• Playlists

    This is Modern Swing!

    What is modern swing? Well, it is not your grandparents swing! This playlists features swing and jazz revivalists, such as The Squirrel Nut Zippers, The Speakeasy Three, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, as well as electro swing artists, such as Caravan Palace, Parov Stelar, Swing Republic. And so much more!

  • Musical criticism and commentary

    A Memorial for Havalina Rail Co.

    I miss Havalina Rail Co. This might not be a band you know, nor do you care about this band – but you should. Havalina Rail Co. (aka Havalina) in their ten or so years were an amazing band, always willing to take chances, and always produced something interesting. What genre was Havalina? Well – that’s complicated – it depended on the album. Back in the days where I logged all my CDS in an access database, I had to put a genre for each artist. For Havalina, I just said “Whatever they feel like doing that album.” That’s what made Havalina Rail Co. such a special band – they…