Those Darlins have been praised from on high. The group's 2011 album "Screws Get Loose" garnered praise from Rolling Stone, SPIN, NPR and Dean of Rock Critics Robert Christgau. The band came by the KDHX studios to play us some songs from their upcoming release "Blur the Line" and it sounds like lightning could strike again.
A little bit Americana and a little bit punk, Deer Tick is perhaps best known for their raucous live shows. At the KDHX studios though, they had to let the music do the talking.
KDHX's Musical Merrry-Go-Round program celebrated five years on the air with a family-friendly concert on Saturday, August 3.
We slipped into a lucky parking spot in the lot behind the Moonrise Hotel as the sun gave its final warming rays for the first-class citizens of the west side of the loop. "Two hours late for the show," I said to Johnson as we headed towards the Pageant. "This will make for an interesting review." Neither of us could have guessed how the night was about to play out.
Emcee/poet Dessa abandons hip-hop production for an acoustic retelling of her haunted prose. Matte with the kind of truth easily glossed over by a shiny veneer, her compositions drip heartbreak induced wisdom.
Tommy Halloran's Guerrilla Swing Quartet were the featured artists at the July 27, 2013 edition of KDHX's Harvest Sessions.