For every insightful conversation I have heard or had at SXSW over the years, whether it was talking to Matt Pinfield while walking the streets of Austin talking about David Bowie, or telling The Clash's Mick Jones that he was in fact, in The Clash, I have overheard a thousand awful ones. Years of e ... More >>
There is a point at which, I think, we all start to discover music on our own. I was around twelve or thirteen when the shift from pre-teen radio sex jams to discovering albums I would fawn over (and eventually learn to play) occurred. Up to then, I was listening to music that I loved, but it ... More >>
Update (01/12/09): Stream Nathaniel Rateliff's appearance after the jump.Gonna go out on a limb here and say that by the time most of you read this, Nathaniel Rateliff will have already wrapped his appearance on Matt Pinfield's morning show on New York's WRXP, the station otherwise known as101. ... More >>
In this day and age... Today in Backbeat Online: • Hear Nathaniel Rateliff on Matt Pinfield's morning show. • Holy treasure trove of live local boots. • Mile High Makeout: Frontmen on the front lines. • The Blackout Pact is back, Jack! • Live review: Buzzards and Fanatics at Carioca Cafe. ... More >>
Pictureplane gets a shout-out on Pitchfork and Nathaniel Rateliff gets written up in Billboard, while DeVotchKa kills it on Conan and Flobots throw down on Carson Daly.
Fancy us: We caught a few songs from one of the best unsigned singer-songwriters in the country (that's a designation bestowed by Billboard, in an issue that hits stands later this week, BTW -- not that we disagree) at the Meadowlark this past Friday night. Sucking down a few cold ones on the Lark's ... More >>