Category Archives: Alternative

(July 17, 2015): Heartless Bastards – Came A Long Way

From the 2005 album, All This Time.  The second and last LP with Erika Wennerstrom’s second incarnation of the band as a trio.  Kevin Vaughn and Mike Lamping departed after the release.  Despite the rough guitars and bare bones production, … Continue reading

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(July 10, 2015): Joan As Police Woman – Get Direct

From the 2014 album, The Classic.  Joan Wasser’s fifth long player is homage to R&B/soul greats.  It has little if any despondency of her earlier outings.  Not that all is happiness and light, but there is an opening and readiness … Continue reading

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(June 28, 2015): Correatown – Everything, All At Once

From the 2012 album, Pleiades.  Angela Correa somehow got the nickname Correatown at some point and that became the name for this band (Correa, Rob Poynter, Mike Corwin, & Jenni Tarma).  Correa has a captivating voice.  It seems that without … Continue reading

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(June 24, 2015): Lily & Madeleine – Hold On To Now

From the 2014 album, Fumes.  The sisters Jurkiewicz gained attention through high school youtube videos.  This is their second LP, both of which have been released on Sufjan Stevens’ label, Asthmatic Kitty Records.  Holding on to now is not only … Continue reading

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(Sept 25, 2014): Kathleen Edwards – In State

From the 2004 album, Back To Me.  As Mark Deming at allmusic.com writes: “charging out of the gate with “In State,” in which a woman spits with no small amount of venom that she’s glad her outlaw boyfriend has been sent … Continue reading

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(June 6, 2014): Avishai Cohen – It’s Been So Long

From the 2009 album, Aurora. Cohen is from Israel and is not to be confused with the trumpeter of the same name.  He caught the jazz bug in my home town, St. Louis and switched from being a student of the … Continue reading

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(May 7, 2014): Lambchop – Up With People (Zero 7 remix)

A twofer today.  First Lampchop’s “Up With People” from the 2000 EP, Up With People!  The tune appears on the album Nixon, but the EP is the only place to find the Zero 7 remix).  The title of the song is … Continue reading

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