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Fall Out Boy – American Beauty/American Psycho

February 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Fall Out Boy is one of America’s greatest mysteries. Hated by most music snobs, and loved by those who rocked a Flock of Seagulls haircut in middle school, the band plays to a wide audience....

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Mark Ronson – Uptown Special

February 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

When “Uptown Funk” dropped, my life changed. Just a little, but I was in the throes of post-election victory and there it was, with the blistering horn section, 70s swag, and, on top of it...

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Gateway to Geekery: Talking Heads

January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Talking Heads are my favorite band.  There’s no getting around this fact in my life.  When I was a sophomore in high school, a boy burned me a copy of their first album, Talking Heads:...

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Sleater-Kinney – No Cities to Love

January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Though I was moderately devastated when Sleater-Kinney announced their hiatus in 2006.  It made total sense — they had been together for more than a decade and it was natural that they would probably want to...

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Divers – Hello, Hello

January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

When a band is first described to me as having strong influences of Springsteen and The Clash I tend to get a little skeptical; I love both artists and am somewhat protective of their respective...

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The Decemberists are back with their 7th full length studio release What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World. It comes on a whirlwind of four years including relentless touring in support of their previous album, keyboardist...

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Ten Music Videos from 2014 You Should Watch

January 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the new year, all. If you’re reading this in the way, way future, we are currently on our 5th year into the 21st century and music videos are close to extinction at this point....

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Ten Favorite Albums from 2014

January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

It is nearing the end of the year and I, as many music reviewers, have a list of my favorite albums from 2014.  Let me be clear about this.  I do not proclaim these to...

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Monuments to an Elegy, the ninth studio album bearing the Smashing Pumpkins’ name, is now upon us. Billy Corgan and his long-time wing-man Jeff “The Shredder” Schroeder, along with the enlisted help of drummer Tommy...

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Gateway to Geekery: Nick Cave

December 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

I can accurately pinpoint the moment in my life where I discovered Nick Cave.  I was freshly interested in Leonard Cohen, and I came across “I’m Your Man”, the documentary made in 2005 by a...

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