16 from ’16: Some Records For Your Consideration

16 from ’16: Some Records For Your Consideration From rock to pop to folk and to country, there were some very good records released this year.  In no particular order, here are sixteen albums that are worth a listen. ——— 1.  BJ Barham – Rockingham American Aquarium frontman goes extra folky and extra good on…

Weekly Roundup for November Twenty-First / two kids and a two-car garage

On this week’s roundup . . .  . . . funk, indie folk, hippies, singer-songwriter stuff, and some top-shelf ukulele playing. Happy Monday. ——— Chicago Farmer – Rocco & Susie / Skateboard Song Just your normal, run-of-the-mill song about falling in love, having kids, and making methamphetamine, followed by a cautionary tale regarding the dangers…

Weekly Roundup for October Seventeenth / all of this crazy commotion

On this week’s roundup . . . . . . danceable goodness from New Orleans, old-fashioned country from the midwest, rock n’ roll from Colorado, mandolin-centric indie pop from wherever Ira Lawrence lives (presumably Mars or Saturn), reverb-heavy rock from Sweden, and some politicking care of Omaha. Happy Monday to you. ——— Stoop Kids –…

Weekly Roundup for October Third / let your long hair down

On this week’s roundup . . . . . . Arizonian americana, morose rock, morose folk, and a little groovy saxophone. A happy and musical Monday to you. — Huckleberry – City of Angels / Bad News Some good old Americana right here from one of Arizona’s finest musical exports. Huckleberry’s latest EP, Shasta City,…