Are We There by Sharon Van Etten This album marks the first time I’ve really taken notice of Sharon Van Etten. I have heard her music before, and her previous album, Tramp, was produced by Aaron Dessner of my beloved The National. For whatever reason, her music just hadn’t clicked. That all changed when I […]
Shriek by Wye Oak Wye Oak is a two-member band that makes a lot of noise. Singer Jenn Wasner became known for her mix of folky songwriting and heavy guitar outbursts. Drummer Andy Stack drums with his right hand (and both feet) while playing synthesizers and triggering sequencers with his left. A lot of reviewers […]
Fast fingers race over piano keys during the June 8 Shinetop, Jr., concert. This afternoon of Blues and Jazz is family friendly – and free!
With their Americana folk music, Joe and Justin teach kids about nature and make them feel like they’re floating down the river. Catch this Grammy award-winning duo May 31.
Fletcher’s strings sing! Be whisked away by this highly sought-after classical guitarist. Catch this New Yorker in Topeka for free!
Singles by Future Islands I felt particularly let down by the internet when I discovered Future Islands through, of all things, a performance on David Letterman’s show (that, granted, I then watched on the internet, but still). Here I thought I was on the cutting edge! My nerd-offense aside, good for them. They went […]