Barb Abney Feature Archive

The Orchard is very apt title for the sophomore release from Ra Ra Riot, the six-piece indie band whose debut, 2008's The Rhumb Line, was a sleeper indie hit that year. (03/28/2011)
Middle Brother is a trio that features the lead vocalists of Deer Tick, Dawes and Delta Spirit. (03/16/2011)
Singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins has gone through a lot of life changes in the last couple of years, and they're all laid bare on her new album, "Mondo Amore." (03/02/2011)
Most notable for his work as the drummer of Wisconsin-hailed Bon Iver, Sean Carey -- who goes by S. Carey -- unintentionally started a solo side project while on tour. (01/14/2011)
Upon the expiration of their agreement with XL Records, Tapes 'N Tapes were free to self-release <em>Outside</em>, their third full-length record, on their own independent label, Ibid Records. (01/11/2011)
After a seven-year hiatus, the two women behind Azure Ray are back with their dream-pop sensibilities with new album "Drawing Down the Moon." (11/05/2010)
Matt Costa, like many California boys, dreamed of becoming a professional skateboarder. After a seriousd leg injury and over a year of rehab, however, he decided to focus on songwriting and playing the guitar. (10/26/2010)
Now on their fifth album entitled "Lisbon," The Walkmen have established themselves over the last ten years as a staple in the indie rock scene. (10/15/2010)
Michael Franti was the very first artist to host a Theft Of The Dial session back in winter 2009. Last week, he was in town for a show with his band Spearhead, and he dropped by The Current to become the first artist to do a repeat Theft Of The Dial performance. (10/14/2010)
Back in August, Dominic Howard called in to record a Theft Of The Dial session. We discussed touring, Twilight, Dr. Who and more. Then Dom chose a handful of tunes that he's pretty passionate about and went into detail why he chose them. (10/04/2010)
It's apparent with the album artwork, the band name and the lyrics that Bethany Cosentino belts out that she has a particular affinity for the West Coast. (09/28/2010)
Cee-Lo Green, one half of Gnarls Barkley and a former member of Goodie Mob called us up shortly after the release of his Mixtape: Stray Bullets collection a few weeks ago. (09/15/2010)
As the Southern California ten-piece that has become known for their infectious and endearing whistling-based love song "Home," Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have had a whirl-wind of a year since they were last in our studios. (08/13/2010)
Despite growing up in the land of disco and death metal, Swedish singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson, who goes by the moniker The Tallest Man on Earth, fell naturally into folk music. (05/24/2010)
Mixing Americana templates with a sunny L.A. outlook, Local Natives' debut record, "Gorilla Manor," has given them the chance to go from Silver Lake to the clubs around the country. (05/18/2010)