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August 1, 2012
This just in from the incomparable (and can we say huggable?) Xander Smith, singer-songwriter-guitarist-Kickass-starter-van-wrangler extraordinaire. Is this just the most wistful, dreamy summer jam? Xander’s on a European tour. Yes, we’d love to hit the road with him. If you’re anywhere in the neighborhood, drop in and enjoy his music and company. Hope your enjoying […]
July 19, 2012
A friend sent this to me today out of the blue. As it happens, I’m going to see Girl in a Coma tonight, a trio of badass Latinas out of San Antonia, TX, who are signed to Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records. Jett was not only one of the women trailblazers in rock ‘n’ roll, she […]
July 11, 2012
The Shins have just released their official video for “It’s Only Life” and we’re mesmerized. A child playing in the woods, antlered helmet and all, returns to discover that his once-tidy suburban neighborhood has been laid to waste by shadowy monsters (reminiscent of the blob creature in Hayao Miyazaki’s “Spirited Away”). Deliciously disturbing.
July 4, 2012
One of our favorite indie all-woman bands, Girl in a Coma, just released their cover of the classic “Heatwave”. It’s a particularly fierce and sultry version of the Martha and the Vandellas classic, and it comes just in time to blast out over our car stereo while barreling down the highway on our way to […]
May 13, 2012
By June K. For Mother’s Day, from fierce mama Scarlett Cherry comes this live studio recording of “It’s Only Change” off her album “Labor of Love.” Co-written with Ty Taylor of Vintage Trouble, among others, this song sends chills up the spine with its bittersweet celebration of life’s changes. Perhaps it’s because I’m about to […]
April 28, 2012
We’re entranced by this emerging artist who seems poised to break through to the next level. Here’s her latest music video. Is she a wolf in sheep’s clothing? We’ll willing follow her into her den.
April 25, 2012
One of our favorite emerging bands over the past couple of years is Vintage Trouble, a soul/rock band out of Los Angeles that has lately been touring Europe to growing acclaim. We had frontman Ty Tayler scheduled for an interview on the Juneau & Xena radio show, but then he got too busy!! Our loss, […]