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.


The Relationship | Music Pros Who’ve Earned Their Stripes

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Written by Willie Edward Smith Monday, 27 April 2015 19:53

prof relationship_75There’s something really fun about rolling into a small little gas station with your band at crazy hours of the morning.


Sufjan Stevens | Carrie & Lowell (Asthmatic Kitty)

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Written by Willie Edward Smith Monday, 27 April 2015 19:30

cd sufjan-carrieThe otherworldly ambiance that envelops these spare and direct melodies, beautiful ballads of soft spoken truths, is hypnotic and striking.


Win A Ticket to Counterpoint 2015

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Written by PLAYBACK:stl Monday, 27 April 2015 19:09

counterpoint sqWin a 3-day pass to the festival along with free camping - a $185 value!


Sabrina Carpenter | Eyes Wide Open (Hollywood)

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Written by Samantha LaBat Monday, 27 April 2015 00:24

SC EyesWideOpen_75This album does not force Carpenter to be something she isn’t—she sings about the kind of love she and fans in her age group are likely to experience.


The Charlatans UK | Modern Nature (BMG)

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Written by Michael Koehler Monday, 27 April 2015 00:01

The-Charlatans 75This really doesn’t have the feel of a 12th album; rather, it is more like a debut in its assuredness.


The Magnificent Moodies Box Set | The Moody Blues (Esoteric Recordings)

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Written by Marc Farr Sunday, 26 April 2015 19:20

The-Magnificent-Moodies 75With all the unreleased material, as well as the original album, a collector couldn't ask for more.


Sun Soul Orchestra | What Matters Most (s/r)

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Written by Marc Farr Friday, 24 April 2015 23:23

Sun-Soul-Orchestra 75

Sun Soul Orchestra just might find its way onto a jazz station turntable and, if so, big things could happen.


Death Grips | The Powers That B (Harvest)

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Written by Marcus Mercer Friday, 24 April 2015 15:10

cd death-gripsEach track delves into different topics like race, sex, and drugs, but twists them in such a cynical and demented way.


Smallpools | Lovetap! (RCA)

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Written by Laura Hamlett Sunday, 19 April 2015 15:48

cd smallpoolsIf someone catches you dancing alone, just tell them you’ve got Smallpools playing on your headphones; they’ll understand.


Beth Hart | Better than Home (ProVogue)

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Written by Marc Farr Saturday, 18 April 2015 14:11

cd beth-hartAs if her vocal talents were not enough to blow you away, Hart penned every song on the album, showcasing herself as a master songcrafter.


Pretty Boy Floyd | KISS of Death: A Tribute to KISS (Cleopatra)

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Written by Marc Farr Saturday, 18 April 2015 14:08

cd pretty-boy-floydCalling all KISS fans: Get ready to rock and roll all night and party every day.


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