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Kurt Vile Stories

Kurt Vile & Courtney Barnett Are Making A Record

Guitarist Kurt Vile is presently finishing up an Australian tour and apparently he's had the chance to meet up with one of our favorite Aussies.Vile joined Courtney Barnett at Newmarket Studios in North Melbourne for a little recording.  Here are some social media posts that document the collaboration including a&...

The National Details Plans For Grateful Dead Tribute Compilation

In a recent interview with Stereogum, members of The National released information on the next compilation in the Red Hot charity series, a collection of Grateful Dead covers curated by the band.After the success of Dark Was The Night, produced by The Nationals Dessner brothers and featuring a slew of big indie artists contributing...

Album Reviews | September 2015 Releases

By: Alex WoodThunderbitch- Thunderbitch [9/1]After releasing one of the years best records with The Alabama Shakes, singer, songwriter and guitarist Brittany Howard surprised fans with an unannounced record as Thunderbitch. Consisting of Howard and a handful of Nashville rock musicians, the record has a gritty rock n roll sound, full of distorted guitar, pounding drums...

The Barn's Best Of The (First Half) of 2013

Since we didn't publish our Best of 2012 list until February of 2013, I'm pleased as punch to get a jump on this post prior to July 31st -- it's our list of our best albums of the first half of the year...Many thanks to @WeirScrewed for contributing this list which I (Steve - @thebarnpresents) will...

These Are Your Jams, Volume Two

This is the second edition of the The Barns These Are Your Jams series. To see what this is all about, check out Volume One and for more jams check out our entire My Jams series.1. There are some interesting trends in this installment, including lots of different takes on the singer-songwriter and moving that...

These Are Your Jams, Volume One

I am an unabashed fan of the This Is My Jam music sharing / discovery site. So much so that I've been pretty regular about selecting a "jam" and have even used this blog to collect and publish periodic summaries of my favorites (there are currently five volumes: one,two, three,four, and five).This post...