Phenomenal Swedish soul man Daniel Norgren recently kicked off his very first North American Tour in Seattle at Tractor Tavern, and ace photographer Rich Zollner was there to document this momentous occasion. The virtually mythical figure has had American fans on hold for two years since his one and only appearance at Pickathon in Happy […]

Hey, listen here. We’re so proud to premier a tune from one of the nicest damn guys in music. Check out “It Don’t Matter” by Ryan Koenig. The multi-instrumentalist best known as that handsome side man who plays the harmonica and bones next to Pokey La Farge, is releasing his debut solo album Two Different […]

by Sean Jewell: AST is proud to premier the track “Lonesome” from Vancouver B.C. band Petunia & The Vipers forthcoming Lonesome, Heavy and Lonesome. Prominent Northwestern players, The Vipers are a hobo-jungle orchestra making a ragtime-psych sound. Petunia’s voice is somehow deep and nasally, his snarl is sardonic, dark and beautiful. On “Lonesome” Petunia & […]

Even if you don’t know Kalenda you’ve heard some version of “Allons Danser, Colinda” in modern music — she’s the girl every boy wants to dance with, that angers other women. It’s a tale as old as people, and has as many versions. Even if you don’t know Lost Bayou Ramblers, you’ve felt the push of […]

The 19th Annual Pickathon was held in Happy Valley, Oregon last weekend on Pendarvis Farm. As with every year, magic happened, people proved themselves to be truly good, and the music was fantastic. Differences this year were some new press areas, hotter weather, and another new fantastic stage on the treeline by PSU Architecture. Here […]

Old nuggets and the new breed this week. Brand new single from Jeremy Pinnell “The Ballad Of 1892” and some hidden Link Wray Gems from the Beans And Fatback Record Store Day Release earlier this year. New Justin Townes Earl, King James And the Special Men, Brent Cobb, The Deslondes, Dead Man Winter, Sarah Shook […]

by Sean Jewell:: I remain deliberately willfully ignorant about all things SCAC. Aside from looking up a few photos, and listening to CIPHER as a result of a dead drop by a trusted publicist. I quickly realized after listening that certain obfuscation –an intentional chiaroscuro is a big part of SCAC’s composition. That and some […]