Tag Archive: acoustic

I was wondering how Jack White chose which of his two bands— one entirely female and the other entirely male—travel with him to one-off festival dates.  Apparently he brings both along.  The artist performed on the main stage at Outside Lands in San Francisco this weekend with his male band, and they put on a pretty great set.

The cover for Kev Rowe’s 2010 album ‘Hi Love’ features a picture of the singer/songwriter relaxing alone with nothing but his thoughts on a sunny beach, and that’s exactly how the music makes you feel.  Rowe’s positive, mellow tracks evoke the laid-back simplicity of Rowe’s native South Carolina, but his lyricism is still filled with very human doubts and uncertainties.

Originally from Covington, Kentucky, Jesse Thomas packed up and headed west to Los Angeles in 2008. She had little more than her car and a dream…

To become an actress.

Fast-forward to 2012, and Jesse is gearing up for the Valentine’s Day release of her debut full-length album on Red Parade Music, ‘War Dancer’. She has been featured in the “New and Noteworthy” section, as well as the “Indie Spotlight” on iTunes. “You I Want”, off of her Hazel EP, was featured by Starbuck’s as their “Pick of the Week”, both nationally as well as in Canada. She had another song used on Teen Nick’s “Degrassi”, and recently opened for John Mayer (and as a result, made a video about having his baby).

The strangest thing about Chicago indie artist Owen isn’t that his name isn’t actually Owen (it’s actually Mike Kinsella).  Instead, it’s that the artist receives so much support from the punk community.  His latest album, Ghost Town (released November 8th), has been promoted on several punk websites alongside much heavier, louder, and faster new releases.  Fans of hardcore punk bands often consider themselves fans of Owen as well.