Archive for the 'Lagniappe Sessions' Category

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Whether solo, with Lambchop, Silver Jews and beyond, I’ve been following William Tyler’s career, in form or another, for over a decade. This week, the Lagniappe Sessions find the Nashville based artist […]

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. This week the Lagniappe Sessions touch down with Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band — fronted by an artist we’ve previously described as your “new favorite guitar anti-hero,” creating music akin […]

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. The Lagniappe Sessions return in 2015 with Austin, TX based singer-songwriter Jess Williamson. “Blood Song” off Williamson’s debut from last year, Native State, is what initially turned us on — seeing her […]

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Over the past 20+ years, I’ve had Dean Wareham to thank for numerous turn-ons via his interpretation of other’s work. Luna’s rendering of Michel Polnareff’s “La poupee qui fait non” immediately comes […]

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. At once fragile, delicate and rugged, Jennifer Castle‘s Pink City is one of the more beautifully crafted records of the year. For her contribution to the Lagniappe Sessions, Castle takes on the melancholy country […]

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. Ultimate Painting is the collaborative pairing of James Hoare (of Veronica Falls) and Jack Cooper (of Mazes). A beautifully languid pairing at that. This week’s installment of the Lagniappe Sessions finds the […]

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. For this installment of the Lagniappe Sessions, Daniel Bachman takes on Jack Rose and William Moore. Bachman’s last LP, Jesus I’m A Sinner, ranks as one of our favorite LPs of 2013. […]

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. In 2012 I wrote about a young guy living in New Orleans who had just released a set of self-recorded demos. His name was Benjamin Booker. Like his voice, they were raw, […]

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Lagniappe (la·gniappe) noun ˈlan-ˌyap,’ – 1. An extra or unexpected gift or benefit. 2. Something given or obtained as a gratuity or bonus. The Lagniappe Sessions return with Jolie Holland, who is about to kick off her European tour beginning September 22nd, in Paris, in support of her latest full-length, Wine Dark Sea. From the […]