Archive for the 'Lagniappe Sessions' Category

Monday, May 25th, 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. On the heels of his debut solo lp, 2014’s Understanding Land, the Lagniappe Sessions return with Jerry David DeCicca. Below, the artist pays tribute to Wooden Wand, Jeb Loy Nichols and mid-80s […]

Tuesday, April 28th, 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. Bruce Springsteen. Billy Idol. Lil’ Wayne. Van Morrison. A diffuse bouillabaisse of sound and influence as experienced through the lens of Kyle Field’s perennial Little Wings. This week’s installment of the Lagniappe […]

Wednesday, April 22nd, 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. Mikal Cronin returns with his second Lagniappe Session for Aquarium Drunkard, reinterpreting Neutral Milk Hotel and The Walkmen “in all their 8-bitty sine wave synth glory”. Cronin’s 2013 ukelele-inspired session is still available, […]

Thursday, February 19th, 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. Kevin Morby’s week-long tour of the west coast with Jessica Pratt begins today, followed by an east coast tour in early March. Before he hit the road, Morby recorded three covers for […]

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 one form or another, for over a decade. This week, the Lagniappe Sessions find the Nashville based […]

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 […]