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Guts and Glory

Thao Nguyen gets more adventurous and vulnerable on triumphant latest album, A Man Alive

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
It’s clear from the opening moments of “Astonished Man,” the first song on Thao & the Get Down Stay Down’s excellent new album A Man Alive, that something has changed.   

’Yards Sail

Merrill Garbus’ worldly musical curiosity and theatrical background inform tUnE-YaRdS

1 Comment · Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Started as a one-woman project in 2006 by New England native Merrill Garbus, tUnE-YaRdS is set apart via its meld of Appalachian Folk (ukulele being the most obvious signifier) and numerous African elements, none more visceral than Garbus’ versatile vocal delivery, which alternates between low-key crooning, honest-to-goodness yodeling and full-on wailing.  

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