Annie Galvin writes regularly about music for PopMatters and Slant Magazine and has published on books, theater, and music for publications including the Los Angeles Review of Books and the Washington City Paper. She's also working on her PhD in English at the University of Virginia. She lives in Charlottesville, where she reads and writes for a living, roams free in the great outdoors, drinks good beer and lousy wine, and imbibes live music to a somewhat concerning extreme. You can find her on Twitter @anniehgalvin and Tumbler @anniegalvs.
Heaven Don't Call Me Home: An Interview With the Lone Bellow | 1 Feb 2015 // 8:19 PM
Rewriting the rules of Americana, the Lone Bellow are ready for their mainstream moment, working with Aaron Dessner of the National and releasing one of 2015's most anticipated albums.
Torres: Sprinter | 13 May 2015 // 9:30 PM
The foreboding sonic weather systems that Mackenzie Scott summons in her songs give dimension to the complex topics she explores.
Alabama Shakes: Sound and Color | 21 Apr 2015 // 8:06 PM
What makes the Alabama Shakes sound new is that they’re evidently devoted to their musical forebears -- everyone from Etta James and Aretha to Bowie and Zeppelin -- yet also coquettishly unfaithful to each one of them.
15 Must-Know Artists from SXSW 2015 | 26 Mar 2015 // 4:30 AM
Amidst the many artists that flooded SWSX this year, these 15 new and rising talents stand out amidst the fray.
South By Southwest Music Festival 2015: Friday | 23 Mar 2015 // 2:49 AM
From artists that have already made a splash (Bleachers) to those hoping to land a record deal (Demi Louise), Friday of SXSW 2015 captured the struggle to make it in the modern music industry.