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  • Artist: Hanna Rae

    Photos by Jon Karr / www.thatverynextthing.com Don’t let the sweetness of her voice fool you – Hanna Rae’s music hits hard....

    Jon KarrJune 8, 2015
  • Artist: Heather Bond

    With a captivating ring of truth and clarity, Heather Bond’s voice bears witness to the power of honest reflection. She coaxes...

    Pat TomlinsonMay 25, 2015
  • Artist: Will Dailey

    With the independent release of National Throat, Will Dailey has proven that he’s not afraid to get his hands dirty. Dailey’s...

    Jon KarrMay 11, 2015
  • Artist: Jeremy Enigk

    Far from hiding, Jeremy Enigk has been quietly busy. The new album that fans have been anxiously awaiting is now in...

    Jon KarrApril 27, 2015
  • Artist: Jesse Lafser

    When we last spoke with Jesse Lafser, she had just released Land in Sight, an incredible collection of songs that evoked...

    Jon KarrApril 13, 2015
  • Worst Songs of 2014

    The ’90s came back in 2014. While there was certainly some great music made before Friends went into syndication, it is...

    Jon KarrJanuary 5, 2015
  • Artist: Carbon Leaf

    Every now and then, a band strikes gold. That’s what happened with Carbon Leaf’s breakout album, Indian Summer. In the ten...

    Jon KarrNovember 10, 2014
  • The Contenders

    The Contenders are Jay Nash and Josh Day, two artists who have been at it long enough to know what they...

    Jon KarrOctober 28, 2014
  • Artist: Judah & the Lion

    If youth is wasted on the young, no one told Judah & the Lion. They unapologetically celebrate what it means to...

    Jon KarrOctober 13, 2014
  • Producer Adam Bokesch

    The simplicity is an illusion. What makes the work of film composer / producer Adam Bokesch so compelling is his ability...

    Jon KarrAugust 18, 2014
  • Aaron Krause

    Sometimes, you have to step out of the everydayness of your life in order to make sense of it. This is...

    Jon KarrAugust 4, 2014
  • Phantogram

    There is a sense of mystery that surrounds everything Phantogram does. It isn’t mystery for mystery’s sake; rather, it is an...

    Jon KarrJuly 14, 2014
  • Kelsey Waldon

    Kelsey Waldon’s The Goldmine is just that – a goldmine. Hers is unashamedly country music, without all the pop-glitter insincerity that...

    Jon KarrJune 30, 2014
  • Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s

    Over the past nine years, Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s have managed to create six albums – each significantly...

    Jon KarrJune 23, 2014
  • The Bloody Nerve

    The Bloody Nerve cook up their sound both slick and dirty. Mix two parts rock with some blues and soul, and...

    Jon KarrJune 16, 2014
  • Failure

    For those who know, Failure’s Fantastic Planet is the ultimate unsung masterpiece. It is the stratospheric final album of a band...

    Jon KarrJune 9, 2014
  • Justin Klump – The Night is Young

    Justin Klump’s new three-song EP, The Night is Young, brilliantly explores memory of the past and participation in the present. It is...

    Jon KarrJune 2, 2014
  • Emily Barker

    It would be easy, at first glance, to miss the depth feeling of and nuance of social commentary in Emily Barker’s...

    Jon KarrMay 26, 2014
  • Korby Lenker

    Korby Lenker writes songs that are unassuming and often simple, yet capable of eliciting a remarkable depth of meaning. He often...

    Jon KarrMay 19, 2014
  • The Dirty Guv’nahs

    There’s a reason The Dirty Guv’nahs have such a devoted fan base. Unlike many other bands, their soul-fueled, roots rock performances...

    Jon KarrMay 5, 2014
  • How to Dress Dapper in the Modern Age

    While women’s styles vary greatly between seasons, a man in a suit is usually the epitome of style…unless that suit is...

    Sarah RizkallaApril 29, 2014
  • Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes

    Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes believe in man over machine. Their electro-pop rock songs have all the humanity of a...

    Jon KarrApril 14, 2014
  • More Than Rock ‘n’ Roll

    Nine albums in, Switchfoot is still approaching their concerts with teenage energy. They know their audience and seem to genuinely love...

    Sarah RizkallaApril 2, 2014
  • Augustines

    It seems that giving up has never been an option for Augustines. Although they have experienced trials and tragedy, they manage...

    Jon KarrMarch 31, 2014