Anti- Records

Listen & See: Live@EXT Session with Sean Rowe

Our very good friend and acclaimed Local 518 singer-songwriter Sean Rowe dropped by to catch up and talk about his journey of recording a new album (NEW LORE out 4/8 on Anti- Records), what it means to be an independent artist and much, much more. Armed only with two amps, a pedal board, one weathered six-string guitar and his unmistakable baritone voice, Sean treated us to two new songs and a Leonard Cohen cover! Keep up with Sean online at seanrowe.net Don't miss the NEW LORE album release...

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LOLO
Agency

Jackson, TN is home for Lauren Pritchard. She left home to become an actress, a singer, a songwriter. She's had great success, appearing in "Spring Awakening" on Broadway with Duncan Sheik. And now, as LOLO, she has released an amazing record of reflection, filled with her trademark powerful vocals called "In Loving Memory of When I Gave a Sh*t."

Johnny Morse
Artist

Join Andy Gregory tonight at 11pm for another lovely edition of The Local 518 ‪‎Show‬. There's music by Coupons, Angels on the Fourth, Moriah Formica, Steven Candlen, Rhiannon's Lark, and Andrew Wheeler. This week's ‎Attic Classic‬ is the title track from Cohoes Wall of Famer The John Morse Band's only studio album, 'Life On The Bottle.'

Bobby Bazini
WEXT

French-Canadian singer-songwriter, Bobby Bazini stopped by to play songs from and chat about his new album, "Summer Is Gone."  We talked with him about his growing up in rural Quebec, writing songs, and more.

Updated at 3 p.m. ET

Al Jarreau, a versatile vocalist who defied categorization for decades, died Sunday morning at the age of 76. Earlier this week, Jarreau had been hospitalized in Los Angeles "due to exhaustion," according to his official Facebook page.

There's a vibrance to the current music of Esmé Patterson that I wasn't expecting, having listened to her previous band Paper Bird. Gone are the banjos and remnants of folk music, and in their place are electric guitars — sometimes fierce and, here at the Tiny Desk, somewhat understated. She's a relative newcomer to the guitar, making it part of her songwriting only since leaving Paper Bird. But all of this instrumentation is meant to be supportive, not center-stage. At the heart of these songs, from her album We Were Wild, is a reach for independence:

This year, "music's biggest night" will be missing more than a few of its biggest stars. Despite multiple nominations, Kanye West, Drake and Justin Bieber are reportedly skipping tomorrow evening's Grammy Awards.

Marcia Ball
Artist

Marcia Ball

February 16 - The Upper Room

Marcia Ball’s rollicking roadhouse rave-ups and soulful Gulf Coast R&B, her barrelhouse playing and her feel-good party tunes are iconic.
--USA Today

Visit The Upper Room's website. The contest has ended.

Melissa Greener

Feb 10, 2017
Melissa Greener
Artist

Melissa Greener started her trek into music by singing along with the jazz songs she heard on WDET in Detroit. Self-taught on the guitar, she got the idea that music should be her path while teaching in China. 

Melissa is playing at The Cock N Bull in Galway on Sunday, February 12th. 

Hear her conversation with Chris Wienk here, and below check out a video performance. 

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The lyrics to "Just A Gwen," from Atlanta pop band Art School Jocks, may ring familiar to women. As guitarist Dianna Settles sings, over slinky, surf-y guitars and a dead-steady beat:

Carry your keys
Between your knuckles
You never know who's trying to follow you home
Smile back and
Say you're sorry
You shouldn't be out this late alone

For 30 years, Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips has been pulling musical ideas from his giant hamster ball, guiding his merry band through creative ups and downs.

Two Inch Astronaut works quickly! Just about one year since the release of Personal Life, the suburban D.C. post-punk band already has album number four in the bag. Can You Please Not Help continues the pop-focused mind-meld of previous efforts with monster hooks and a musicianship that only comes with a boatload of experience.

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