Pickathon returns to the woods outside Portland, Oregon from August 2-4, 2019, with an initial lineup to be released January 21. Pickathon has built a reputation over the last twenty years as the best festival experience, combing groundbreaking programming focused on discovery, sustainable ethics, and a lineup that pushes the boundaries of genre. This vision is clear in Pickathon’s initial […]

What a year it’s been. One of the highlights of this year was discovering Italian garage rock through two different artists under completely unrelated circumstances.  Early in spring the buzz began about Pickathon’s 20th anniversary, and the first band to come up as a must see (there are only ever entirely must see bands at […]

Patrick Kinsley & A Fistful Of Dollars “Skid Row” East Nashville upstarts Patrick Kinsley & A Fistful Of Dollars caught our ear a few years back with their outstanding debut effort A Thousand Miles. They’re back with their new album titled Hard Feelings this month, and we’re thrilled to premier the single from that album “Skid […]

AST is proud to premier Special Men Industries latest single “Ti Fi”. For the third single in their series Louis Michot (Lost Bayou Ramblers) is backed by Special Men Industries house band The Special Men on a cajun waltz version of the King James & The Special Men song “Baby Girl”. About the single King James […]

Bluesy rock soul and boogie version of the show with no mic breaks or interruptions. Photo by Michael L. Abramson from the collection called Light: On The South Side. You’ll hear from that on top, then plenty of dirty blues and black rock from Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Daddy Long Legs, Tina Tuner, Jr Kimbrough, Whitfield […]

It’s late. The city streets are slick with rain. Stoplights are mirrored in the glossy black asphalt. I park the old Ford and cut the engine. Kids are spilling out of Man Ray, the club across the street. Hot avante-jazz group Bad Luck, punk-rock band Bear Axe, and hip-hop act Guayaba just worked them into […]

New Orleans fiddle boss Louis Michot (Lost Bayou Ramblers, Nouveau Electric Records) is on fire lately. This week we’re proud to premier a new song from his revolving group of cajun hot music cookers Michot’s Melody Makers. The track is called “Grand Marais” and features prominently Michot’s ability to bend and blend genre into consistently […]

Today AST is proud to premier a new track from Rich Hope. “It Come Alive” is the lead off track to his new album. Hot guitar, Rich’s wail, and grinding organ make this a pulse-pounder that will have you hungry for more. We recommend keeping an eye out for the album, the whole thing is […]