09.06.13 | Dave
Good morning Dig Nation. There's a ton of interesting things going on this weekend but I'm going to highlight just a few of my favorites going down this weekend. Read on for news, music, and videos pertaining to the weekend that will be. You dig?
08.21.13 | Dave
Good morning Portland. I recently posted my review of Fool Moon from Mama Bird Recording Company artist Widower. Tonight at 9:00 at the Alberta Street Pub there will be a record release party for this album which will also feature live performances from Barna Howard, and Josiah Johnson from The Head and The Heart. Admission is only seven dollars and you can RSVP to the event via Facebook. Check out the album's debut single Oh Catherine, My Catherine below.
Read on for more information regarding the featured artists as well as a few tunes. See you tonight. You dig?
08.16.13 | Steve
Julianna Barwick releases her newest album Nepenthe on Tuesday, but NPR's got a first listen link you should not miss.
08.07.13 | Dave
People that know the music of J Roddy Walston and the Business know that they are the face of rock and roll in the 21st Century, and people that are still learning are about to agree. Building on the success of their previous two albums, signing to ATO Records, and now poised to release their third album Essential Tremors this September 10th, this juggernaut band with a charismatic, whiskey swilling, hard singing, Jerry Lee Lewis inspired piano playing front man is knocking down doors and demanding your attention.
In preparation for forthcoming release of Essential Tremors, the band has is streaming Marigold from the album. As read in Kyle McGovern's well written article for Spin this morning, Walston boils the song down like this: "'Marigold' is a dance song about the classic 'Girl meets boy who is pretending to be a girl, who is poor and an artist and dabbling in drug usage because it's all art and his trust fund says so,' story." Read on for my complete thoughts as well as a teaser video.
06.19.13 | Dave
The big news at Dig HQ in Baltimore is that I am all packed up and ready to relocated to Portland Oregon at the start of July. I moved to Baltimore in 2004 to attend college, then I stayed for more college, and after 9 years I found that I had adopted a pretty great dog, worked 4 years in the public school system, performed for 2 years alongside the Atlantic Guitar Quartet, and started a pretty badass music blog which I'm proud to say is also repped by Steve in NYC. With his help we have written over 1,000 articles, hosted a multitude of shows, and brought you consistent content from across the musical board. I believe Those Who Dig has a unique diversity of musical taste and I have been proud of our work since its inception back in 2010.
Here's where you come in. I am asking the Dig Nation to help me compile a playlist long enough to serve as my mixtape across America. I'll be driving zig-zag up and down and across this great big nation Dean Moriarty style for about two weeks and I want to know what songs are your favorite for a road trip like this. They can be related to a specific area of the country or just generally sweet tunes to drive to - your choice. Also if you've got a story associated with the song I'd love to hear it and share it with the readers as this playlist comes together. You can send me your submissions via our comment box below, TWD's Facebook page, or either the TWD Twitter account or me personally at DaveWhoDigs.
Read on for the full article regarding this collaborative playlist project. You dig?