When asked what music I've liked, usually I can only think of the last thing I happened to have heard that day. But for this list, I did exhaustive research, running down the 200 plus albums which gave me some amount of pleasure in the last 12 months, and deciding which ones were my very favorite releases.
Here you have it: a list of the top ten songs of 2012 that damaged my car speakers, headphones, and hearing, and rattled all the priceless artwork off my walls. I suppose that's only half true, but these songs are good none the less.
If San Francisco didn't exist, Chuck Prophet would have had to invent the city -- in all its wild, soulful, rock 'n' roll glory.
Chuck Prophet's 10th full-length solo record, "Temple Beautiful," is a spare, rocking homage to his adopted home of San Francisco, both the town and its denizens.
Twangfest won't arrive until June, but 88.1 KDHX and Twangfest delivered a taste of what's to come with their 13th annual SXSW day parties this past week in Austin.
It is physically impossible to be sad or bummed out when listening to Kelly Willis. Her voice, so gracefully soft, smooth and simply lovely, radiates an energy that immediately puts the soul at ease.
It's not often that you get to witness someone who is a master of an art or craft working at his or her passion without filters or boundaries, but when you do...it sure does smack you in the mouth! This was certainly the case Saturday night at Off Broadway, where Chuck Prophet showcased his brilliant songwriting and guitar skills. With a subtle confidence and a bit of witty banter, Prophet had the crowd’s full attention from the get-go and he didn't disappoint. Combining glimpses of a rock & roll stage presence and showmanship with songs that may quietly stand the test of time, Chuck Prophet made a strong case as being one of the finest voices in music today.