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9. Krayolas – Long Leaf Pine

December 24th, 2009

Texmex rock’n’roll attraction from Austin, Krayolas is no stranger to power pop and roots rock. All these musical threads coexist interleaved in their sonic tapestry. Long Leaf Pine follows up their album La Conquistadora from last year and it definitely helps that one of the notable guests on the record is legendary Augie Mayer, Sir […]

Greg Cartwright established himself as one of the most respected rock’n’roll characters in the recent years. His records are consistently great and he took several bands under his wing to help out, produce and write a few songs. At the same time, he continues to put out great music with his own band Reigning Sound. […]

11. Soulsavers – Broken

December 24th, 2009

More project than a band, Soulsavers is a musical collective that got head started by electornic music producers Rich Machin and Ian Glover, but has grown into a pure rock’n’roll deal once the American rockers Mark Lanegan and Will Oldham joined in as songwriters and performers. This year’s Broken is their strongest album thus far. […]

Daughter of venerable jazz legend Mose, Amy Allison has made her own name in the songwriting world with a series of very good albums. This years Sheffield Streets is my favorite. Her music will remind you on the greatest Victoria Williams moments but what will take you by surprise is the wide range of melodic […]

13. Neko Case – Middle Cyclone

December 24th, 2009

Canadian femme fatalle of alternative rock, Neko Case, finds ways how to reinvent herself with each new album. Middle Cyclone is her age-defying feminist manifesto and it’s easily her most consistent work yet. What’s next?

Buddy and Julie got married twenty years ago and have three albums together. Before they started recording together, their careers went separately, each making their name in the roots rock and country circuits. Their first album together in 2001 brought them some success on the US country charts, but this year’s Written in Chalk represents […]

15. Dinosaur Jr – Farm

December 24th, 2009

When Dinosaur Jr reformed in their original line-up, it smelled like a money grabbing opportunity. First album in of the reformed line-up was a disappointment. Nobody expected much of the second one. However, when the sounds of Farm hit the Internet this summer, I had to re-examine my point of view regarding the new found […]

16. The Resentments – Roselight

December 24th, 2009

The Resentments is a supergroup from Austin, Texas that recorded one the most wonderful, but painfully overlooked rock’n’roll albums of 2009. Sadly, the founder of this band, Stephen Burton passed away this year, leaving The Resentments’ Roselight as their final album.

Flashlite #65

December 17th, 2009

Today we showcase several new names at The Little Lighthouse: John Paul Keith, Eichmann Family, Sweet Apple, ┬áThe Hex Dispensers, Smith Westerns and D. Charles Speer. John Paul Keith comes from Memphis and has a band called The One Four Fives. About a year ago he put out the record called Spills And Thrills and […]

Flashlite #64

December 10th, 2009

This show goes to all the gig-goers in Cleveland. I made it inspired by a busy week in which I saw live shows by The Meat Puppets, Ian McLagan, Dinosaur JR and Jack Oblivian. I had to miss Reigning Sound, but from what I hear, it was a great gig. We also have some new […]

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