Thursday, May 9, 2013

Nick Dittmeier's "Extra Better" CD Release Show

Here's the skinny on the CD release show for Nick Dittmeier's "Extra Better" solo EP. It's a great lineup with Johnny Berry and Fifth on the Floor opening the show.  Just $5 gets you in, so be at the Monkey Wrench next Friday night.

You'll likely already know Nick from his time as singer/songwriter/guitarist for Slithering Beast, who put out three great alt-country albums over the past few years.  If you don't, now is a good time to get acquainted because Nick is picking up right where he left off with Slithering  Beast.  Check out the track below off the new album.

Nick on Facebook.
Nick on Reverbnation.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Lucero Covers David Bowie's "Modern Love"

Check out this video of Lucero covering "Modern Love" for the A.V. Club's Undercover series. Plenty of other good videos free for the watching on the A.V. Club Youtube.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Chris Knight - Little Victories

On the short list of artists whose work I blindly, or deafly, purchase without hearing, trusting that anything the put their name on is quality, Chris Knight is at the top.  He's released album after album of the best gritty country music to be found for over ten years now.  With Little Victories he maintains that streak, and while I'm not ready to name it my absolute favorite album of his, I can tell you that  "Nothing on Me" is a definite favorite song.  It's got all the classic elements of a Chris Knight song: knife fight, snow storm, lay-offs, and loyal dogs.  The other tracks are excellent too.  There's finally a studio track of "Hard Edges" where the banjo adds quite a bit to the acoustic/demo version on one of Chris's Trailer Tapes albums.  Lucky for us, Chris plays Uncle Slayton's on May 31st.

Buy the album here.


Chris Knight - Nothing on Me
Chris Knight - Little Victories

Friday, April 19, 2013

Nick Verzosa

Every now and then I sleep forget about an album that I had every intention of mentioning.  This one came to me from Texas from Nick Verzosa.  The entire album is a country beacon in the stormy rough of crappy music, but the song I keep going back to is "I Wouldn't Answer."  It's one of those career songs.  Check it out below, but don't sleep on the rest of the album.  If country radio had more Texas music like this I'd be listening.

Buy the album She Only Loves Me here.

Nick Verzosa - I Wouldn't Answer


Twitter: @nickytheflip

Quiet Hollers - I Am The Morning

It's shaping up to be a good year for Kentucky music. Houndmouth is opening the Iroquois Amphitheater summer concert season and having a New Albanian beer named after them. Fifth on the Floor has a new album out and is rubbing elbows with some pretty big names. And Shadwick Wilde's new band, Quiet Hollers, is doing its part by putting out a great new album with a release show at Headliners on May 18th. I first heard Shadwick on his solo release from a couple years back.  I liked that album and still catch myself humming a couple of the songs off of it.  That said, I think this album is a big leap for Shadwick.  The production sounds better and the band really fills out the sound on this one.  You can buy it right now on Itunes, Amazon, and CD Baby.

Quiet Hollers - Their Dark Robes
Quiet Hollers - Some Day Darlin'

Web: Quiet Hollers
Twitter: @QuietHollers