James Felice remembers how The Felice Brothers thought of themselves a decade ago when the band from Upstate New York went into New York to busk on subway platforms. “I think from the beginning we saw ourselves as more punk than folk,” he told Salon’s Scott Timberg.
Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner is one of the best bassists in the universe, but he is arguably better known as a goof than a god. His bromance with Eric Andre, his absurdist Adult Swim-style videos and the fact that he’s usually dressed like he’s on his way from a Renaissance fare to a cosplay convention only exacerbate the situation.
Seratones’ Get Goneis one of the best rock albums to come out of Louisiana this year. The Shreveport-based band’s debut album on Fat Possum Records is a reminder that every generation rediscovers the MC5 and finds new ways to channel its love of rock distortion and R&B soul. Get Gone starts with “Choking on Your Spit,” and singer A.J.
The movie London Townstarted impulsively. “When my agent said, What’s your dream project?I’d love to find a story about a kid discovering The Clash,” director Derrick Borte recalls. “I hadn’t really thought about it. The words just came out.”
The consensus seems to be that Elvis Costello killed Thursday at Jazz Fest. I’ll gently suggest instead that he wounded. Costello’s too smart and squirrelly to flat miss, but his instincts can lead him down some very specific paths.
New Orleans' rock band Woozy is a nominee for Best Debut Album in My Spilt Milk's New Orleans Music Awards for Blistered, of which I wrote, "Singers slide up or down to notes and fight their way through the shitstorm of fuzzed guitars, and the songs amble down paths of their own creation rather than adhere to any conventional verse/chorus structure."