Author: Chip Midnight

Look Who’s Talking: Native Harrow

Sometimes it’s so obvious that you completely miss it. I’ve been listening to Native Harrow’s upcoming release, Happier Now, and playing the “who does this sound like?” game. I finally settled on what is likely a completely unexpected comparison (you’ll have to read the interview to see who I think Devin Tuel’s voice reminds me of) after considering Over the Rhine as a suitable answer. I asked Devin, who tours pretty much non-stop with multi-instrumentalist Stephan Harms under the name Native Harrow, and after hearing her answer, I couldn’t agree more (again, you’ll have to read to find out...

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MELTED spotlight: Cherry Glazerr

Photo by Pamela Littky The acerbic, feminist, punk lyrics Clementine Creevy spits out with charming angst aren’t anything new – I have a box of photocopied ‘zines from the ’90s in my basement with features on bands just like Cherry Glazerr that never did anything more than play a show or two in somebody’s basement. But the ability to reach listeners is no longer confined to a choice track on a compilation tape or a limited run (limited funds) 7″ distributed to record stores within driving distance of band headquarters. The internet helped Creevy get discovered (Burger Records heard...

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Look Who’s Talking: Ruston Kelly

Photo: Alexa King Download: – Ruston Kelly interview (or listen below) Here’s a challenge for you: Go to the website of your favorite live venue, scroll through the upcoming concert calendar, pick out a name that you don’t recognize and check them out on YouTube, Spotify, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, etc. Most of the time, you won’t find your next favorite band but when you get lucky … it’s pretty amazing. Such was the case in December when I was scrolling through the Promowest site looking for bands that I might want to interview. The name Brothers Osborne was familiar, I...

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Look Who’s Talking: Andrew Combs, Erin Rae

With all the Nashville artists we’ve featured in the last year, you might think we should rename this site to Nashville Calling. Once the Country Music Capital City (well, it actually still is), the talent coming out of Nashville the last few years has been amazing. From the bluesy-rock of Larkin Poe to the old soul sound of Andreson East to the dirt emo of Ruston Kelly to the post-grunge punk of Bully, there’s really something for all music listeners. Andrew Combs puts a ’70 AM pop (ala Jackson Browne, Harry Nilsson, Paul Simon) spin on traditional folk-country music and has...

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Look Who’s Talking: Larkin Poe

Photo by Robbie Klein The Lovell sisters – Rebecca (vocals, lead guitar) and Megan (vocals, lap steel) – just wrapped up a run of dates opening Bob Seger’s farewell tour including a stop at Nationwide Arena on Saturday, January 19th. Kicking off at 8pm, with nearly a full house already in their seats, the Lovell sisters – who play under the name Larkin Poe – held the attention of the appreciative and receptive crowd, playing 7 songs including the single “Bleach Blonde Bottle Blues” and a familiar Lead Belly cover, “Black Betty”. Larkin Poe had a busy week leading...

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