by Sean Jewell:: Austin Psych Rock outfit The Bright Light Social Hour imagines a future South inspired by Sun Ra, space travel, and the struggle of the creative youth of today. Their imagination is so good it landed them on NPR’s World Cafe, and in the Heavy Rotation crate. Their latest album, Space Is Still the […]

by Sean Jewell:: If you’re like me and enjoy the iconoclasm of modern bluegrass as much as you enjoy the original then Tuesday night is your night at Tractor Tavern. Goodnight, Texas returns to Seattle after a triumphant stop on last years tour. They brought Wild Child with them, packed the house and we danced our […]

by Sean Jewell :: Check out this sweet one-shot video from Seattle honky tonk outlaws Country Lips. The track “Pretty Pictures” is from their 2014 album Nothing To My Name. Shot by photographer Connie Aramaki, the crew starts out at the legendary Cafe Racer and walks the backstreets to the notorious Twelve Oh Neuvo, Country Lips’ hideout in […]

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Texas is one of the most roots-rich states in the Union. It’s tradition and unparalleled pride winds down through the 20th century like the green-watered Guadalupe River twists its way through the center of the state. No where is mid-century Texas preserved better than in Austin, the throbbing cultural and geographic center of the Lone Star State. Known […]