LIVE: The Catbirds @ Keegan Ales, 1/18/13

January 21st, 2013, 12:00 pm by Greg

Review and video by Joel Patterson

Familiarity breeds contempt? I don’t THINK so.

The more time I spend with the Catbirds, both individually and collectively, the more deeply I fall under their spell. The sound they make drives twenty-something girls into feats of athletic frenzy, and their boyfriends to dive head-first toward the stage. It roars in with all the gentleness of a hurricane, loud and slamming and savage. You might mistakenly think people who play that blaring, thunderous rock and roll music all night are somehow brutes, at least a little brusque, if not totally downright beastly – you couldn’t be more wrong. These are four of the most sensitive, vulnerable spirits – with curious eyes wide open to the world – that you’ll ever meet in the time-space continuum.

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Sean Rowe Announces His Upcoming Album

June 13th, 2012, 10:00 am by Greg
Sean Rowe: The Salesman and the Shark

Sean Rowe – Nippertown’s soulful baritone singer-songwriter – announced that his upcoming album, “The Salesman and the Shark,” is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, August 28 on Anti- Records. It will be available as digital download, CD and vinyl. The new album is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed full-length debut, “Magic,” which was originally released in 2009 on Collar City Records and then re-released on Anti- last year.

You can hear the new album’s opening track, “Bring Back The Night,” here.

Special guests on the album include members of Nippertown’s own Railbird, as well as Marketa Irglova of the Swell Season.

Rowe and producer Woody Jackson recorded “The Salesman and the Shark” live in the studio at the historic Vox Recording Studios in Los Angeles on the same mixing board used to make such timeless classics such as the Rolling Stones’ “Exile On Main Street,” T-Rex’s “Electric Warrior” and the Beach Boys’ “Smile.”

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