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Van Halen | Together Again at Last

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Written by Marc Farr Thursday, 23 July 2015 10:39

prev van-halenEddie Van Halen’s epic guitar playing is always the star of the show.

 

Teen Daze | Morning World (Paper Bag)

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Written by Emily Van de Riet Wednesday, 22 July 2015 21:23

teendaze 75There is just something that’s missing from the music. I’m left wanting more passion.

   

Set It Off | Duality: Stories Unplugged (Equal Vision)

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Written by Emily Van de Riet Tuesday, 21 July 2015 19:48

SET-IT-OFF 75It’s obvious that the band members put as much passion into their acoustic songs as their traditional songs.

 

Wednesday 13 | 07.24.15

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Written by Marc Farr Monday, 20 July 2015 11:31

live tame-impalaCome out and plague with a new generation of shock-rock.

   

The Tallest Man on Earth | 07.29.15

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Written by Michael Koehler Monday, 20 July 2015 11:18

live tame-impalaHis songs are passionate, soulful, sometimes whimsical and fun, and other times heartwrenching.

 

Hunter Hunted | Crafting Happiness

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Written by Laura Hamlett Monday, 20 July 2015 10:54

prof hunter-hunted_smThere’s nothing like going on stage and seeing a sea of faces slowly start to grin and smile as they soak in your music and give you their nod of approval.

   

Ancient Warfare | The Pale Horse (Alias)

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Written by Marc Farr Saturday, 18 July 2015 23:44

ancient-warfare 75The album is a highly-charged collection of dark tracks, full of sincerity and raw feelings.

 

311 | 25th Anniversary ARCHIVE Box Set (Legacy)

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Written by Adam Robinson Friday, 17 July 2015 22:40

311 75This is a definitive box set and a must-have item for any 311 fan.

   

Fifth Harmony | 07.23.15

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Written by Samantha LaBat Tuesday, 14 July 2015 22:35

live tame-impalaUnlike many young artists today, the girls of Fifth Harmony are using their music to serve as excellent role models.

 

Beautiful Bodies | Battles (Epitaph)

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Written by Emily Van de Riet Sunday, 12 July 2015 22:04

Beautiful-Bodies 75The band has said its music comes down to one thing: energy.

   

Miguel | Wildheart (Bystorm Entertainment/RCA)

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Written by Ashley White Friday, 10 July 2015 13:27

miguel 75They say third times a charm, and well, that seems to hold true for Miguel.

 

Where in the World Is Beth Bombara?

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Written by Willie Edward Smith Thursday, 25 June 2015 18:04

prof bombara_75Playing somewhere by Cincinnati, on the border of Kentucky on the river, with any one of the Deal sisters would be amazing.

   

Sloan Preview | 06.25.15

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Written by Jason Green Monday, 22 June 2015 12:50

It’s not hyperbole to say that not since the Beatles has band democracy ever sounded so good.

 

 

Hilary Duff | Breathe in. Breathe out. (RCA)

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Written by Samantha LaBat Sunday, 21 June 2015 16:59

cd Hillary-DuffThis has been a long time coming; she’s obviously worked very hard on it for years.

   

Adam Lambert | The Original High (Warner Bros.)

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Written by Laura Hamlett Sunday, 21 June 2015 16:52

cd Adam-LambertIt’s official: Adam is back.

 

Belle and Sebastian Just Want to Dance…Not

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Written by Jim Dunn Sunday, 14 June 2015 18:32

girlsinpeacetime sqGuitarist Stevie Jackson expounds on Kristin Scott Thomas and an uncomfortable recording process.

   

The Freedom Flight of Shuggie Otis

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Written by Jim Ousley Sunday, 14 June 2015 13:01

shuggie sq“I hit the stage at 12 and played gigs. That’s when I started to wear dark glasses and paint on the mustache.”

 

An Intimate Evening with Neon Trees | 06.22.15

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Written by Marc Farr Thursday, 11 June 2015 09:49

An-Intimate-Night-Out-with-Neon-Trees 75_2"We wanted to play smaller venues, to get closer to the fans.”

   

Reina del Cid | The Cooling (s/r)

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Written by Marc Farr Thursday, 11 June 2015 09:06

Reina-del-Cid 75The album starts off warm and never really cools down.

 

Billy Joel | Streetlife Serenade (Columbia/Audio Fidelity)

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Written by Marc Farr Friday, 05 June 2015 17:19

cd billy-joelWith radio hits not far off, this album provided a good basis for his burgeoning career.

   

Golden Eels | Periscopes in the Air (s/r)

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Written by Marc Farr Friday, 05 June 2015 17:18

cd golden-eelsSome tracks wail in desperation, while others satisfy the more mundane expressions of joy, love, and despair.

 

Best Coast Preview | 06.10.15

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Written by Danielle Pauly Monday, 01 June 2015 15:08

California-Nights 75This show is certainly going to be packed.

   

Girlschool | London 1980 (Cleopatra)

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Written by Marc Farr Friday, 29 May 2015 17:24

cd girlschoolLondon 1980 reminds us where the new wave of British heavy metal began—and it began with bands like Girlschool.

 

Jethro Tull | Minstrel in the Gallery (Chrysalis/Parlophone)

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Written by Marc Farr Wednesday, 27 May 2015 10:15

cd jethro-tullEncompassing four discs and an 80-page booklet sealed in book form, this is a magnificent set.

   

Sarah Neufeld | Indoctrination for the Unindoctrinated Listener

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Written by Willie Edward Smith Tuesday, 26 May 2015 22:13

sarah 500I could have taken all sorts of unsavory paths if I hadn’t been guided to stick with something and work hard at it.

 

Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard | Django and Jimmie (Legacy)

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Written by Jim Ousley Friday, 22 May 2015 13:41

cd nelson-haggardThe road-worn cowboys refuse to give up that mischievous glint in their eye that lights the way to the next good time.

   

Jamie Foxx | Hollywood: Story of a Dozen Roses (RCA)

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Written by Samantha LaBat Wednesday, 20 May 2015 13:29

cd jamie-foxxThe entire album is flowing with emotion.

 

Other Lives | Still Waters Run Deep

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Written by Willie Edward Smith Monday, 18 May 2015 19:55

otherlives sqOne thing we’ve always tried to incorporate in our music is composition.

   

Van Halen | Tokyo Dome: Live in Tokyo (Warner Bros.)

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Written by Marc Farr Friday, 15 May 2015 14:32

cd van-halen_copyEddie & Co. sound as fresh as they did in their heyday.

 

Billy Joe Shaver | Long in the Tooth and Speaking the Truth

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Written by Jim Ousley Friday, 15 May 2015 14:29

prof billy-joe-75“All I do, and all I’ve ever done with my songs, is be honest.”

   

V/A | Keep Calm and Salute the Beatles (Cleopatra)

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Written by Marc Farr Monday, 11 May 2015 19:16

keepcalm sqWithout the four mop tops from Liverpool, where would we be?

 

Martin Gore | MG (Mute)

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Written by Marc Farr Monday, 11 May 2015 19:11

MG sqThis album lacks style and form, two things Gore is usually quite good at.

   

Johnny Took of DMA's | Everyone’s Laughing and It's Cool

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Written by Alex Schreiber Friday, 08 May 2015 18:31

dmas 75Apparently we sold the most tickets in Columbus, which I’ve never even fucking heard of; that’s pretty cool.

 

The Best of The Guess Who (Audio Fidelity)

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Written by Marc Farr Thursday, 07 May 2015 16:42

The-Best-of-the-Guess-Who 75This is a fantastic release by a well-loved band.

   

William Control | A Spanking Good Time

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Written by Laura Hamlett Wednesday, 06 May 2015 13:09

prof william-control_75Maybe I have a lot of voices that rattle around in my brain that need to come out.

 

Big Sean | Dark Sky Paradise (G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Recordings)

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Written by Ashley White Tuesday, 28 April 2015 15:29

Big-Sean 75From top to bottom, this album is a solid body of work lyrically and emotionally.




   

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