Miley’s Pet Cemetery

Miley Cyrus Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz Smiley Miley, 2015 By Matt Meade When I first saw the pictures of Miley Cyrus with Wayne Coyne on Instagram, (because yes I am a man in his 30s with a family who follows Miley Cyrus on Instagram), I wondered if she was taking for granted her […]

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Roots and Roses

Something More Than Free Jason Isbell Southeastern Records, 2015 Americana artists are a dime a dozen.  The field is as crowded as that of the 2016 GOP hopefuls, and sometimes it can feel just as stodgy and unimaginative.  How long can a genre go back to the well of its influences – the cadences and […]

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Old School Record Review #56- MaryLeigh Roohan: Living Alone

MaryLeigh Roohan is back on the podcast to talk about her brand new EP, Living Alone. You can buy tickets for her album release show at Cafe Lena here. Download Podcast Here Stream Podcast Here Download in iTunes Stitcher MaryLeigh’s Website- http://www.maryleighmusic.com/ Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/maryleighmusic?sk=app_2405167945 Twitter- @MaryLeighMusic Bandcamp- http://maryleighmusic.bandcamp.com/ “My Friends” solo performance from MaryLeigh’s Daytrotter […]

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Here Fishy, Fishy, Fishy…

Guppy Ben Shaw Kirigirisu Recordings, 2015 By Matt Meade I’ve spent the year since Ben Shaw’s 2014 album Goodbye, Cagoule World listening to his back catalog. It sounds like he has too. When Ben Shaw turned in Goodbye, Cagoule World he was doing it because it was time for him to turn in that kind […]

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Old School Record Review #55- Triskele

This week on Old School Record Review, Dave got together with Jennifer Kilinski, Noeleen Druckenmiller and Sharon Wheeler of Triskele to talk about their music and the culture surrounding Traditional Irish/Celtic Music. Download Podcast Here Stream Podcast Here Download in iTunes Stitcher Triskele Website- http://www.triskelemusic.com/ Reverbnation- https://www.reverbnation.com/Triskele Facebook-  https://www.facebook.com/Triskele.Albany Twitter- @Triskelemusic1  

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The Middle Age of the Wolf

Apologies to the Queen Mary Wolf Parade Sub Pop, 2005 By Matt Meade The tragedy of young adulthood isn’t that young people don’t know their adolescence is precious and fleeting.  Old people are known for blaming the young for wasting their youths on things like smoking too much weed, spending more money on shoes than they […]

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Old School Record Review #52- Arc Iris and The Suitcase Junket at the Green River Festival

  Matt Rector guest hosts again for part two of his podcast coverage of the Green River Festival with two tremendous guests: Arc Iris and The Suitcase Junket. Download Podcast Here Stream Podcast Here Download in iTunes Stitcher Arc Iris Website- http://www.arcirismusic.com/ The Suitcase Junket Website- http://www.thesuitcasejunket.com/

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The Green River Festival, Part Two of Two – Saturday, July 11th and Sunday, July 12th, 2015

There have been plenty of times in my life when a variety of obstacles, issues of space or time or income versus expenses or psychology, would have kept me from doing something like driving a couple hours out to Massachusetts, staying in a motel, and going to a music festival. I’m sure some of those […]

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Old School Record Review #51- Twisted Pine and The Stray Birds at the Green River Festival

Matt Rector guest hosts the podcast this week and hooked up with two wonderful bands at the Green River Festival: Twisted Pine and The Stray Birds Download Podcast Here Stream Podcast Here Download in iTunes Stitcher Twisted Pine Website- http://www.twistedpinemusic.com/ The Stray Birds Website- http://www.thestraybirds.com/  

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The Green River Festival, Greenfield, MA, Part One of Two – Friday, July 10th and Saturday, July 11th, 2015

Apparently there was a time, when I was in elementary school, when the main attraction at The Green River Festival was hot air balloons. The balloons are still there twenty-five years later, but now they just provide a fantastical and prohibitively expensive[i] diversion from a lineup of some of the best bluegrass and indie rock […]

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