8 Apr 2008

Desert Island Discs: Whatever – Aimee Mann

Year Released: 1993 Top chart position: #127 Poor Aimee Mann. She’s best known for being the lead singer of the one-hit wonder ’til tuesday. The group’s 1985 single, “Voices Carry,”was a haunting new-wave classic that is still
6 Apr 2008

My SXSW 2008 Artists, Part 3

The Quebe Sisters Band (“So Long To The Red River Valley”) – Who cares if they’re award-winning fiddlers? Like Alison Krauss, these sisters’ voices and not their fiddle playing attract my attention. The girls’ three-part harmony likens
5 Apr 2008

My SWSW 2008 Artists, Part 2

Holly Conlan (“OK”) – McCartney-esque, piano-based, Tin Pan Alley – that’s what I heard from the opening bars of “OK,” and she continues the theme throughout. Judging from her MySpace selections, she’s a little more downbeat, but