Thanksgiving is coming up, and whatever the holiday’s origins Turkey Day means family.
Deep Cuts: The Best of Not Elvis
I am not an ironic Elvis fan — I simply like Elvis. Don’t get me wrong: There are a lot of duds in the Elvis discography, but there are a lot of […]
On Diffuser: The Importance of Being Sturgill
I love country music, but I loathe whatever that sparkly, twangy beast is that currently calls itself country music. If you like it that’s cool, but I can’t stand it.
From The Stacks: Chu-Bops
You are not looking at a stack of albums.
From The Stacks: Moe Bandy – I Just Started Hatin’ Cheatin’ Songs Today
I Just Started Hatin’ Cheatin’ Songs Today is country legend Moe Bandy’s 1974 debut album. If you like your country with harmonies, pedal steel guitar, fiddles, and drinkin’, Moe is your feller. […]
Deep Cuts: Musicians Who Made the FBI Nervous
Insane Clown Posse and the Juggalos are not the first band to make the FBI’s radar. Far from it. The G-Men have been cracking the case of the Evil Music That Will […]
John Anderson, Old City Music Fest St. Augustine, Florida, 11/10
East Coast Why It Matters concert photographer-in-chief Robbo files this report:
April’s Picks: November 2013
What’s this? A new feature on Why It Matters? Let’s hope so. April Moseley is a long time reader who approached me with the anti-“Deep Cuts”–a playlist of new music that you should […]
90. I’ve Got A Handful Of This, What Do I Do With It?
Steve The Manager’s office was gone, buried beneath piles of promotional records so deep that he could barely fit behind his desk. He didn’t, really. Steve The Manager slumped into his desk […]