Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country.
That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post and one print pi ... More >>
"People think it's all Southern rock or sludge/doom," says Royal Thunder vocalist/bassist Mlny Parsonz (Mel Parsons) the band's hometown, Atlanta, Georgia. According to the husky voiced singer, things are more varied than outsiders see: "I don't think any genre encompasses everything. Everybody's so ... More >>
See also: Wooden Indian, Amen Dunes, and Entrance Band at Chasers
I'll admit it. I screwed up. I went out to Chasers to catch Wooden Indian, Amen Dunes, and Entrance Band, and while I was out, I planned to interview Mitch Freedom of Wooden Indian and indie-soul collective What Laura Says about the ... More >>
Ben BloodThe GlobesWant to see indie rockers The Globes, El Ten Eleven, and Sister Crayon for free on Tuesday, August 23, at The Rhythm Room?
Up on the Sun has two tickets to give away to one lucky reader. Read on to hear a tune from each band, and details on how you and a friend can check o ... More >>
Jacob Smigel.While New Times is often the recipient of much criticism, it would be pretty difficult to claim that we, or the subjects of our stories, contain any sort of lack of creativity. This week, in particular, we get a look at unique artists scheduled to perform in the Valley. First, ther ... More >>
By Noah W. Bailey
Picking the best folk and Americana records of the year isn't nearly as hard as discarding those great records that just didn't feel right stuck in the category.
Releases by Calexico and DeVotchKa felt far too worldly to pigeonhole as folk or country, for instance, while Blitzen ... More >>