be the moon

By Walter Price From North Carolina comes a band blurring the lines of alt-country, pop and Americana in a way reminiscent of their contemporaries Family Of The Year, Jason Isbell, Rhett Miller and even Phillip Phillips have done before them. They are known as be the moon.   From the first listen I was taken…

Ken Stringfellow: The Posies+Neuman+Solo

Ken Stringfellow (Photo by Eva Vermandel) By Claudia Price When I think of The Posies first thing that comes to mind are two superb singer/ songwriters. Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer have been the only consistency of the band since 1986. Over the past 23 years the band recorded a total of 13 albums (including live…

Okkervil River Tour & Other Thoughts

‘Silver Gymnasium’  Austin, TX based, Okkervil River, have announced some much needed European tour dates on their outing to support, recently released, Silver Gymnasium (ATO Records).Silver Gymnasium, simply put, is an interesting, if not self-indulgent masterwork of band ‘intellectual ringleaderWilliam Scheff. The album is more of a grand art school project by Scheff than a straight-up OR release.The whole project is seemingly…