Brendan’s 2013 Top Songs List

By: Brendan Brendan's Top 15 Free Downloads of 2013: Dr. Dog - These Days // Vienna Teng - The Hymn of Acxiom Brandi Carlile - Hard Way Home // Dying Machines - It Has Been Bing Satellites - Awakening Alabama Shakes - I Found You // Chloe Howl - Rumour (Yacht Remix) Charles... Continue Reading →

Noisetrade Indie & Alt-Country Roundup

By: Brendan Anti's Winter EP includes the legendary Bettye LaVette, Petra Haden's great version of the Psycho theme, and a Shane McGowan/Johnny Depp sea shanty, of course! Ato Records Spring Sampler includes several Muruch favorites: Old Crowe Medicine Show! Alabama Shakes! Brandi Carlile & Emmylou Harris singing "Take Me Home, Country Roads"! Ben... Continue Reading →

Brittany Howard: Rodriguez Cover

By: Brendan Alabama Shakes' Brittany Howard covering a Rodriguez song? Yes please. You can hear Howard and Ruby Ananfu take on "I Wonder" at Rolling Stone. And you can learn more about the enigmatic Detroit singer-songwriter Rodriguez (who was the subject of the recent documentary Searching for Sugar Man) at Legacy Podcasts. Buy Brittany Howard's... Continue Reading →

Alabama Shakes: Boys & Girls

Flipping past The Late Show With David Letterman one night, I was astonished and astounded to see/hear what seemed to be a howling classic blues diva fronting a wild and rowdy Southern rock band. It was the incomparable Brittany Howard and her band Alabama Shakes performing "Hold On," the awesome, wailing blues-rock opener from their... Continue Reading →

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