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Eric Tessmer Preserves Austin’s Storied Blues Legacy

Gazing amongst the countless construction cranes and newly built condos that clutter the skyline (or half-built condos, for that matter), it ain’t hard to tell that times are changing down in Austin, Texas. Fast. What used to be a mid-sized college town and state capital is now the 11th largest city…

Artist Spotlight: Jamestown Revival

Jamestown Revival’s Jonathan Clay is no stranger to the music industry. The Magnolia, TX, born-and-raised singer/songwriter has been active as a solo artist since the release of his debut EP, 2006’s Whole New Me. From there Clay was able to sign a development deal with Atlantic Records and released his second project,…

‘Love Story’ Proves That Yelawolf is the New Kid Rock

Yelawolf is the new Kid Rock. From 1997-2002, Kid Rock created and introduced the world to rap-rock, a genre defined by cocky slang, punchline-driven lyrics, and southern rock roots. It was angst-filled, rebellious, party music. Over a decade later, Yelawolf has reimagined the genre with Love Story. If Kid Rock is one…

Artist Spotlight: Greenhouse Lounge

Earlier this month, I wrote about a rising band from Jacksonville, Florida, called Greenhouse Lounge for JamFeed’s Road to Euphoria Festival column. Dave McSweeney, bass, Zach Weinert, guitar and programming, and Ray Felts, drums, refreshed my interest in electronic music with their emphasis on live instrumentation. Greenhouse Lounge incorporates electronic…

Artist Spotlight: Desert Noises

Desert Noises is a band from Provo, Utah, that has been impressively making their way into the music scene through tours and festivals in the past four years. We caught up and played some pool with members Kyle Henderson, Pat Boyer, Tyler Osmond, and Brennan Allen before their Thursday evening…

Is Father John Misty Rock and Roll’s New Savior?

When Beck won Album of the Year for Morning Phases at this year’s Grammy Awards, Kanye West, and I suspect much of America, was not thrilled. As you may recall, West began to walk onstage, as Beck was about to address the audience, before returning to his seat. At the…

"(What's The Story) Morning Glory?"

Roll With It: Reflections on Oasis and Radiohead, then and now

“People in bands don’t have the kind of conversations people might think they have. The best things about being in a band are the things that are unsaid.” – Thom Yorke “I’ve never felt like I had anything important to say.” – Noel Gallagher   In 2006, I visited China with my…