The dog breed Akita is known for power, dominance, and friendliness.
The name certainly fits. Patrick Buckley and Zak Ferrell, drummer and bassist respectively, are the founders of the band Akita. The six members were carefully chosen. “This isn’t about just cutting a record. This is about finding my best friends.”
You listen to the first few tracks by Storie Grubb, and you're not sure how to classify his music. At times, it's atmospheric. At others, it's aggressive. If you hear the artist himself describe it, you'll detect a thread of uncertainty that echoes yours. Then, he'll boil it down to one word: Antifolk.
The trio Down the Mountain is making a name for themselves through a string of performances around their native Davie County, NC. As they prepare for a show at Mocksville’s O’Callahan’s Bar on Thursday, Maggie Hendrix Foster sat down with the band to talk about songwriting inspirations, upcoming collaborations, and run-ins with lady-cops on Burke Street.
Seeing Bombadil perform last night at Reynolda House’s Summer Social sent us searching the archives for this gem. Enjoy the stripped down version of “Kuala Lumpur” from 2014, when we saw Bombadil in-store at Earshot Records.
We've always loved "Robbers and Cowards," and the first four tracks on this list are from that album. They were also hallmarks of a mixed CD we made in Fall of 2006, and we'll always associate the season with their sound. As we compiled our ranking 12 years later, we realized the classics are still our favorites...but Cold War Kids has released some great contenders ever since.
Oklahoma is the place John Moreland longs to stay forever -- or break free from, depending on which way the prairie wind blows. Here’s our ranking of his top tracks.
We're geeks. We study for shows. As we pour through Deer Tick's catalog in preparation for their Ramkat debut, here's our take on the top tracks.
With the vast offerings on the 2018 Record Store Day list, it’s tough to narrow down to a Top Ten list. Here’s our attempt.
It's here: our 2018 Record Store Day playlist. We couldn't find a comprehensive one, so we created it.