Wednesday 23 Jul
CD reviews

TJ Mayes - "When Love Comes Down"

’50s era rock ’n’ roll had been long overdue for a rebirth. Thankfully, the stockpile of capable luminaries has not been in short supply over the past few years. 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Boare - "playdatshit"

The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Broncho - "Class Historian"

Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Manmade Objects - Monuments

No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.

And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
07/15/2014 | Comments 0

Admirals - Amidst the Blue

Sometimes it helps to not be very good.

Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0

5 WTF Facts About Rick Springfield

No, really, these are true.

By Rod Lott March 22nd, 2011

Odds are good that ‘80s chart icon/heartthrob Rick Springfield will play many of his 17 Billboard Top 40 hits at 7 p.m. Saturday at FireLake Grand Casino in Shawnee. (In fact, bet the house on “Jessie’s Girl” — I just know it.)

But did you this about the Rickster?

1. Before hitting it big, he fronted a band called Zoot.
2. According to his memoir, he wrote some great songs while suffering depression and having suicidal thoughts.
3. He played the first incarnation of DC Comics’ “Human Target” in a 1992 ABC series. (The current one on Fox has lasted longer.)
4. In the early 1970s, he played himself on the “Brady Kids” Saturday-morning cartoon spin-off, “Mission: Magic!”
5. His one-time live-in girlfriend? “The Exorcist” star Linda Blair. She was 15 at the time. —Rod Lott

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