As you allow this music to wash over you, it conjures images of sunrises and cold winter winds, of solitude in the intensely beautiful wildernesses of the mind.
When guitarist and rockstar activist Tom Morello teams up with Rise Against singer Tim McIlrath and System of a Down singer Serj Tankian to compose a theme song for the […]
What we have here, ladies and gentlemen, is a sonic photograph of ages past. M A S (aka Makram Abu-Shakra) and Travis McAlister, both talented multi-instrumentalists, have come together to […]
A cross between the witty prose of Suzanne Vega and the young poppy angst of Avril Lavigne, Weiss is shiny and buoyant, even in her lovelorn pain. You can tell she’s thoroughly enjoying herself onstage, performing her music and conversing with her audience intimately. She performs the entire set on acoustic guitar, making this sound more like a jam session on your back porch after dinner than an actual album.
Soundling vocally like a younger Paula Cole or Vanessa Carlton, Zettler comes across as a somber, mature folk artist. When she lets loose on tracks like “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” (a cover of a Bob Dylan tune) and “Over My Head,” her midwestern drawl begins to show its teeth, and her bittersweet lyrics and melodies grab your throat.