Camper Van Beethoven

Who Did It Better: Status Quo vs. Camper Van Beethoven

Camper Van Beethoven covered Status Quo’s “Pictures of Matchstick Men”, but who did it better? by Walter Price   I have a freakish if not unbalanced thought process when it comes to cover songs. On most accounts, or when it comes to certain bands rather, I don’t like folks messing with classic originals. Artists like…

Who Can Sleep Jean Seberg

Who Can Sleep go down a daunting rabbit hole in their new single/video “Jean Seberg”. by Walter Price   First, my mind asked, “Who is Jean Seberg?”. The name is familiar but has clearly faded from memory. Then I found myself in a six-hour journey down a sad and twisted rabbit hole involving French and Hollywood film history,…

Michaela Anne

3 Reasons Why The Sounds of Michaela Anne

Michaela Anne strong roots country sound. by Walter Price   Three albums deep and getting more personal and authentic on her latest, Singer-songwriter Michaela Anne is a rare natural. Comparisons moving in and out of contemporaries recent and the ones before her are easy, but no need to dwell. Michaela Anne is a woman in…

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Retro Review Steven P. Morrissey Viva Hate

Morrissey released his debut solo album Viva Hate on March 14, 1988.   by Walter Price   As if to make a blatant statement, Morrissey seemingly rushed out his debut album Viva Hate in March 1988. Remember, this was just 6 months after the last Smiths album Strangeways, Here We Come. And from the opening guitar work…

Classic Country, Pumpkins, Smoke, Lights, Bubbles, Robots, Rock N’ Roll and 3 Reasons Why Oak Street Blues

Oak Street Blues will mix elements and come out fresh. by Walter Price   With doses of Gin Blossoms-era alt-rock, the twists of Roger Miller tongue in cheek and the dusty floorboards of The Bakersfield Sound, Oak Street Blues are doing alt-country all brand new. Singer/guitarist Chris Hall has a playful and earnest delivery (not to mention…

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New To Me: Would Be Goods Miss La-di-dah

Would Be Goods “Miss La-di-dah” discovered.   by Walter Price   The Would-Be-Goods single “Miss-la-di-dah” is taken from their 2004 unheard of by me album The Morning After, so Excusez-moi if I sound naive. What I am is blown away by this raw garage-psyche-pop gem that scrambled my senses when I learned it was not recorded in the…

Mark J. Lee

2 From Mark J. Lee

Mark J. Lee is coming, The GTC has two clips. by Walter Price   Real-deal Alt-country ‘star on the rise’ is a misnomer of sorts, see, Lee has been around forging a solid career for years. Touring, producing and playing with Howlin’ Lord, Screamin’ Miss Jackson & The Slap Ya’ Mama Big Band among others. And…

Kohli Calhoun

Kohli Calhoun Take Me Away

Kohli Calhoun new single Take Me Away. by Walter Price   Being swept away isn’t something I feel all that often, and if I include being enthralled in an artist’s backstory simultaneously, the occasions are even more scarce. Brooklyn-based songstress Kohli Calhoun new single “Take Me Away” has had me in territories mesmerized and beautifully perplexed…

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Robyn Hitchcock Emma Swift – Love Is A Drag 7″

Robyn Hitchcock Emma Swift – Love Is A Drag 7″ (out now) by Walter Price   Singer/songwriter partners in life and craft, Robyn Hitchcock and Emma Swift have returned with their new starlit drive of a single, “Love Is A Drag” (Tiny Ghost Records).  This is their first release since their first release,brilliant “Follow Your…