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Self-deprecating fundraising lackey, avocado connoisseur, pop culture aficionado, latte-drinking liberal elitist.

 

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Johnny Marr – Adrenalin Baby

November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

When I saw Johnny Marr last November, a man behind me insisted on loudly singing ONLY the Smiths songs that were in Marr’s set like some weird, personal Morrissey cosplay.  I’m happy to say that...

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Craig Finn – Faith in the Future

September 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

You probably best know Craig Finn as the hyper-literate frontman of The Hold Steady.  If you’re familiar, you probably love THS’s particular brand of boozy bar rock, but have marveled at Finn’s abilities to create...

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Wilco – Star Wars

July 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

SURPRISE!  Wilco dropped a new album FO’FREE on Thursday night.  And, at the time of this writing, it’s still available (FO’FREE) on their website, so go get some, because it’s great....

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FFS – FFS

June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

I count myself as a pretty big Franz Ferdinand fan, and though I had a very limited knowledge of 70s-era rockers, Sparks, I figured this collaboration would be an interesting blend of styles.  Vocally, Alex...

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Florence Welch has always been a bit of an atypical pop star, with songs ranging from the anthemic “Dog Days are Over” to the introspective but uplifting “Shake it Out”.  With the release of her...

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Gateway to Geekery: Aimee Mann

April 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

If there was a demand for an Aimee Mann cover singer, I’d make a killing. Though she has avoided mainstream success for much of her career, Aimee Mann has been steadily and consistently releasing albums...

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The Mountain Goats – Beat the Champ

April 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

John Darnielle has earned a rep for being one of music’s greatest lyricists, and is fearless in terms of the depth of emotion he’ll put into a song.  No band has quite made me feel...

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Modest Mouse – Strangers to Ourselves

March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Though they rose to fame along with the indie darlings of their day, Modest Mouse have probably never been referred to as “darling” once in their storied career.  Isaac Brock and co. have built a reputation...

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Will Butler – Policy

March 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Will Butler is in Arcade Fire. I had to get that out of the way before I reviewed this album in full, because it’s almost impossible to evaluate his solo effort without having a twinge...

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Gateway to Geekery: Veep

March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Political shows are no stranger within the general pop culture landscape, but few get the business “right”.  Sure, we all wish “The West Wing” were real, but it’s too idealistic and too perfect to actually...

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