Artist to Watch: Baskervilles

The Baskervilles are a Harlem, N.Y.-based pop act that I first discovered some time ago through Pandora. I just found out that the Baskervilles have a new CD, "Twilight," coming out June 3, 2008, on Secret Crush Records...and you can listen to the entire CD by visiting their Web site. Here is an excerpt from … Continue reading Artist to Watch: Baskervilles

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Artist to Watch: Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer is a duo from Belfast, Ireland, who recently finished a U.S. tour opening for They Might Be Giants. I know there are a lot of people out there who don't care at all for opening acts, but I have had pretty good success at seeing openers who went on to bigger and better things. … Continue reading Artist to Watch: Oppenheimer

Artist to Watch: Nicole Atkins

I saw Nicole Atkins open for Mike Doughty a couple of years ago (in fact, keyboardist Dan Chen left Mike Doughty's Band to join Nicole Atkins & The Sea a few weeks earlier so the set had a bit of a reunion feel to it). Anyway, I enjoyed what I heard that night and have … Continue reading Artist to Watch: Nicole Atkins

Artist to Watch: Illinois (the band)

I was trying to catch up on my reading about bands featured on WXPN's My Morning Download and came across a band from Bucks County, Pa., strangely named Illinois. Yep, the band took the name of a state.Because of my ties to the Bucks County area, I decided to check them out...and you know what? … Continue reading Artist to Watch: Illinois (the band)

Artist to Watch: Midlake

I have recently come across the band Midlake. The song "Head Home" from their latest CD, "The Trials of Van Occupanther," has been getting decent airplay on Philly's WXPN 88.5 FM and was getting stuck in my head. I finally heard who performed the song and decided to check them out."The Trials of Van Occupanther" … Continue reading Artist to Watch: Midlake