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Album Review: The Haden Triplets (AKA That Time I Realized I Like Americana)

So THAT’S what Americana is. This is the first album I have heard that truly seems to invite me to witness the home life of a family. Growing up, the Haden Triplets were surrounded by old country songs, Yiddish songs, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Ornette Coleman, and more. These sources obviously greatly influenced the album, […]

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Shamrock Your Socks Off!

We’re all familiar with the image of leprechauns, four leaf clovers, and lots of beer on St. Patrick’s Day. But there’s so much more to Celtic identity that’s worth celebrating! Tune in to KSPC from 2 to 4pm on Wednesday, March 12 to get a taste of the rich musical tradition both Ireland and Scotland […]

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Cuates in-studio on The Barnyard with Abby

Chris Cuates stopped by KSPC to play americana-twinged punk on guitar and drum/tambourine during The Barnyard with Abby, which you can hear on KSPC Thursday’s 2-4pm. Hear more of their music here. Mama Should’ve Known Better Lying Circle Poon Hound Tumble Weed Tombstone

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ALBUM REVIEW: American Goldwing by Blitzen Trapper

As far as bands go, Blitzen Trapper has become one of my favorite traveling companions. Dont worry–Im not harboring any delusions about having spent a wild month on tour with them, rattling across the country one dimly lit bar or crowded nightclub at a time. Im talking about the way their songs create a sense […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Dig On by She Keeps Bees

She Keeps Bees plays smoldering, gorgeous, alt-folk rock with a bluesy, rhythmic feel. This powerful, Brooklyn-based duo creates an incredibly resonant, full sound with only guitar, drums and vocals. Jessica Larrabees raw, beautiful voice emotes plaintive bitterness, and echoes in aching harmonies across the methodical roll of Andy LaPlants drums.

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