Red Baraat’s Raucous Party Blends Banghra Music With New Orleans and Even Hip Hop
July 15, 2013 - At a Red Baraat show you may not even notice the music you are dancing and madly waving your hands and butt to is kinda sophisticated. The
combination of Punjabi Banghra music, New Orleans style jazz, go-go and even hip hop is so seamless and the vibe of the party is so exuberant
that barriers fall down.
Seattle Indie Folk Band Ivan And Alyosha Release Debut "All The Times We Had"
May 28, 2013 - I’m sure that every time Ivan and Alyosha are interviewed they have to talk about Russian Literature. Yes, they started out as a duo of Tim
Wilson and Ryan Carbury, but the name came from the characters in The Brothers Karamazov.
Fitz & The Tantrums Continue To Defy Genres On New Album More Than Just A Dream
May 24, 2013 - The Los Angeles band Fitz & The Tantrums broke through in 2011 with their debut Picking Up The Pieces. The undeniable songs and a truly
exciting live set led them to festival appearances that had them called the “hardest working band of Summer 2011.”
How Sleep Deprivation Helped The National Refine Their Music on "Trouble Will Find Me"
June 17, 2013 - The rise of the career of The Brooklyn based band The National has been slow and steady. Critical kudos begat bigger crowds and sales. But each of the band’s albums have also showed increasing awareness of their strengths as well. In this session we hear how sleep deprivation lead the band to more straightforward songs.
From Barry Manilow To Patti Smith, Clive Davis Can Hear A Hit
May 10, 2013 - At the age of 81 music biz mogul Clive Davis slowed down enough to write his autobiography The Soundtrack of My Life. But talking with him you realize that it is just a moment before he is off again.
Rod Stewart’s Best Songs Are the Ones He Writes Himself!
June 21, 2013 - Rod Stewart has little to prove as a rock star. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame twice, once solo and once with The Faces. Of late he has had enormous success with a series of albums singing other people’s songs including standards of The Great American Songbook.
Phosphorescent’s Matthew Houck Once Thought The Songs on Muchacho Were Too Personal
June 24, 2013 - It is easy to hear the steady growth in the music of Phosphorescent’s Matthew Houck since his 2009 Willie Nelson tribute album. His last album, 2011’s Here’s To Taking It Easy, was a sprawling, languorous, epic written with his road band’s performances in mind.
May 7, 2013 - Seattle’s Hey Marseilles formed around the collaboration of singer Matt Bishop and guitarist Nick Ward when the two were students at the University of Washington. The band just grew organically into the seven piece band that made their new album Lines We Trace.
Nick Cave On Push The Sky Away And Excerpts From Berlin Concert
June 3, 2013 - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds are back, minus founding member Mick Harvey on guitar, with "Push The Sky Away." We are going to hear live performances recorded in Berlin this past February. The elegant yet emotive performer sounds great.
Low Has Quietly Been Making Music For 20 Years: “You Can’t Hear The People Listening”
May 2, 2013 - It is hard to find another band with more consistent quality and as true to their vision as Low. In fact Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker have been making Low records for 20 years now, recently releasing The Invisible Way, their 10th album.
LA’s Dawes Come Down From Laurel Canyon On New Album
May 20, 2013 - Taylor Goldsmith, the songwriter for the Los Angeles based band Dawes, writes heartfelt first-person songs somewhat in the style of his So Cal Laurel Canyon predecessors like Jackson Browne. In an exhaustive interview today with the Cafe’s Michaela Majoun he tells about the inspiration on many of the new songs on Stories Don't End.
Eels New Wonderful, Glorious Starts A New Chapter For Mark Oliver Everett
April 19, 2013 - The last few years have found Mark Oliver Everett of Eels doing more than a bit of summing up. That includes an autobiography "Things the
Grandchildren Should Know" and releasing an anthology of the band’s past work.