J. Roddy Walston w/ Shovels & Rope - Boys Can Never Tell
Photo Gallery: A Day In The Life Of J. Roddy Walston & The Business
J. Roddy Walston walks you through a day in the life of his intrepid rock band, J. Roddy Walston & The Business. Here they are at Barclays Center in NYC during WFAN’s Big Hello To Brooklyn concert.
“If you’re at all familiar with the musical styling of J. Roddy Walston & The Business, the mere mention of the name probably brings to mind the visual of a mass of wavy hair crashing again and again over the black and whites of a Yamaha.”
- Steve Benoit
With SXSW right around the corner I figured it would be fitting to share a SXSW video of what would soon become one of my favorite bands. Slightly embarrassing that it took a music festival in Texas to lead me to a band in my own back yard. But hey, it happens.
PHOX was bred in Baraboo, Wisconsin, a place where the Ringling Brothers lived and wintered their circus, their clowns, their elephants, tigers and the entire menagerie during the off-season months. The high-wire performers rehearsed their new acts, in this place dubbed Circus City. The band is filled with and demonstrates the same kind of wonderment that one could imagine only coming out of people raised in such a magical place, somehow stationed in the middle of the Midwest. Let your own wonderment sweep you away this summer, and don’t miss Phox at the Fort.
- Sean Moeller
“Sitting on the shores Lake Superior, Duluth, Minnesota would likely be far from the first place that comes to mind to look for a hard-picking bluegrass band. Yet that’s where Trampled By Turtles call home.”
- Jeffrey Greenblatt
I went onto Bandcamp and bought Shakey Graves’ two EPs. No regrets thus far. Take a listen to a track called Unlucky Skin off the Roll the Bones EP.
I just love to walk around my apartment tidying and watering my plants to a little banjo, it’s my day off so I am getting the things done I usually procrastinate.
|—||Shakey Graves (via fire-onthe-mountain)|
"It was almost exactly a year ago that I lost an entire day thanks to a simple YouTube recommendation. The recommendation was for Shakey Graves’ “Late July,” performed in a drainage ditch. I became entranced by his music, and a few hours later, had watched every Shakey Graves’ video I could find. (Shakey Graves is the stage name of Alejandro Rose-Garcia, an Austin native.) After all, he has earned Paste Magazine’s “Best of What’s Next” and NPR’s “10 Artists You Should Have Known” honors."
- Mark Bender