Christopher Michael Jensen releases his album A New Age this Wednesday April 26th at Honey along with Rey Gordo, Kat Fox, Five Second Rule & DJ Adatrak. Check out the video for the first single “Silence Into Sound” by EJ Films & prod. by Blamsiss. Event Details:
There are certain genres of music that even a person who writes about music can find themselves ignorant of. Such was my state when I recently listened to the new album Low Tide by Morosity. Continue reading →
Do you hear the name Leslie Rich and find yourself recalling the local Celtic band Hounds of Finn? Me too, but actually Rich has been doing something quite different for a while now with his band Leslie Rich & The Rocket Soul Choir. The band, who in addition to Leslie Rich are Jason Wahl (bass/vocals) and Pete Boulger (drums/percussion) have helped the singer songwriter to shed some of his Irish born roots to embrace a more rock Americana vibe. In fact, the stand out song “Long Line of Fools” from the band’s EP Kidder’s Son may be Minnesota’s answer to the sultry alt Americana rock sounds of Chris Isaak. Don’t take my word for it though, check it out: Look for Kidder’s Son vinyl to be released on April 22nd, which will be quite a special day to mark on your calendar as it is Record Store Day!
There is a resistance happening in the hearts and minds of many in our country, and right here at home Cobey Rouse, the frontman for the local band batterboy has created ComeToUnity—Artists & Action Concert Series to build a community for the purpose of making positive change. The first concert is happening on February 26th at The Nomad World Pub to support the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union). To learn more about ComeToUnity, Rift spoke to Rouse about it. Continue reading →
Brass Bands are a celebration of community and a fixture in the culture of New Orleans. They have their roots in Social Aid and Pleasure Clubs, as well as groups of neighborhood musicians, getting together to send off the deceased with exuberant second lines that let loved ones rejoice in lives lost. Continue reading →
Somehow our little Rift Magazine hit a nerve with the 100 Days of Local Music promotion! So much so that there has been an influx of songs that were submitted beyond the 100. Keep sending us your music, we are listening with local love.