Archive: June 22, 2008 - June 28, 2008

Post Rock Podcast: David Berman of Silver Jews, Part 3

Good thing he already has a cap, because $12 seems steep. The final installment of the David Berman interview should be especially interesting to devoted fans, as I was able to get his thoughts on each album in his discography. As was the case for the entirety of our...

By David Malitz | June 27, 2008; 4:53 PM ET | Comments (2)

Old Favorite Thing: Vol. 2, No. 1: "Mississippi," John Phillips

After the (awesome) aural assault of Times New Viking last night, I needed something decidedly mellower for the car ride home. Not mid-'90s Low mellow, just something relaxing that would make for nice windows-down driving late on a pleasant summer night. So I went with one of my go-to albums...

By David Malitz | June 26, 2008; 6:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Six Questions With ... Ricky Skaggs

The man and his mandolin. Ricky Skaggs was a bluegrass prodigy, performing with Bill Monroe at the age of 6, sharing the stage with Flatt and Scruggs when he was 7 and joining Ralph Stanley on tour as a teenage mandolin virtuoso. In the 1980s, Skaggs became a Nashville...

By J. Freedom du Lac | June 25, 2008; 8:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

Keeping It Lo-Fi With Times New Viking

Times New Viking: Fuzz and buzz. Times New Viking is a Columbus, Ohio, trio that writes short, punchy, catchy rock songs with wonderful boy/girl ... well, not quite harmonies, but it sounds really great when they sing together. That these songs are slathered in noise, fuzz and tape hiss...

By David Malitz | June 24, 2008; 12:52 PM ET | Comments (4)

Live Last Night: Pearl Jam, Song-By-Song

Eddie Vedder (shown here at Bonnaroo) led Pearl Jam through a nearly three-hour, 31-song show. I won't waste time with pleasantries because Pearl Jam played a whopping 31 songs last night and it's my job to say something about all of them. It was a very good show, with...

By David Malitz | June 23, 2008; 12:26 PM ET | Comments (50)


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