If you can make it through a listen of the new record from Tame Impala without melting into an all-consuming groove and dancing your ass off, you have no business with electro-pop. Currents is a perfectly spaced out synth fest of epic proportions, sweet and salty, nuanced and huge all at the same time. Show More Summary
Ultimate Ears boasts an impressive record with its line of Bluetooth speakers since the release of the original UE Boom in 2013, which it followed up with the smaller UE Mini Boom and the larger UE Megaboom. All of these speakers pack big sound, loud colors and a portable form factor. Show More Summary
California Attorney General Kamala Harris will review whether the front group behind the Planned Parenthood attack videos violated any laws in making the deceitful recordings. Image: The Sacramento Bee / YouTube The post Group Behind Planned Parenthood Attack Videos Sees Scrutiny From California Attorney General appeared first on RH Reality Check.
Royal Southern Brotherhood – Don’t Look Back (The Muscle Shoals Sessions) (Ruf Records: RUF 1215) The Royal Southern Brotherhood return with “Don’t Look Back” – a third studio album, recorded at the iconic Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and produced by Tom Hambridge – and as ever with a heady brew of blues, funk, soul, […]
Michael Falzarano – I Got Blues For Ya (Hypnotation Records/Woodstock Records: WR0049) New York based Michael is a man who can trace his playing days all the way back to the early seventies, when he was an integral member of such bands as; Hot Tuna, The New Riders of The Purple Sage and his New […]
Toad pal and musical favourite Samantha Crain has a new album out called Under Branch & Thorn & Tree (buy one here). I haven’t covered the album on Song, by Toad yet, mainly because I don’t really write record reviews anymore, but it’s really good. It’s been interesting watching Sam become more and more politically […]
Now up at the Constant Critic: Ray McDaniel reviews William Fuller’s newest book, Playtime (Flood Editions 2015). McDaniel is a “good” reader, if there is such a thing: “[S]ometimes I read poems as if they were records of actual proceedings, events provoked by circumstances other than those the poet occasioned simply for the sake of […]
The UN Human Rights Committee is shaming Canada for its human rights record, which hasn't improved much in the last decade. On Thursday, the committee released its first review of Canada in 10 years — and the first ever under Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Show More Summary
Four independent global data sets registered 2014 as the warmest year on record, the Weather Channel reported, citing an annual review by international scientists sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Show More Summary
Breezy Rodio – So Close To It (Windchill Records: 1001) Originally from Rome, Italy, Fabrizio Rodio first settled in New York but, was ultimately drawn from there by the magical musical allure of Chicago blues. After acclimatising himself to the musical landscape that is Chicago club land he came to the attention of veteran guitar player […]
Will Todd Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; Fflur Wyn, Magid El-Bushra, James Cleverton, Robert Burt, Victoria Simmonds, Keel Watson, John Lofthouse, Opera Holland Park, cond: Matthew Waldren; Signum Records Reviewed by Robert Hugill...Show More Summary
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A wealth of cultural influences yields another solid record from the Syrian singer.
Authorities are reviewing video surveillance records and other evidence in the weekend shooting death of a 25-year-old Berwyn man.
In an email sent to Wilco’s mailing list, Jeff Tweedy characterized the band’s surprise-released record Star Wars as “a jolt of joy: a fun surprise.” Although words such as “fun,” “joy,” and (on recent albums) “surprise” aren’t sentiments...Show More Summary
The new novel by Harper Lee set first-day sales records at major bookstores, despite mixed reviews and controversies surrounding the release.
Kern Pratt – Broken Chains (Gigtime Records) Kern is an electric guitarist and singer out of Greenville, Mississippi, and he sounds like it too. Although he has worked with such famed artists as Hubert Sumlin, Lil’ Dave Thompson, and Percy Sledge, he gives his prime influence as Johnny Winter, which is certainly evident on some of […]
A total of 13 Washington athletes competed in the Olympics. Their five medals tied the 1984 record for instate athletes. Here’s how they fared. - Will Brandenburg, Alpine, Spokane: Finished second in the slalom portion of the super combined...Show More Summary
When Tame Impala, the recording name of Australian musician Kevin Parker, released Lonerism in 2012, it served notice that 2010’s Innerspeaker was no fluke, and that Parker was one of the more important artists working today. For the past three years, anticipation for the follow-up has been building. Show More Summary
The billionaire is one of at least 60 donors hedging their bets heading into 2016 by giving to presidential campaigns of both parties, an Associated Press review of federal campaign finance records found. Even more people — at leastShow More Summary