The Ghost of Paul Revere has been making major waves across New England with their homegrown brand of holler-folk. Friends since childhood, they are known for their extroverted, rollicking live shows paired with reflective, introspective songwriting. Catch The Ghost of Paul Revere on tour across the US this winter and also here in this session recorded at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. The band’s new album, Monarch, is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
A personal journey through his gritty, yet tender, discography.
No games this week. Just lots of new tunes from the likes of Nightmares On Wax, The Ghost of Paul Revere, Hoops, Fits, and Superchunk. And, obviously, some The Music Digest brand tangents… this week…
Terra Lightfoot is a Canadian roots/rock musician with the kind of powerful, bluesy voice that knocks you off your feet. In addition to her impressive musical ability, she has an undeniably brilliant…
The song premiere for Freddie Nunez’s old-school country influenced “Nights In This Town”–check it out here.
Rest in peace to one of the world’s first rock ‘n’ rollers, Fats Domino.
In their own words, The Appleseed Collective is a “string-swing” band. They don’t quite fit into any specific genre, which suits them just fine, as each member adds their own influence and style to the mix. Featuring acoustic instruments and smooth vocals, the sound is reminiscent of something from an era long past while at the same time feeling fresh and new. The group, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is known for touring extensively and we caught up with them at The Back Room, a historic speakeasy in New York City that fits the band’s aesthetic perfectly, for a performance of “Bankruptcy Of The Soul.”
You can’t just leave Otis Mountain Get Down without lasting memories–or at least a stick-and-poke tattoo…
You don’t truly know what an all night party is until you’ve gone to Meltasia.
I made a fashionably late entrance this year. I brought my sunscreen, sunglasses and wore my most summery outfit. But the joke was on me. I avoided sunburn but left the fest drenched and shivering.
Saw Black is an Americana rock musician based in Richmond, Virgina. Relatively new to the music industry and having just released his debut record on his own label, he’s off to a strong start. Stylistically, there are clear nods to roots and americana rock, with a bit of a twang and a kick in the gut, and he brought his talented crew, including a few legit cowboys, to Serious Business Music in DUMBO for this session. Azalea Days is available now on Crystal Pistol Records. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
City scenesters escaped the concrete jungle for two nights of fun in Rockaway Beach.
A music festival that’s the epitome of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll.
BTR celebrated America’s independence at Jones Beach yesterday, followed by a firework show at MetLife Stadium. Click the video at the bottom of the page to watch the firework finale!      
June’s daughter talks about being a little left-field of the Carter family but still completely a Carter.
Pairing mesmerizing rhythm guitars with vocals that are rich in harmony but hit harsh peaks, the Cool Ghouls make music that’s catchy as hell.
Webster Hall put on a sinful evening of music blessed by the gods—plus a special appearance from Sean Lennon.
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