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Free music! The Daily Times .mp3 library!

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We’ve added some new .mp3s, free for you to download, to our library over the past month or so. Every so often, I like to put them together in one place as a local music library, if you will. Here’s what we have in total:

Christabel and the Jons, “Best Kind of Friend”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Christabel and the Jons online: click here

Vacationist League, “InSpiral Vision”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Vacationist League online: click here

Quartjar, “Arab Moon”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Quartjar on Reverb Nation: click here

Freequency, “Back to Me”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Freequency online: click here

Fenrir, “Shot in the Dark”/”Six Bullet Salute” (live): right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Fenrir on Reverb Nation: click here

Kudzu, “Bad Side of Me”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Kudzu on Myspace: click here

Llama Train, “Delay”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Llama Train on Myspace: click here

Plainclothes Tracy, “Fort Knox Graffiti”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Plainclothes Tracy on Myspace: click here

Travis Singleton, “Breathe”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Travis Singleton online: click here

The New Vernacular, “Soup Kitchen”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The New Vernacular, “Welcome to the Line”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The New Vernacular on Myspace: click here

Cole Russell, “Wants and Needs”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Cole Russell on Facebook: click here

Stolen Sheep, “Moving Slowly”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Stolen Sheep online: click here

Shortwave Society, “Everafter”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Shortwave Society online: click here

Joe the Show, “Welcome Goodbye”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Joe the Show, “Home”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Joe the Show online: click here

Sean McCollough and Friends, “Jenny Jenkins”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Sean McCollough online: click here
Buy Sean’s music: click here

Westside Daredevils, “You Are the Universe”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Westside Daredevils on Myspace: click here

The Great Great Pines, “Right at Home”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Great Great Pines online: click here

Homemade Wine, “Her Kiss”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Homemade Wine, “Sweet Adele”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Homemade Wine online: click here
Homemade Wine merchandise: click here

“Sneaky Pete” Rizzo, “Meow Cow”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Read about “Sneaky Pete”: click here

Little Red Lung, “Get on the Boat”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Little Red Lung online: click here

Roger Alan Wade, “Deguello Lullabye”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Roger Alan Wade on Myspace: click here

The Grassabillies, “Flowers on the Mountain”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Grassabillies online: click here

Arrison Kirby, “All of Me All of You”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Arrison Kirby online: click here

Marvels of Peru, “It Doesn’t Matter”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Marvels of Peru, “Too Much Too Fast”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Marvels of Peru on Myspace: Click here

Erick Baker, “Comfort You”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Erick Baker online: Click here
Purchase Erick Baker merchandise: Click here

Kelsey’s Woods, “Santa Fe”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Kelsey’s Woods: “Long Road to Heaven”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Kelsey’s Woods online: Click here

Y’uns, “Let’s Talk Dirty in Hawaiian”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Y’uns online: click here
Buy the Y’uns CD: click here

Madeline Ava, “Telephone Lines”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Madeline Ava on Myspace: click here
Buy Madeline’s music: click here

Gun*Slinger, “Pick Ur Poison”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Gun*Slinger online: click here

Pistol Creek Catch of the Day, “Bondary” live on the WDVX-FM “Blue Plate Special”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Pistol Creek Catch of the Day on Myspace: click here

Jon Worley and Cornbred Blues Band, “No Sunshine”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Cornbred Blues Band on Myspace: click here

Stephen Goff, “Holler Fabulous”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Stephen Goff on Myspace: click here

The Moonshine Cherrys, “Grey Skies Ohio”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Moonshine Cherrys, “Road Dog”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Moonshine Cherrys, “Luv Truck”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Moonshine Cherrys on Myspace: click here
Buy Moonshine Cherrys music: click here

Waves Like Weapons, “See … This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Waves Like Weapons on Myspace: click here

30 Amp Fuse, “St. Patty’s Day”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
30 Amp Fuse on Myspace: click here

Sarah Pirkle, “I Love That”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Sarah Pirkle online: click here

Steel String Swingers, “Long Gone”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Steel String Swingers on Myspace (with info on how to buy the band’s CD): click here

Sam Quinn, “Late the Other Night”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Sam Quinn online: click here
Buy Sam’s new album: click here

Kirk Fleta, “Vision of a Woman”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Kirk Fleta on Facebook: click here
Kirk Fleta on Myspace: click here

Jake Winstrom, “Local Boys Done Good Don’t Go to Jail”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Jake Winstrom on Myspace: click here

The Black Cadillacs, “The End”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Black Cadillacs online: click here
Buy Black Cadillacs music: click here

Will Tate and 6ix Mile Express, “Angeline the Baker”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Will Tate and 6ix Mile Express, “Ernest T. Grass”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
6ix Mile Express on Myspace: click here

Big Trouble, “Prophecy”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Big Trouble, “Black Widow”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Big Trouble, “Freedom”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Big Trouble on Myspace: click here
Buy Big Trouble music: click here

On My Honor, “The Pan Song”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
On My Honor, “Who Wet My Mogwai?”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
On My Honor on Myspace: click here
Buy On My Honor merchandise: click here

Scott Miller, “Appalachian Refugee”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Scott Miller, “Joyful, Joyful”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Scott Miller online: click here
Buy Scott Miller’s CDs: click here

Jay Clark, “Spinnin’ and Grinnin’” (live): right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Jay Clark online: click here
Buy Jay’s music: click here

Robby and The Passing Tones, “Music Critique”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Robby and The Passing Tones on Myspace: click here

Hudson K, “Champion”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Hudson K online: Click here
Buy Hudson K music: click here

CoolRunnings, “Burnout”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Cool Runnings on Myspace: click here

John Myers, “Highway Rider”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
John Myers, “Liza Jane”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
John Myers on Myspace: click here

Jag Star, “Talk to Me”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Jag Star online: click here
Buy “Static Bliss,” the new Jag Star album: click here

Medford’s Black Record Collection, “Gravedigger Blues”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Medford’s Black Record Collection online: click here
Buy MBRC music: click here

The Songbirds, “Go In Peace”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Songbirds on Myspace: click here

The Mountain Folk Reunion, “500 Miles”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Mountain Folk Reunion online: click here

Mixed With Rain, “Buying Back Buffy”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Mixed With Rain on Myspace: click here

R.B. Morris, “Amsterdam”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
R.B. Morris, “Plato’s Perfect World”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
R.B. Morris, “Spy in My Brain”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
R.B. Morris, “Empire”: right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
R.B. Morris, “City”:
right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Buy albums by R.B. Morris (including his most recent, “Spies Lies and Burning Eyes”): Click here

Angel Zuniga Martinez, “Definitely Love”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Angel Zuniga Martinez, “The Man”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Angel Zuniga Martinez on Myspace: Click here

Skytown Riot, “I’ll Go Myself”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Skytown Riot on Myspace: Click here

The Basement Lights, “Tragic Joke”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Basement Lights on Myspace: Click here

The John Titlow Band, “Girl From Morganton Road”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
John Titlow Band online: click here

Meg ‘n’ Dredd, “Pain”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Meg ‘n’ Dredd on Myspace: Click here

Greg Horne, “I Liked You Better”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Greg Horne online: Click here
Buy Greg’s music: Click here

The Hotshot Freight Train, “The Misfit”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Hotshot Freight Train on Myspace: Click here
Buy music by THSFT: Click here

Steve Brown, “Gymnopodie IV”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Steve Brown online/buy music: Click here

Todd Steed and the Suns of Phere, “Preservation Roof”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Todd Steed online: Click here
Buy music by Todd Steed: Click here

Robinella, “Can I Go Too”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Robinella online/buy the new album “Fly Away Bird”: Click here

Kata and the Blaze, “Lie to Me”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Kata and the Blaze, “Wanted 2″: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Kata Hay online: Click here
Buy music from Kata Hay, from her solo work to material with The Blaze: Click here

Hollywood, “Get It Gyrl”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Hollywood, “Kool-Aid”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Hollywood on Myspace: Click here

Dishwater Blonde, “Pour Out Your Favor”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Dishwater Blonde online: Click here
Buy music by Dishwater Blonde: Click here

Homer Hart, “Whiskey and Your Memory”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Homer Hart on Myspace: Click here

Skyfall, “Everything to Me”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Skyfall, “Bliss”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Skyfall, “A Breath Away”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Skyfall, “Then It’s Settled”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Skyfall website: Click here
Purchase “Break Out,” the new album by Skyfall: click here

Senryu, “Jericho Ruins Everything”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Senryu, “Inklings”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Senryu, “Papillon”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Senryu, “Hometown Bounce”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Help yourself to all of Senryu’s catalog (for free!): Senryu’s Band Camp site

Pegasi51, “Time Slows Down”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Pegasi51, “Take a Seat in the Back”:
Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Pegasi51 online: Click here

The Bearded, “House Sparrow”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Visit The Bearded online: Click here

Bellfield, “Crooked Mile”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Buy Bellfield’s music on iTunes: Click here
Visit Bellfield on Myspace: Click here

Ian Thomas, “Little Children”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Visit Ian Thomas online: Click here
Purchase Ian Thomas music: Click here

The American Plague, “Black Love”: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Buy music by The American Plague: Click here

Cain and Annabelle, “Side Porch Swing”: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Cain and Annabelle, “Sycamore Tree”: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Buy “The Lake Takes,” by Cain and Annabelle: Click here

Royal Bangs, “My Car Is Haunted”: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Royal Bangs online: Click here
Buy Royal Bangs merchandise: Click here

Soundtrack Black, “Out to Dry”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Buy “First Born,” by Soundtrack Black: Click here

Cutthroat Shamrock, “Dry Bones”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Cutthroat Shamrock: Click here
Buy music by Cutthroat Shamrock: Click here

1220, “The Motor Mile”: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Buy 1220 music on iTunes: Click here

Kevin Abernathy Band, “All Her Tears”: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Buy Kevin Abernathy’s CDs on CD Baby: Click here

Against the Opposition, “Pursue the Enemy”: right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)

Jeff Barbra, “Blame It on Vern”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Buy “Country Music for Country People” by Jeff Barbra: Click here

The Black Lillies, “Midnight”: Right click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
The Black Lillies, “Two Hearts Down”: right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
The Black Lillies online: Click here
Buy music by The Black Lillies: Click here

Cold Hands, “Taking a Ride”: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Buy “Sex. Beats. Romance.” by Cold Hands: Click here

Diacon-Panthers, “Curses”: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Buy “Make It Feel Better” by the Diacon-Panthers: Click here

The Dirty Gunnz, “Shake Your Sugar”: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
The Dirty Gunnz on Myspace: Click here

The Dirty Guv’nah, “Wide Awake”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Dirty Guv’nahs, “We’ll Be The Light”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Dirty Guv’nahs, “Saguaro”:
Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Dirty Guv’nahs, “Brown Little Bird”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Buy “Youth Is in Our Blood,” the band’s new album, and other Dirty Guv’nahs merchandise: Click here

The Dirty Works, “Wife Beater”: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Buy music by The Dirty Works: Click here

The Drunk Uncles, “Drunk Talkin’”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Drunk Uncles, “The Man I Couldn’t Be”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Drunk Uncles online: Click here
Buy “Smashed Hits,” by The Drunk Uncles: Click here

Facelock, “Cervical Dislocation”: right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Facelock, “Defy”: right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)

Mic Harrison and The High Score, “Jellico”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Mic Harrison and The High Score, “Long Time”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Mic Harrison and The High Score, “Never Gonna Drink Again”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Mic Harrison, “Christmas Time at the Dixie Lounge”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Buy albums by Mic Harrison, from his solo work to his collaborations with The High Score: click here

The High Score, “She’s a Heartbreak”: Right-click here (select “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The High Score online: Click here

John Paul Keith and the One Four Fives, “Lookin’ for a Thrill”: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As” to download)
Buy “Spills and Thrills,” the new album by JPK and the One Four Fives: On Amazon.com, or on iTunes.

Scott McMahan, “The Loneliest Blues”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Scott McMahan on Myspace: Click here

Melungeons, “Blackwater Swamp” (live): Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Melungeons, “Blackwater Swamp” (studio version, 2010): right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Melungeons online/purchase “Blackwater Swamp”: click here

Seeing Skies, “Don’t Stop Breathing In”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Check out Seeing Skies on Myspace: Click here

Christopher Scum, “Fifty Acres”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Christopher Scum on Myspace: Click here

Jonathan Sexton and The Big Love Choir, “The Mountain”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Jonathan Sexton and The Big Love Choir online: Click here
Buy Jonathan Sexton and The Big Love Choir merchandise: Click here

Teenage Love13, “Fun Religion”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Teenage Love 13, “Someday”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Teenage Love13 online: Click here

Tim Lee 3, “Chuck Berry in Space”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Tim Lee 3 w/Amy Ray (of the Indigo Girls), “Cortez the Killer” (live from The Earl in Atlanta): Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Tim Lee 3, “Dig It Up”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Tim Lee 3 online: Click here
Buy music by the Tim Lee 3: Click here

The LoneTones, “Gone Again”: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Buy LoneTones music: Click here

Free music by regional/national artists!

Sam Lewis, “Southern Greek Tragedy”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Sam Lewis online: click here

overzealous, “Big City Postcards”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
overzealous online: click here

Count This Penny, “I’m Gone”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Count This Penny online: click here

How I Became the Bomb, “Harvest”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
How I Became the Bomb online: Click here

The Delta Saints, “Momma”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Delta Saints online: Click here

Kat Brock, “Head a Home”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Kat Brock on Myspace: Click here
Kat Brock on Bandcamp: Click here

Trent Summar and The New Row Mob, “Horseshoes and Hand Grenades”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Trent Summar and The New Row Mob on iTunes: click here

Snowglobe, “Kanaka Rapids”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Snowglobe, “Happy”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Buy Snowglobe music: click here

Kimber Cleveland, “Misunderstood”: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Kimber Cleveland online: click here

Kelly Kerr and The Distractions, “Election: 1800″: right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Buy the new CD by Kelly Kerr and The Distractions: click here

Matt Urmy, “I Need a Healer”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Matt Urmy online: click here

Po’ Girl, “No Shame”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Po’ Girl online (click on “Music” to buy CDs): Click here

Bonepony, “Jubilee”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Bonepony online: Click here
Bonepony music and more: Click here

Jump Back Jake, “The Flood”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Jump Back Jake online: Click here
Buy Jump Back Jake music: Click here

The Civil Wars, “Poison and Wine”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
The Civil Wars online: Click here
Buy Civil Wars music: Click here

Amanda Palmer, “Astronaut: A Short History of Nearly Nothing” (feat. Zoe Keating and Ben Folds): Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Amanda Palmer online: Click here

Louise Mosrie, “Home”: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Louise Mosrie online: Click here
Buy Louise Mosrie music: Click here

“Hardcore Dollar,” by Malcolm Holcombe: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Malcolm Holcombe online: Click here
Buy Malcolm’s music: Click here

“Barstool,” by Chris Berardo and The DesBerardos: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
“The One,” by Chris Berardo and The DesBerardos: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
“So Good So Far,” by Chris Berardo and The DesBerardos: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
The DesBerardos online: Click here
Buy music: Click here

“Something to Believe In,” by Mark Wagner: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
“Here for You,” by Mark Wagner: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Buy “Sun’s Gonna Rise,” the new album by Mark Wagner: Click here
Mark Wagner online: Click here

“Evacuate,” by The Boxer Rebellion: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
(Boxer Rebellion singer Nathan Nicholson is a native of Maryville! Read a recent story: Click here)
The Boxer Rebellion online: Click here
Buy “Union,” by The Boxer Rebellion: Click here

“Friday (Pay Day),” by Space Capone: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
“I Just Wanna Dance,” by Space Capone: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Space Capone on Myspace (where you can find a link to buying his music on iTunes): Click here

“Tupelo,” by Scissormen: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
“My Christmas Wish,” by Scissormen: Right-click here (choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”)
Buy Scissormen music: Click here

“Pilgrim,” by Red Collar: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Buy Red Collar’s CD: Click here

“Heavy Load,” by the Deadstring Brothers: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Buy Deadstring Brothers music: Click here

“Guitar and Cello Extravaganza,” by Richard Smith and Julie Adams: Right-click here (choose “Save Target As” or “Save Link As”)
Richard and Julie online: click here

Written by wildsmith

February 28th, 2011 at 1:09 pm

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Apples in Stereo video shot in Knoxville

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We’ve been privileged to document the developing film/video career of Daniel Coy in previous posts (here and here), and now the member of lo-fi indie band Deek Hoi has another feather to add to his cap. He dropped us this line last week:

“I wanted to let you know that the music video that I directed for the Apples in Stereo was released today. It features about a dozen notable Knoxville musicians, artists, and writers (and some Maryville College grads) and is part of a larger project by the Apples to have a video for each track on their 2010 record ‘Travelers in Space and Time.’ Elijah Wood (whose label releases Apples records) appears in an earlier video, and other entries were directed by noise-rock super hero Robert Beatty (of the Hair Police and Burning Star Core). To my knowledge, this is the only vid filmed in Knoxville.”

Click here to go watch on YouTube. And can we just say that Pilot Light owner Jason Boardman cuts a super-cool secret agent dude?

Written by wildsmith

February 28th, 2011 at 10:37 am

Blog odds and ends: North Mississippi Allstars, Travis Singleton, i105, Senryu, more

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North Mississippi Allstars to open ‘Shed’ season

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We’ve been on the ball with keeping you abreast of the forthcoming spring/summer/fall concert season at “The Shed” at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, 1820 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway in Maryville, but here’s something extremely cool — the North Mississippi Allstars have replaced Unknown Hinson as the season opener.

“Due to unforeseeable circumstances Unknown Hinson is not able to open our Shed Season as he has in the past,” according to Aaron Snukals, marketing and special events director at “The Shed.” “He will return to the Shed to host our Halloween show October 29, 2011.”

The Allstars will open the season on Saturday, April 2. Tickets for all April and May shows go on sale March 1. Here’s that lineup:

  • April 2 – North Mississippi Allstars
  • April 9 – Big Gun
  • April 15 – Al Nelson’s Tribute to Roy Orbison and Rock & Soul Review
  • April 16 – Hayes Carll
  • April 23 – John Anderson
  • April 30 – Todd Snider
  • May 7 – The Nighthawks
  • May 14 – Devon Allman’s Honeytribe
  • May 21 – Scott Miller & The Commonwealth
  • May 27 – Mustang Sally
  • May 28 – Marty Stuart

The North Mississippi Allstars recently released “Keys to the Kingdom,” their first album since the death of Jim Dickinson, the father of NMAS members Cody and Luther Dickinson.

i105 Listener Appreciation concert set

WFIV-FM, i105, has announced that a free listener appreciation concert featuring up-and-coming British band Scars on 45 will take place on March 11 at Relix Variety Theatre, 1208 N. Central St. in Knoxville.

Travis Singleton in the awards running

It was just last month that we wrote about singer-songwriter Travis Singleton prior to his gig at Maryville’s Vienna Coffeehouse, and now comes word of his continuing success:

He writes on Facebook: “After advancing from Round 1 in the 2011 Peoples Music Awards (over 2000 entrants), Travis Singleton’s song ‘Breathe’ made into Round 2 with nine other artists/bands in the Pop category. That round was voted on by a panel of music industry executives, and their votes and critiques have been tallied: ‘Breathe’ is now a FINALIST in the 2011 Peoples Music Awards Pop category! Beginning March 1st and lasting for 5 weeks, the online vote will be reopened, and listeners from around the world will be able to make their choice from the final 5 artists in the Pop category. The top TWO artists at the end of the five weeks will then perform at the Peoples Music Awards ceremony in London  England this June.”

The organization behind the awards is based in London and showcases up-and-coming artists/bands from around both Europe and North America. To vote for Singleton, go here: http://peoplesmusicawards.com/travissingleton/

WUTK nominated for a ‘Woodie’

WUTK-FM, 90.3 “The Rock is already respected in East Tennessee — the station has been voted “Knoxville’s Best Local Radio Station” in Metro Pulse’s “Best of Knoxville” Readers’ Poll from 2006-2010. Now, it’s getting some national recognition — the station has been nominated for an MTV-U “2011 College Radio Woodie Award,” a prize that honors the best college radio stations in the nation that break the latest, emerging music and “act as pioneers in the industry.” The nomination means that MTV-U recognizes “The Rock” as one of the top 50 stations in the nation, and now WUTK has made it into the top 10.

Now the station is seeking listener help to win the top prize. To vote: Go to http://radiowoodie.ratemyprofessors.com, locate WUTK in the list of nominated stations, and click on the “vote” button. You can also visit the station’s website for more information and links. (You can vote as often as you’d like, by the way.) You can vote through March 1. If WUTK wins, you can tune in to MTV, MTV2 and MTV-U at midnight, March 16, to watch the awards ceremony broadcast.

Save Senryu!

Things are not looking good for Wil Wright, frontman of that most wonderful indie-rock outfit Senryu. We reviewed “Half Wild,” the band’s forthcoming new album, here. We’re no strangers of our love for Wil and this band. Which is why we urge you to help save that most flamboyant, maniacal genius from the clutches of those who hold his life in their collective palms.

Watch the “ransom” video here, then contribute to the band’s Kickstarter campaign so that the new record can be disseminated in the manner that benefits both band and fans. You have 23 days left. The goal has almost been reached, but don’t let that deter you — making it and exceeding it will likely ensure that Senryu continues to make future recordings.

Please. Wil is a friend of mine. I don’t want to be one of the unfortunate few who get one of his body parts/organs mailed to my house. That would seriously ruin my day.

REVIEWS: The Boxer Rebellion, Royal Bangs, Senryu

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The Boxer Rebellion, “The Cold Still”

Release date: Out now (Absentee Recordings)

If you were not at the Clayton Center for the Arts on the Maryville College campus last October to see The Boxer Rebellion perform, don’t tell me. Because your absence makes me want to slap you.

Not only did you miss an absolutely amazing show, you probably helped ensure that the band — fronted by singer Nathan Nicholson — won’t be performing in this area for quite a while. I hope that’s not the case, but when you do well to fill 300 seats of a 1,400-person venue … and the audience sits for most of the show even though you’re parting their hair with some amazing rock ‘n’ roll … well, can you blame them?

If they pass up East Tennessee on future tours (and we’re certainly not a stop on the recently announced U.S. jaunt), then that, to put it crudely, sucks hairy testicles. Because this band … right now … is doing something amazing.

They’re not reinventing the wheel here, and the boys will be the first to tell you that. They’re humble, good-natured dudes who just want to play music. What makes “The Cold Still,” the band’s most recent album so bloody brilliant (sorry; their Britishness affected me momentarily) is the context of it. Go back and listen to “Exits,” the band’s first full-length. Linger a little while listening to “Union,” released in 2009. Then, I think, will you full appreciate just how committed these musicians are to growing and evolving and making the next album even better than the last.

The record kicks off with the beautifully haunting “No Harm,” a somber dirge that allows Nicholson’s vocals room to soar. Producer Ethan Johns is the album’s mastermind, and his deft touch turns a good song into something amazing at about the 1:20 mark, when bassist Adam Harrison’s few simple notes rise to the surface with the breathtaking beauty of a dolphin breaching the waves a few yards away. “Step Out of the Car,” the lead-off single/track, is certainly a high point — it’s got the dark energy and the razor-sharp guitar work of Todd Howe and comes as close as anything to replicating the big sounds off of “Union.” (Naturally, it was the choice for the guys to play when they rocked “Late Night with David Letterman” on Feb. 2.)

But the somber mood prevails — sometimes with urgency, as on the song “Locked In the Basement,” and sometimes with a swirling kaleidoscope of vibrating sonic flourishes, as on “Caught By the Light.” Then there’s a track like “Organ Song,” which sounds similar to, and as good as anything on, The National’s 2010 masterpiece “High Violet.” Once again, the band takes something beautiful and elevates it — this time at about the 2:12 mark, when the melody circles back on itself and Nicholson’s repetitive refrain builds into a ballad of urgency and longing.

The album fades on even quieter notes — the hushed, haunting “Doubt,” which features Nicholson’s croon reduced to a near whisper, with other instruments slowly adding to the understated mix. It’s unlike anything long-time fans will expect from The Boxer Rebellion, but in my opinion, that’s a good thing. After all, this band makes Blount County look good, and the boys are so genuine, so spot-on nice that they deserve continued success. If their subsequent efforts add to their catalog the way “The Cold Still” does, they’ll surely have it.

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Royal Bangs, “Flux Outside”

Release date: March 29 (Glassnote Records)

Although the three members of Royal Bangs (Sam Stratton, Ryan Schaefer, Chris Rusk) are Southern boys, I do not know if they like gravy. Nor do I have any idea why, upon listening to “Flux Outside,” the forthcoming new album from the Knoxville electro-rockers, would my brain think of gravy, that quintessentially Southern condiment that so often gets poured over biscuits but goes quite well with mashed potatoes, country ham and just about any other food product. Other than making myself hungry, the association is rather pointless and stupid, but that’s what I think of — electronic gravy.

It would be easy to declare that “Flux Otuside” is the album the Bangs have been working so hard to make, but that’s a retarded statement. Of course it’s the album they’ve been working so hard to make, but it’s brilliance (yes, it is brilliant) doesn’t diminish “Let It Beep,” the album the guys put out in 2009 on Audio Eagle. I loved that record and still do; “Poison Control” may be among my Top 20 Most Favorite Songs Ever, because listening to it makes me feel like I’ve been French-kissing a light socket. Everything synapse seems to fire faster and better and with laser-beam focus and intensity.

For the new album, the Bangs have taken everything that was good about “Let It Beep” and smothered it (in electronic gravy) — which is to say that as delectable as the last album was, this one’s even better. All of the white space, the little moments of linear progression that came closest to resembling the verse-chorus-verse structure of traditional songs, has been covered up — augmented, if you will — by skittering sounds both obvious and barely noticeable. The guys have refined their manic energy and amplified it with pops, buzzes, beeps, clicks and all manner of electronic sound effects. The end result is an album that kicks off frantic with “Grass Helmet” and doesn’t allow the trio to come up for air until the sixth track, “Bad News, Strange Luck” — and even that maintains a normal heartrate for about 2 minutes, until the guys plug back into the generator and swing full-tilt toward buzzsaw insanity once agan.

Personally, I lean toward the muscular feel of songs like “Triccs,” which roars from one side of the brain to the other on Rusk’s powerhouse pounding, snarling and growling like a muscle car barely hanging onto coastal road curves but never slowing down. And the guys get almost introspective on the final two tracks, which slow down considerably from the frenetic pace with which the album kicks off.

But wait — there’s more. There’s a shimmering, Toro y Moi-like swirling intro to the song “Fireball” that gives way to a bouncing, sunny groove … a throwback to the rhythmic sounds of the “Let It Beep” lead-off track “War Bells” on “Back Then It Was Different” … some chiming prettiness on “Silver Step” … and just, damn, a whole lot more. Each listen reveals something new, some hidden ingredient bubbling just beneath the surface that slowly bobs up, revealing itself as a seemingly inconsequential detail that, it turns out, elevates the overall serving of “Flux Outside” from something merely delicious to a dish that would move Chef Gordon Ramsay to tears.

What that is, what the Bangs have brought to the table for “Flux,” is the gravy. Because gravy makes everything better.

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Senryu, “Half Wild”

Release date: April 1 (independent)

It’s a puzzling album title for anyone who’s seen Knoxville indie-pop band Senryu perform live.

“Half Wild”? Really? Because every time I’ve seen the group, “wild” doesn’t begin to do the live show justice. With evil genius Wil Wright at the helm, Senryu is a band of four Terminators programmed to rock and party, not necessarily in that order: “It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever” … until you collapse from exhaustion because your ear drums feel like someone poured a package of Pop Rocks down your ear canal and topped them with a 2-liter bottle of Dr Pepper.

In fact, that’s always been the challenge for Wright and company — recording an album that does the band justice and comes as close as the impossibility of doing so allows to capturing that live energy in the studio. The genius is that the two animals, while closely related, are two separate vehicles for Senryu’s creative spirit.

In concert, you can usually count on a few things — a skull-crusher like the intense “I Am a Battering Ram” … the crowd-favorite “The Hometown Bounce” … the gorgeous and lush “Inklings,” which became the backdrop for a marriage proposal during Senryu’s show at The Longbranch Saloon last August. Generally speaking — and specifically so, when it comes to “Half Wild” — the studio becomes a playground, a laboratory for soundscapes and musical collages that seem pulled from some garishly vibrant palette of colors so vivid they seem almost edible. (Take, for example, the lead-off single “Great. Expectations.,” which I reviewed when it was first released.)

“Half Wild” kicks off on an almost quaint note with “A Change of Heart,” languid and breezy, tinkling xylophone notes and drumbeats building toward the 1:47 mark, when Wright’s plaintive, soulful singing gives way in a growl to an explosion of force. Here’s the beauty of “Half Wild,” though, and maybe it’s what gives the album it’s title — just when you think it’s going to jump the tracks and turn into something so chaotic and crazy it leaves you pounding your chest to make sure your heart is still pumping blood to vital organs, Wright and co. reel it back in.

That control, that measured pace, is maintained throughout much of “Half Wild.” Take a song like “Thunder Shook the House,” which grows toward a turbulent finish, sounding like something The Doors might have recorded if Jim Morrison’s drug of choice had been cocaine instead of everything else — the band works the listener to the edge of the seat, anticipating something primal, only to put a finger over protesting lips and ask for patience. It’s a scenario that gets repeated on “Halfwild Boys,” a track destined for live performance greatness, and for most of “Take Yourself Apart,” a madcap of melody that gives way to to the 45-second “Hyperventilator.”

That’s the turning point — in less than a minute, Wright channels angst, rage, frustration, desperation and finally lights the “Half Wild” fuse, letting it burn toward the detonation point … only to lick his thumb and forefinger, reach down at the last minute and extinguish that flame. The next song is so dreamy, so hypnotic, that by song’s end you’re not sure what’s going to happen next … whether this is the Senryu you’ve known for so long or something completely different … or whether the plodding coda of “Before It Happens” signals some cosmic shift toward a new field of stars.

“We’re gonna have to leave the rest behind,” Wright wails as the song, and the album, come to a close. Hearing that, and soaking up the complexity that is “Half Wild,” I feel more confident that if nothing else, “Half Wild” is a sign of good things to come — for the band, hopefully, but definitely for fans. God knows, Senryu deserves it, because Wright and his bandmates make sure that the fans always get what they deserve, even if they don’t know what that is until after they hear it.

Clay Aiken responds to reports he’s been dropped by Decca

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Yesterday, celebrity blog site Perez Hilton reported that “American Idol” season 2 runner-up Clay Aiken has been dropped by his label, Decca. I just got off the phone with Clay for an interview to promote his upcoming show on Feb. 17 at The Tennessee Theatre in downtown Knoxville, and he had this to tell me about the report:

“In this 24 hour news cycle, people are so interested in getting a headline and getting it first. My deal with (Decca) has never been meant to be a long-term deal, and we’re in the process now of figuring out what we want to do next. That story is not 100 percent accurate; let’s just say that.”

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February 4th, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Whitechapel dudes on changing up drummers …

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Metal fans are some of the most inquisitive and obsessive, so when the Knoxville/Maryville-based death metal outfit Whitechapel announced the departure of drummer Kevin Lane in December, all sorts of spectulation started up on the Interwebs.

NeuFutur Magazine addressed the lineup change (former Knights of the Abyss drummer Ben Harclerode is now behind the kit for Whitechapel and has been gelling with the rest of the band, which is off until the tour begins with a show at The Valarium on Thursday, Feb. 10; he’s shacking up with Gabe Crisp at Crisp’s parents’ home in Maryville’s Royal Oaks community) last month.

Lane’s statement on the situation: “Over the past years I’ve had the experience of a lifetime and gotten to travel the world with not only a great band of musicians but some of my best friends. Unfortunately that time has come to an end. My playing had a falling out over the past year, thus I’ve decided to come home for good and go back to school full time. The past few tours I had the privilege of my good friend Gavin Parsons to fill my shoes and now another phenomenal drummer who I believe will do leaps and bounds of improvement to the band as a whole, Ben Harclerode has moved into the position until the decision for a full time drummer has been made. Thank you to everyone for all of your support.”

Guitarist Alex Wade lamented Lane’s departure, pointing to his longtime friendship with each of the member’s of Whitechapel.

“It’s one thing for a band member to do something wrong and get kicked out, but that didn’t happen here,” Wade told me. “Kevin had to quit, and we needed some new blood. Ben is awesome, and he’s definitely what the band needed.”

When the band flies out to Europe, they’ll be going as headliners, a first for the group. Of course, that has its disadvantages as well, Wade noted.

“Man, we always get patted down — even at McGhee-Tyson (the airport in Blount County, where Wade, Crisp and guitarist Zach Householder live when not on tour)!” Wade said. “I remember we were on our way to California for the Golden God Awards — kind of like the Grammys for metal — and people were going through security with no problems. Everything was fine, and then we walked up in black shirts and full (tattoo) sleeves, and they put the brakes on.”

“Yeah. They practically strip searched us because we have tattoos,” Crisp noted wryly.

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February 3rd, 2011 at 9:32 am