Adobe & Teardrops highlights the best in alt-country and punk week after week. Hosted by Rachel Cholst of the long-running blog Adobe & Teardrops. In music we trust, in music we believe.
The podcast dedicated to the lost history of '90s roots, rap, and rock 'n' roll.
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dirty americana featuring interviews and live performances from artists in a wide variety of roots music genres.
Well, this is it: the very, very, last episode of Adobe & Teardrops. It's been a great 5-year run, but fear not! The blog will continue. In honor of Adobe & Teardrops' 10th anniversary, here's a super episode of the unsung heroes of Americana's development into a commercial genre with special thanks to Tucker Riggleman, Gabe di Chiara, Farce the Mu…
In this hour, we go back for some The Outnumbered and Mary's Danish, enjoy some early David Bowie, add in a little Fontaines D.C. and even tap our toes with Dr. Dog.
This episode features music from Waxahatchee, Split Enz, Gillian Welch and good ol' hip-swinger from Otis Redding!
Join Mark Lanegan and the Screaming Trees in 1994, run ragged from the road and poor lifestyle choices. That said, we're treated to a solid Lanegan effort from that year (Whiskey From The Holy Ghost), followed by collaborations with Mad Season and Mike Watt, pay tribute to Willie Nelson and Jim Reeves, and embrace the Trees' heroically flawed swan …
This hour includes the latest from Lilly Hiatt, Parquet Courts and Sarah Shook & The Disarmers along with a classic from Queen, some Throwing Muses and some Son Volt
Music from The Stooges, Aimee Mann, Bright Eyes and The Replacements along with the latest from Sarah Shook & The Disarmers and J.P. Bimeni & The Black Belts
Don't Call It Nothing continues its tribute to the Screaming Trees and the late Mark Lanegan by reviewing the years 1990-93. The decade began with Lanegan releasing his solo debut, The Winding Sheet, with help from Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic of Nirvana. Both Conner brothers released records in 1990 through New Alliance Records, a subsidiary of…
This hour includes a classic from The Byrds, some Bright Eyes, something old and raw from The Rubber City Rebels and even a little Head & The Heart
Enjoy a new old tune from Cowboy Junkies, some solo Sarah Shook, some raw truth from The Godfathers and a classic from The Police
It's the second-to-last episode of Adobe & Teardrops, and Jewish country music won by popular demand! Read more about Mya Byrne here! Featuring: Becky Warren -- "Good Luck (You're Gonna Need It)" (The Sick Season) Nessi Gomes -- "As You Will (Hine Ani)" (Single) Lily Henley -- "Morena Me Llaman" (Single) Tsibele -- "Di Svet Shop (The Sweat Shop)" (…
Don't Call It Nothing pays tribute to the late Mark Lanegan by discussing the Screaming Trees in the 1980s. Everyone, even all-time greats, has to start somewhere and this episode tracks the Trees early years, when they went from faithful sons of Nuggets, Sabbath, and The Stooges to masters of melodic acid rock. Support the show…
This hour includes some Parker Milsap, Son Volt, The Stooges and Parquet Courts
Josh Ritter, John Prine, Snail Mail and Elizabeth Cotton, among others
Don't Call It Nothing gets personal as I talk about my maternal grandparents, Okinawa, plantations, and the Korean concept of han. I also discuss John Lee, aMiniature, the Casbah, and healthy competition in the mid-'90s San Diego scene. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/pantsfucious)By Lance Davis
Music from Son Volt, Jim Ford, The Pixies, Trampled by Turtles and more.
This hour includes Paul Kelly & The Messengers, Parquet Courts, Throwing Muses and Elton John
It's February, so it's time for some of my favorite break-up songs! Also, I started a queer country music e-mail newsletter called Rainbow Rodeo! You can subscribe for free here and click the button twice, and subscribe to the zine for as little as $2 a year here. You can hear me talk more about Cowboy Mouth on the brand new One-Hit History podcast…
Welcome to Part 2 of my song-for-song interpretation of Exile On Main St where I provide my explanations for each selection. I wanted to think about the album differently, as if its 18 songs were 18 individual ideas that influenced thousands of future bands in sometimes not so obvious ways. Instead of the Black Crowes, Pearl Jam, and White Stripes,…
This hour includes Elvis Costello, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, The Special Pillow and even some Kurt Vile with John Prine.
Phoebe Bridgers shows up but as remix from The Marias, there's an early REM tune, some Nikki Lane and some of that new Lord Huron.
Hey, gang. I got a little tied up with finals and never made a December episode for Adobe & Teardrops. That’s embarrassing, because December 8th is Adobe & Teardrops’ tenth anniversary! I begin with a an all-time top 10 countdown for the last 10 years of Adobe & Teardrops. Then, at the 42-minute mark, I do my top 10 of 2021. See below for time stam…
I spent over three years writing and editing Don't Call It Nothing: The Lost History of '90s Roots, Rap & Rock 'n' Roll and the book is now available to you for the low, low cost of free! The book is part autobiography, part biography, part social history, and all music history. It’s an excellent reference tool for the best American music of the de…
More of the look back at new releases in 2021
A look back at new releases in 2021
Continuation of the best show ever. New Son Volt, new Bully, older Grant Lee Buffalo. Celebrating some David Bowie, another birthday song, this one from The Bluebells.
Best show ever. This episode includes my one and only holiday song from The Killers, some John Lennon, a bit of newer Lord Huron and a birthday song for my son from Lloyd Cole
Don't Call It Nothing returns to Pinkpop '93 to pay tribute to The Jayhawks and Bettie Serveert, two bands who should've been bigger, but America hates nice things. At least they left us a ton of great music, so tune in to get the bird. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/pantsfucious)By Lance Davis
This was originally the first bonus episode for Don't Call It Nothing family members. But, given that it's the 80th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, it seemed like an appropriate time to release the episode into the wild. I discuss my mom growing up in Hawaii during World War 2 and her subsequent assimilation in southern California. Much…
This hour includes a couple songs from Creedence Clearwater Revival, a new one from Lilly Hiatt and something from Spud Canyon
Stop me if you've heard this before but this hour has a couple songs from Creedence Clearwater Revival, a new one from Aimee Mann, the latest Lord Huron and even a bit of Kirsty MacColl.
Happy Hanukkah! (It begins on November 28th). Let's celebrate the season with a whole episode devoted to Jewish country music. If you want more, you can find two different playlists on www.adobeandteardrops.com Sarah Aroeste -- “Las Kandelikas de la Fiesta” (Hanuka!) Nefesh Mountain -- “Hanukkah’s Flame” (Live From Levon Helm Studios) Debbie Friedm…
This episode has new music from Aimee Mann and more from Lilly Hiatt. There's some Violent Femmes, The White Buffalo and a little funky groove from Leftie's Soul Connection. Get down.
New music from Lilly Hiatt, also new Billy Strings. A classic from Aztec Camera, another classic from The Who and, of course, some Replacements
Don't Call It Nothing Podcast #16 revisits Pinkpop 1993 to discuss first Lester Butler and The Red Devils and then Bob Forrest and Thelonious Monster. The former delivered a great performance, the latter delivered a disastrous performance, but both singers were stuck in similar death spirals. An intense episode that confronts addiction, ego, materi…
3 from each artist until the end of the hour. Son Volt, Aimee Mann and Jason Isbell & 400 Unit are included.
More sets of 3. This hour includes Neko Case, The Jam and Hot Piranha, among others.
Welcome back, Teardrops! Feels good to have you all here. Adobe & Teardrops will now be a bi-monthly (every 2 weeks) podcast, and I’m so honored to have Lilli Lewis with me to re-inaugurate the show. Lewis is a veteran of the New Orleans music world and her new album, Americana, draws a line in the sand for anyone who think Black artists don’t belo…
Camp Black Dog was the nickname given to Route 1 Recording, a studio that doubled as the headquarters of Black Dog Records. For about a week in the summer of ’98, Marah, Blue Mountain, John Stirratt (Laurie’s brother and bassist in Wilco), Tyler Keith (singer and guitarist for my beloved Neckbones), and a low-key multi-instrumentalist named Noah Sa…
We're still pulling up the covers...getting chilly these days. Music from Paul Weller, Neko Case, Emmylou Harris, The Cure and more
We're pulling up the covers with Johnny Cash, Lucinda Williams, The Melvins and more!
UPDATE: This was originally linking to last week's episode, so I re-rendered, re-uploaded, and rechecked all the cables and tubes. I think we're good. Sorry about that. Don't Call It Nothing Podcast #14 remembers Soul Asylum's 1990 album And The Horse They Rode In On, Dave Pirner and Dan Murphy as an acoustic duo, and the limbo that followed the re…
This episodes starts with The Jayhawks and also includes a couple from The Stranglers, including a new song from them. There's Ride, Sarah Shook and even some Rolling Stones
A new appearance on the show from The Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, there's a couple tunes from Los Lobos, some new stuff from Shannon & The Clams plus a song from the artist who won this year's NPR Tiny Desk Concert contest: Neffy
Don't Call It Nothing Podcast #13 goes deep in the 1999 weeds with the Compulsive Gamblers, Mark Linkous (aka Sparklehorse), Blue Mountain, and the Damnations. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/pantsfucious)By Lance Davis
Don't Call It Nothing Podcast #12 now live! We're diving into 1998 hip hop with OutKast, Del The Funky Homosapien, and Ras Kass. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/pantsfucious)By Lance Davis
Don't Call It Nothing Episode 11 now live! We're diving into 1997 with The Neckbones, Geraldine Fibbers, and Muffs, with special love sent out into the universe for the late, great Kim Shattuck. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/pantsfucious)By Lance Davis
MORE Lyle Lovett (I was in a mood), Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, Talking Heads and Mipso.
This hour: The Jayhawks, Shannon & The Clams, the latest from Dinosaur, Jr and a bit of classic twang from Lyle Lovett
I just discovered The Fontaines, DC (who aren't from Washington but Ireland) so I added them to this hour's playlist. You'll also hear The Detroit Cobras, John Hiatt with The Jerry Douglas Band and a new tune from #20480741