Willy Vlautin is not only a great lyricist and songwriter, he's an accomplished novelist with 4 completed works that have garnered much critical praise.
St. Louis' own Fumer raises a rocking ruckus of noise and bluster. Do these guys know we sit almost directly on the New Madrid fault?
Songwriting is considered art of the highest order in Texas, and no Lone Star State songwriter is more respected than Butch Hancock.
Fanfarlo, fresh off the boat from bloody England, has a unique way of capturing the current indie-folk trend.
Eef Barzelay knows how to unfold a song, one origami lyric at a time.
Elephant Revival's sound, at times described as "transcendental folk," is haunting and beautiful, serious and comforting.
St Paul and the Broken Bones take y'all to church in a live session filled with knee-dropping soul and rhythm and blues.
Pick a genre: punk, cowpunk, rock, alt country, singer-songwriter and you will find that Alejandro Escovedo has done it all.
In the late 1970s and early '80s, Gary Numan became a new wave messiah with his paranoia-filled robo-rock tune "Cars."