December 26, 2011

Rearview Mirror – Postcard Elba

Rearview Mirror is our annual look back at the year in music from our friends in and around the business.  Musicians, managers, roadies, superfans, bloggers etc..

This year we’re upping the vanity aspect of it by sprinkling in our favorite posts of the past year, which you may have missed the first time around. Our pick for August was our local bass man Alex Mann (Medusa, The Hollows, Racebannon, Whippoorwill, Austin Lucas) talking about the historical importance of perhaps the ultimate bass man, James Jamerson. Personal and knowledgeable it’s a great reminder of Jamerson’s talent. Check it out.

December 26, 2011

Rearview Mirror – Brian Winterman

Rearview Mirror is our annual look back at the year in music from our friends in and around the business.  Musicians, managers, roadies, superfans, bloggers etc..

This recap comes to us from Brian Winterman, guitarist and songwriter for the very sadly broken up Throwing Stars. He talks about how songs are like time machines and the beauty of freeing yourself from your iTunes library.

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December 22, 2011

Rearview Mirror – Jeremy Brightbill

Rearview Mirror is our annual look back at the year in music from our friends in and around the business.  Musicians, managers, roadies, superfans, bloggers etc..

This 2011 recap comes to us from Jeremy Brightbill of Panic Strikes a Chord, and reminds us of how the real value of the arts is that it can help us trudge through slog that is our daily lives.  Also kittens.  Kittens help too.

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December 22, 2011

Rearview Mirror – ChaCha

Rearview Mirror is our annual look back at the year in music from our friends in and around the business.  Musicians, managers, roadies, superfans, bloggers etc..

Today’s recap comes from Elba sidekick ChaCha, who underwent brain surgery in 2011. She talks about that ordeal and what it was like to hear music again for the first time with a tumorless brain.

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December 21, 2011

Rearview Mirror – Postcard Elba

Rearview Mirror is our annual look back at the year in music from our friends in and around the business.  Musicians, managers, roadies, superfans, bloggers etc..

This year we’re upping the vanity aspect of it by sprinkling in our favorite posts of the past year, which you may have missed the first time around. Our pick for the July post is one commemorating the life of Larry Jon Wilson, one of Nashville’s greatest singer-songwriters that you probably never heard of.  Get educated here.

December 21, 2011

Rearview Mirror – Ha Ha Tonka

Rearview Mirror is our annual look back at the year in music from our friends in and around the business.  Musicians, managers, roadies, superfans, bloggers etc..

2011 was a big year for our pals in Ha Ha Tonka, and they recap it for you via words and videos below.
December 20, 2011

Tuesday Tip-Off: Self-Help

Today’s tip-off is Self Help, the solo project of Mock Orange and Heypenny member Zach Grace.

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December 20, 2011

Rearview Mirror – Nick Cross

Rearview Mirror is our annual look back at the year in music from our friends in and around the business.  Musicians, managers, roadies, superfans, bloggers etc..

Today’s year in musical review comes to you from Nick Cross – tour manager for White Rabbits, Asobi Seksu and Murder by Death and co-host of the podcast Nick & Mat’s Infinite Shitlist.

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December 19, 2011

Rearview Mirror – Postcard Elba

Rearview Mirror is our annual look back at the year in music from our friends in and around the business.  Musicians, managers, roadies, superfans, bloggers etc..

This year we’re upping the vanity aspect of it by sprinkling in our favorite posts of the past year, which you may have missed the first time around. Our favorite post in June, wasn’t even a post, but rather a re-post from our friend Jason Sheeley and his blog The Hillbilly Beast.  Always showcasing cool classic tracks that have fallen through the cracks of your music collection, he blew us away with this one. A recording of Jason’s grandpa James listening to a tape of himself singing a Jimmie Rodgers song and commenting on it and about the woman he was dedicating it to, Loraine. A fascinating little slice of real americana and the way old songs stay with us and get passed down.  Check it out here.

December 19, 2011

We Never Asked For This – Jessie Baylin

We Never Asked For This is our short review of a band who thought (or their label/manager/agent/girlfriend thought) that it would be a good idea to send us an email saying “like me! like me! like me!” (more or less).

Today’s blind submission comes to us from throwback pop chanteuse Jessie Baylin.

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