Wednesday, December 29, 2010

11 Albums For Early 2011


Since Brooklyn is buried, and I have some time in between mandolin playing and digging into some pretty stellar albums that I received as Christmas gifts, I have decided to offer up one last feature before the door closes on 2010. With all of the reflections on the "best of 2010", I'd like to offer up some of the early 2011 releases that I am most looking forward to getting my hands on.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Low Anthem Announce Pre-Order Packages for "Smart Flesh"

The Low Anthem's new album, Smart Flesh, will officially be released on February 22nd, but the band is now offering three pre-order packages of the new LP via the their website. All online sales through The Low Anthem's website directly goes to the band, so I definitely encourage all fans to buy directly from the band's online store.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Top Ten Live Performances of 2010

 photo by Jared Wafford

1. Old Crow Medicine Show, 9/10/2009-10 at the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN. Technically this show began on January 31st, 2009, but I'm including it here because it was also technically the first show I attended in 2010.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Interview: A Conversation With Paul Kowert of Punch Brothers

 photo by Maria Camillo

I feel very honored that Paul Kowert has taken some time out of his busy schedule with Punch Brothers to discuss his experiences as a member of one of the most innovative, and most respected string bands working today.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Live: Bonnie Prince Billy & The Cairo Gang, 12/8/2010, At Town Hall, NYC

After a brief intermission, which followed an outstanding opening set by Will Oldham's new project, The Babblers, Bonnie Prince Billy (Oldham) and his band took the stage. The performers shed their camouflage pajamas for formal attire, and proceeded to deliver an expertly and gracefully performed selection of Oldham's work.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Live: Will Oldham's The Babblers, 12/8/10 at Town Hall, NYC

Without any non-Oldham opening act, The Babblers, Mr. Oldham's new project with singer Angela Babbler (Angie Olson), launched into their performance of Kevin Coyne and Dagmar Krause's entire 1979 album, Babble.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Rebel Records Announces Curly Ray Cline And Dave Evans Digital Reissues

In the third installment of their campaign to reissue classic albums, Rebel Records is releasing Curly Ray Cline’s Chicken Reel and Dave Evans’ Bluegrass Memories for digital download on December 21st.

Monday, December 6, 2010

The Uprooted Music Revue's Top 20 Albums of 2010

It's that time of year again for everybody to begin pushing their own year-end picks of 2010. For my 2010 picks, I chose the 20 albums released this year that I predict I'll surely be returning to beyond December 31st, 2010. 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Lucinda Williams Announces New "Blessed" LP & Some Live Dates

Lucinda Williams has announced that her new album, called Blessed will be released on March 1st, 2011. The new album will be released in standard format, and as a deluxe edition, featuring a bonus CD of album demos called The Kitchen Tapes.

Will Oldham Reveals New Project: Babblers!

 Photo courtesy of Conor Lynch

Consequence of Sound has posted a juicy bit of news! Will Oldham played a small, unpublicized show debuting his new band, simply called Dabblers, in Chattanooga, TN on Thursday November 30th.

Dust To Digital New Release Showcase at Jalopy Theatre, Brooklyn 12/2


Tomorrow night, Thursday December 2nd, Jalopy Theatre in Brooklyn, will be hosting the Dust to Digital New Release Showcase Show at starting at 8PM.