FRIDAY: JACK WHITE to guest star on THE MUPPETS

Ok, go ahead and judge me all you want, but I love The Muppets.  When I was little, I had Miss Piggy, Kermit, and Fozzie Bear stuffed animals, I watched the original “Muppet Show”, watched “The Muppet Babies” on Saturday mornings, saw all the Muppet movies….I could go on.  If you know me at all,…

PREVIEW: BROOKE WAGGONER ALBUM RELEASE at EASTSIDE MANOR on 1/16/16

Brooke Waggoner has music in her DNA; her singing brothers can play a multitude of instruments, and her mother is a pianist.  Her great grandfather, a renowned classical pianist who fled Germany during the Second World War, started a piano company in New York, eventually relocating the family business to south Louisiana.  Waggoner herself began…

THE EAST OF 8TH TOP 15 OF ’15: “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)” – The Dead Weather

Last, but certainly not least, is “I Feel Love (Every Million Miles)” by supergroup The Dead Weather.  This song, oh my.  Just give me a minute, I’ll be fine. Whew! If you know me, you know how I feel about Jack White, and of course, that means I am a fan of his band The…

“NO” – NEW MUSIC FROM YAK

UK trio Yak have been wreaking havoc across Europe these past few months, and this fall will treat audiences to a new 7″ EP produced by Pulp’s Steve Mackey. The No EP is set for release on November 13th via Third Man Records and is available for pre-order now. The lead single and title track is streaming on…

PREVIEW: POKEY LaFARGE at MERCY LOUNGE on 4/22/15

Y’ALL!!!  St. Louis-based roots music master Pokey LaFarge is celebrating the release of his newest record, Something In The Water, at Mercy Lounge on Wednesday, April 22nd, joined by Margo and the Pricetags and Rachael Davis.  Saying that I’m excited about this show just might be the understatement of the century. I’ve mentioned before that I believe I was born in…

8 QUESTIONS with KENNY VASOLI of VACATIONER

I wouldn’t describe myself as an electronic music enthusiast, and I wasn’t exactly sure how I discovered the soothing sounds of Vacationer, but I was intrigued from the very first moment.  I was beyond excited to learn that they were coming to the Music City to perform at 12th & Porter with (ohmygoodness!) Hellogoodbye.  Vacationer’s lead singer and bassist, Kenny…