All posts by Kip Sikora
DeadEye Dawn in a Dark December
Not even the sage Robert Hunter, with a case of red wine and a sheet of Owsley’s finest magic carpet, could have foretold the events of this 2020 shit show. Long and strange don’t even begin to...
- Posted December 28, 2020
Old Crow Medicine Show
The last time I saw Old Crow Medicine Show I was double fisting pulled pork and PBR at a pig roast in Sewanee, TN. It was 1999, and word on the street was they had agreed to...
- Posted October 30, 2020
Review: Marc Ribot Scores High With Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid”
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Unless you’re Marc Ribot. And in that case, you were commissioned by the New York Guitar Festival to pen a solo guitar score for Charlie Chaplin’s silent film masterpiece, The...
- Posted March 10, 2020
Pierce Edens: Three chords and the truth. Dig it.
Pierce Edens hails from a small town in North Carolina that couldn’t get any bigger if it wanted to. It’s a landscape peppered with hollers and canyons cut with whitewater. And it was there, steeped in the...
- Posted February 18, 2020
Shovels & Rope, Austin TX
Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent, better known as the duo Shovels and Rope, have been stitching their hearts together with song since before the 2008 release of their self-titled debut record. And in that creatively intimate space,...
- Posted November 8, 2019
Tyler Childers ACL
Coal may be a dying industry in Appalachia, but the region’s musical heritage remains stronger than three fingers of aged bourbon. One state in particular though, Kentucky, stands alone on the top shelf. Unfortunately most often in...
- Posted October 24, 2019
The first time I saw Guns N Roses Cindy Crawford had recently graced the centerfold pages of Playboy. My buddy Chris and I were 15 and scored GA floor tickets to the Use Your Illusion tour in...
- Posted October 16, 2019
PCC Benefit: Montgomery, Johnson & Cross
Ringo immortalized the sentiment, but let’s get real, we all get by with a little help from our friends. Hell, who among us can truly function as an island in this sea of shared chaos? We take...
- Posted January 21, 2019