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Jessica Lea Mayfield’s Headspace

April 11, 2014

Make My Head Sing… finds Jessica Lea Mayfield having stripped her band down to a power trio—herself, her husband and bassist Jesse Newport, and drummer Matt Martin—and slathered her songs in Black Sabbath-esque guitar riff and fuzz.

The Arc of Elizabeth & The Catapult

November 25, 2013

It seems that Elizabeth Ziman is constantly moving, working, creating.

Son Lux Lights Up

November 4, 2013

It is late morning on Saturday, and Ryan Lott, the musician/composer behind Son Lux, has had a busy week. His third album, the sparklingly melodic electro-pop work, Lanterns, was released on Tuesday. He is deep in preparation for two Monday night concerts at Joe’s Pub, where he will premiere the album live. And he just underwent a move from Indiana to Brooklyn.

The Stargazer Lilies’ Dream Life

October 21, 2013

The existence of The Stargazer Lilies represents a rebirth of sorts for former New Yorkers John Cep and Kim Field.

Lydia Loveless and the Machine

July 11, 2013

Lydia Loveless is a spitfire. Since moving with her family from the farm in Coshocton, Ohio where she grew up, to the big city of Columbus, Ohio at 14 years old, Loveless has been on a path to spread her particular brand of country-punk music to the masses.

Angel Olsen Starts a Band

May 17, 2013

After releasing her debut EP, Strange Cacti, as a small run cassette on Bathetic Records in 2010, Angel Olsen soon found herself playing with Will Oldham, both in Oldham’s cover band The Babblers, and as a recording and touring member with Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s Cairo Gang.