Advertisement

Album Reviews – Lake Street Dive – Bad Self Portraits

Recently, buzz has been building around the band Lake Street Dive. It started with an unexpected appearance on the Colbert Report on Feb. 5, where Stephen Colbert asked the band if they were ready for the “Colbert Bump”—the reported spike in popularity guests and topics receive after being featured on the show. […]

Read More…

Album Reviews: The Surf Zombies – It’s a…THING!

The Surf Zombies are back with their fourth album, It’s A… THING!, which marks the second album featuring their current band lineup: Founding member Brook Hoover is on guitar along with Ian Williams from the Wheelers and the Blendours, also on guitar. There is also Tyler Russell on drums and Trevor Treiber from the Blendours on bass, replacing… […]

Read More…

Album Review: Har-di-Har – Hard Parent/Thick Child EP

In the laundry, shorts and t-shirts remind me that summer is over. After a brief mourning for the lost season, I banish them to wash not to be seen again until next spring. After much resistance, I resolve to switch the thermostat to “heat” as if it was the last defense of the impending colder weather. […]

Read More…

Album Reviews: Love Over Gold – Fall to Rise

Love Over Gold is the name of a new collaboration between Pieta Brown and Australian singer-songwriter Lucie Thorne, who met during a tour of the land down under a couple of years ago. The two became fast friends, and, after some correspondence and planning, they formed the group named after a Dire Straits song. […]

Read More…

Album Reviews: The White Elephant – Fly

The White Elephant  The White Elephant (“Fly”) www.thewhiteelephantband.com The history of distortion effects on guitars dates back to what is usually considered the first rock and roll song, “Rocket 88.” Distortion was accidentally introduced by the guitarist Willie Kizart’s—of Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm—broken amplifier. Guitar distortion has come a long way since that fateful […]

Read More…

An interview with Mickey Hart

Although most people know Mickey Hart as one member of the “Rhythm Devils” percussion section of the Grateful Dead (along with Bill Kreutzmann), he has had a notable solo music career with an astonishing 14 releases to his name. In addition to a prolific musical career, he has a passion for ethnomusicology which has led […]

Read More…

John C. Reilly interview: Bring it back home

Actor John C. Reilly is known for his breadth of comedic and dramatic roles in movies like Magnolia, Step Brothers, Cedar Rapids and The Aviator. He is also known for his musical film roles in Chicago the Musical, Prairie Home Companion and the tour de force Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Reilly has recently […]

Read More…