For whatever reason I have never taken the time to immerse myself in Cass McCombs’ music. I’d enjoy a song here and there but never really jump in. Due to the shear volume of music we get on a regular basis, sometimes we let some real gems slip through the cracks. And after spending some [...]
Marc NorbergI first got into Bob Mould in the early ’90s via Sugar, but quickly found myself seeking out his older works; obviously this included Hüsker Dü, but also his two late ’80s solo records Workbook and Black Sheets Of Rain which preceded his return to a band format. At the time they seemed like […]
One Direction “Little Black Dress” Maybe you didn’t know this, but One Direction’s new album has a lot of power pop on it. As in, this particular song sounds like it could be a song that Alex Chilton forgot to record with Big Star, and that the general dynamics of the album is far more […]
Can you believe that the Monkeys have been around for nearly 10 years now? It feels like just yesterday that Jefe and I were over in London slamming around some club in Camden when their debut came out. That album was built on a feverish energy, giant hooks and choruses that made you want to [...]
Gaz FailFor a band that’s so intrinsically connected to the idea of powerful cars barrelling down the highway, Oxford’s Swervedriver have taken a pretty leisurely path since they reunited in 2008, touring fairly regularly behind old material but seeming to focus their creative energies on non-Swervies work; frontman Adam Franklin releasing three full-length albums with […]
I love this band and this song. Can’t wait to share their newest HearYa Live Session with you. In the meantime enjoy their latest video release. Tweet
Frank YangWho: Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires What: “The Screaming Eagle of Soul”, whose remarkable story is captured in film and whose career renaissance of bringing old-school funk and soul plays out on stages around the world Why: Bradley basically lives on the road, and is on a second North American leg in support of […]
From the Spektral Quartet's new disc Chambers.
Self-Release/Independent 2013 Cluj-Napoca, Romania-based Diamonds Are Forever, who were formed in September of 2011 out of the ashes of two other (I would assume local) bands, were first brought to my attention thanks to Mihai Tivadar (guitarist, keyboard player and main songwriter in Dirty Shirt). Show More Summary
Live at the Cellar Door is the latest entry in Neil Young’s Archive Series. While it’s certainly a must for his hardcore fans, the set is also engaging enough to be of interest to more casual listeners. Recorded late in 1970 shortlyShow More Summary
New York electro-pop duo returns in February.
Did You Hear? :: Elton John took a stand for gay rights at a concert in Russia. The move could have landed the pop legend in jail due to the nation’s anti-gay propaganda laws. [Pigeons & Planes] :: In news that will shock absolutely no one, Nicki Minaj‘s birthday cake was breast-shaped. The femcee tweeted a... More »