Turin Brakes: Umbrellas Can Be A Problem

By Claudia Price   If you are into music I strongly assume that Turin Brakes have crossed your path somewhere, somehow. Did you say, “No”? Really? South Londoners Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian are childhood friends, formed the band in the late 90´s and are completed by longterm collaborators Eddie Myer and Rob Allum. Turin…

Chris Robinson Brotherhood

Phosphorescent Harvest 29 April 2014 By Claudia Price “The average music listener is only hearing producer-driven pop things, the album format, you know it sounds like rock and roll is gone.” – Chris Robinson    Chris Robinson Brotherhood are about to release their third set of genuine boogie rock Phosphorescent Harvest 29 April..  In full disclosure…

tEitUR

By Claudia Price Why his 2003 album “Poetry and Aeroplanes“ is not on my Memory Lane series I can´t tell you. It wasn´t on purpose, it should have been. Teitur Lassen is absolutely one of the more endearing singer/songwriters out there. Beyond his many years of experience he is still willing to give you more…

Arkells!

By Claudia Price Canada has produced quite a list of outstanding bands. You might remember Rush, The Tragically Hip, Steppenwolff or Neil Young.   Over the past 8 years the Arkells have become one of those. Winners of the renowned JUNO Award in 2010 for New Group Of The Year, delivering two full length albums a couple…

The Boxer Rebellion: No Labels Needed

By Claudia Price The Boxer Rebellion was referred to me by a friend of a friend and as usual when I like something immediately I keep listening to their music over and over and over again.   The 4 piece London based indie rockers got my further unwavering attention when I read their music was…

Skinny Lister’s Infectious Energy!

Skinny Lister  By Claudia Price Skinny Lister seem to be one of the more exuberant acts from the UK since their beginnings in 2009. The now 6 piece folk band gradually worked their way to a wider audience by spontaneously playing their upbeat party songs all over Britain’s pubs and bars. Named PRS‘  2011´s “Hardest Working…

The GTC Reader’s Top 10 For 2013

Neal Casal – ‘Sweeten The Distance’ Once again we would like to thank all of you for checking us out in 2013 as we got things started with The GTC blog! We have some pretty big things coming in 2014 as we continue to find and share unique and outstanding music the other sites may…

Claudia Price’s 2013 Top Releases

By Claudia Price 2013 was a really good year full of outstanding music for me personally. Started working at the Global Texan Chronicles blog and I am glad I did. Otherwise there wouldn´t have been musical discoveries like The Temperance Movement. You do not believe how much I LOVE this album and could listen to it…

The Blank Tapes Christmas

Pearl Charles & Matt Adams (Photo Ginger Fierstein) By Claudia Price What very great year 2013 has been for California based good-time groove makers The Blank Tapes. Their release Vacation supplied this world of ours with the perfect tones to make it through the summer time heat with enough coolness to carry us into the winter and beyond…