With its eleven powerful tracks that pay tribute to the swampy southern blues of their origin, edged with gut-punching rock n’ roll, mostly Mississippi-based outfit Bishop Gunn’s new album Natchez, named for their hometown, represents the sound of the South as they know it. The band is made of Natchez sons Travis McCready (lead vocals), … Read more WORD ASSOCIATION with BISHOP GUNN
“I didn’t really set out to pursue music,” says Oxford, Mississippi’s Sanders Bohlke, “music kind of found me.” The alt-folk/neo-soul man began playing music as a youngster; “I got a guitar at 15, like everybody else, and played in blues bands in high school. I started recording demos when I was in college, and then got an … Read more AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW with SANDERS BOHLKE
A whole lot of awesome has happened to Oxford, Mississippi’s indie rock outfit Young Buffalo since I last spoke with them in February; they’ve released their debut full length album, House, to great reviews (including one written by yours truly), had fun playing a round of shows at SXSW (maybe a little too much fun, there was talk of the band instigating a … Read more PREVIEW: YOUNG BUFFALO at THE BASEMENT EAST on 6/28/15
Once upon a time, I heard a song called “Sykia” by a band called Young Buffalo. It was one of those head-bobbers that scratched all my indie rock itches, and I wanted to know more, and of course, share it with you, beloved readers. So who is Young Buffalo? The Oxford, Mississppi-based band was started by Jim Barrett and Ben … Read more WHO IS YOUNG BUFFALO?
Yesterday I had the distinct pleasure of chatting on the phone with Jules McKenzie of Melbourne’s own Money For Rope. Fresh from their performances at South By Southwest in Austin this past weekend, the band was in Clarksdale, Mississippi, making their way to the Music City to play live at the Springwater Supper Club and Lounge this … Read more 8 QUESTIONS with JULES McKENZIE of MONEY FOR ROPE