Written by Dean Asher Wednesday, 07 March 2012 21:02
Some tracks feel like they float out from behind a saloon’s swinging doors into the dusty night.
Written by Jenn Metzler Friday, 02 March 2012 17:49
"Whatever subtle musical thing you worked on doesn’t translate when you’re a solo act, but a refined rock act is a mighty thing that you can’t ignore."
Written by Kyle Green Thursday, 01 March 2012 11:21
I asked Stephen to describe the way they are recreating live the very sonic and layered sounds from the album. He told me simply that it is a “secret.”
Written by Michele Ulsohn Thursday, 01 March 2012 11:08
Writer Stephen King became a fan and even quoted Rainmakers’ lyrics in two of his novels.
Written by Alex Schreiber Thursday, 01 March 2012 10:47
Don’t let the six foot beauty’s relentlessly personal music unnerve you: She’s actually quite hilarious, which you will see in this interview and hear in her music.
Written by Mike Rengel Tuesday, 28 February 2012 13:49
This is a band that might cloak themselves in bedsit miserablism and Nordic chill and imagery, but mostly they just want to forge a deeper connection
Written by Tony Van Zeyl Tuesday, 28 February 2012 13:45
Half of the album is packed with highly entertaining and original takes on Beatles tunes.
Written by Ashley White Tuesday, 28 February 2012 13:41
“Sound: Check” created the perfect balance for all of the instruments from the keyboard to the bass and guitar to the drums, so rightly appropriate for the closing of this EP.
Written by Teresa Montgomery Tuesday, 21 February 2012 00:05
"I feel like I'm done hiding out."
Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 17 February 2012 14:14
The British house-trance-techno duo is gracing our speakers yet again with not one but two career retrospectives, released concurrently.
Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 17 February 2012 14:11
This tour features just Good and his guitar, but his brilliance is visible in any form.
Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 17 February 2012 14:00
I have this sort of picture what’s going on in the show. I want the sound, the look to be what’s in our imagination at the time.
Written by Ashley White Wednesday, 15 February 2012 15:22
I want more than soulful vocals over acoustic instruments.
Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 10 February 2012 17:12
“The Fall” could easily be a single on alternative radio today; drawing NIN comparisons, it’s a strong display of Numan’s still-apparent talents.
Written by Jenn Metzler Friday, 10 February 2012 13:02
While it may be easy to toss aside an album upon hearing that it’s “just some guy playing an acoustic guitar,” this is Mike Doughty.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 10 February 2012 13:00
They make good use of a wide range of instruments so that each song has a distinctively different sound.
Written by Kyle Green Wednesday, 01 February 2012 13:04
Influences aside, The Church of Rock and Roll is all Foxy Shazam, with big guitars, piano, trumpets, and the wailing tenor and falsetto Nally is known for.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 01 February 2012 12:20
Some of the songs in this collection are well-known—”Chapel of Love,” “Be My Baby,” “He’s a Rebel,” and “Da Doo Ron Ron” among them—but the real appeal is the more obscure selections
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 01 February 2012 12:17
The variety provided by the different contexts (besides changes in the band lineup, the reactions of the audience can’t help but influence the performance) make this album worth having.
Written by Jim Ousley Wednesday, 01 February 2012 11:49
When I ask Weinstock who else he favors on the four-string, he asks, “Have you ever heard of Jaco Pastorious? He’s amazing.” How many other 15 year olds are even aware of the late jazz bass pioneer?
Written by Teresa Montgomery Monday, 30 January 2012 19:10
"I've always known that I wanted to be on stage and make people happy."
Written by Teresa Montgomery Monday, 30 January 2012 08:26
"I think what wins at the end of the day is authenticity"
Written by Teresa Montgomery Friday, 27 January 2012 18:21
The ability to write and release great music is one of the mainstays of Old 97’s.
Written by Teresa Montgomery Tuesday, 24 January 2012 20:47
"There’s immediacy to playing live and there’s no other experience like it."
Written by Alex Schreiber Thursday, 19 January 2012 12:02
Everybody does have the right to have an opinion, don’t get me wrong, but a lot of people ignorantly speak that opinion and promote that opinion.
Written by Teresa Montgomery Monday, 16 January 2012 19:39
“It's a love/hate relationship, sometimes, me and music.”
Written by Mike Koehler Friday, 13 January 2012 13:28
There are a lot of very good things going on here; there are some clear misses, as well.
Written by Kyle Green Friday, 13 January 2012 13:26
Offering music that is sonic, melodic, and ambient all at the same time, this duo is on the path to stardom.
Written by Alex Schreiber Friday, 13 January 2012 13:21
The final three songs are the highlights of the album; those prior are all good individual tracks, but they do sort of blend when put together.
Written by Laura Hamlett Thursday, 22 December 2011 12:19
A full 13 songs long (nothing new for the band; Armistice, by comparison, was 15), Odd Soul is a rather stark departure that works beautifully.
Written by Jeffrey Ricker Wednesday, 21 December 2011 12:27
A concept album consisting of seven songs swirling around the theme of winter, 50 Words for Snow was clearly not created with a concern for airplay in mind.
Written by Pete Timmermann Monday, 19 December 2011 11:26
You already know more or less what to expect; Tom Waits records are always good.
Written by Tony Van Zeyl Thursday, 15 December 2011 13:09
It’s a wonderful opportunity to connect with the music that Craig’s written and connect with the audience and the energy of night.
Written by Mike Koehler Thursday, 15 December 2011 13:04
The Vaccines boil down the music to what’s essential, without the fat.
Written by Teresa Montgomery Monday, 12 December 2011 13:35
Josh Caterer and Smoking Popes have provided me with some of my favorite music of the last 13 years.
Written by Laura Hamlett Monday, 12 December 2011 13:25
Some artists’ acoustic re-imaginings come off as flat or repetitious, lazy efforts to release CDs without going through the efforts of writing and recording new material. Black Lab’s Unplugged most certainly does not fall into that category.
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