Category Archives: Alternative

The Futurebirds: Hampton’s Lullaby

Hampton’s Lullaby is the first release by the Athens six piece, The Futurebirds. Featuring 4 part harmonies and flying steel guitar over an array of banjos, mandolins, and bass, this album is an excellent mix of what makes the country … Continue reading

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Foo Fighters: Wasting Light

Good but not outstanding. That is what I think of the Foo Fighters new album, Wasting Light. A staple of the 90’s rock music scene, the Foo Fighters practically invented the punk tinged guitar riff vs. soft harmonic vocals formula. … Continue reading

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Falling Asleep: Benjamin Francis Leftwich’s Atlantic City

Nothing like a somber acoustic cover to send you off to dreamland in style. Talented English singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich is here to help. Covering one of the greatest songs the Boss ever penned, Leftwich transforms the Atlantic City into … Continue reading

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Harlan Pepper: Great Lakes

Incredible song. Laid back lyrics, and an awesome Saturday afternoon vibe make this alternative folk track worth your time. Enjoy Harlan Pepper’s easy going trip around the Old North West. Links below. Harlan Pepper – Great Lakes

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Johnny Flynn: Kentucky Pill

Folk has always been based around a tradition of story telling. Johnny Flynn has an interesting story to tell. English born and Seattle based, This “folk rock”artist is as widely influenced as he is traveled. Flynn’s alternative sound touts time … Continue reading

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Jim James, Jeff Tweedy, Glen Hansard & Many More: I’m Not There Soundtrack

For being so famous, Bob Dylan certainly hated fame. Constantly railing against pop culture’s attempts to make him into something, to make him something more than himself, he soon developed a persona of the anti-celebrity, a man in the spotlight … Continue reading

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The Black Keys: Brothers

Far too often, Musicians of this era bow to the musical conventions of the day allowing their creativity and talent to be obscured beneath a mess of flourish, recording effects, and atmospherics. The Black Keys are no such victims of … Continue reading

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Musikanto: Ghost Pain

Born Mike Musikanto on the northside of Chicago, from an early age young Mike spent his time drowning in his father’s Roots Rock and Folk records. Its evident on his first release, Ghost Pain. Musikanto combines the easy-listening feel of … Continue reading

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Mixtape: (Warning: This Is Not A Substitute For Adderall)

So its Monday again. Tests, quizes, work (Do I have readers that old?), general obligations. Point is: fuck Monday. But if you feel like pulling the plug on it all, hold on a moment, actually, hold on for a few … Continue reading

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Ok Go: This Too Shall Pass

Released in January 2010, This Too Shall Pass got pretty popular at parties during the summer. With a mind blowingly awesome Rube Goldberg machine (yeah, that’s what they’re called) and a sound that will definitely put a smile on your … Continue reading

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