The Gods Themselves | Pink Noise (s/r)

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Written by Marc Farr Tuesday, 24 November 2015 19:25

cd gods themselvesWith a decadent stir of the psychedelic soup, the members of the Gods Themselves have made a niche for themselves.


The Struts | Tapping the ’70s

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Written by Doug Tull Tuesday, 24 November 2015 11:48

struts 300_sq“Fashion is a big part; I like music to have a visual impact.”


Telegraph Canyon | The Anchor Leg

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Written by Willie Edward Smith Thursday, 19 November 2015 17:28


"I always felt like there were missing songs that I wished we could play live for folks. Now we have them!"




Saxon | Battering Ram (UDR Entertainment)

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Written by Marc Farr Friday, 13 November 2015 12:47

Saxon-Battering-RamGuitarists Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt trade riffs and solos with grace mixed with rage.


Martha Davis & the Motels | Live at the Whiskey a Go Go (Vesuvio Ent.)

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Written by Marc Farr Tuesday, 10 November 2015 19:28

dvd motelsThis is not a performance by a band trying for a last hurrah, but a new chapter in the history of a decade-defining band.


Julien Baker | Sprained Ankle (6131)

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Written by Willie Edward Smith Wednesday, 04 November 2015 16:25

cd julien-bakerBaker sings with the confidence of someone who understands the evocative power she possesses and wields masterfully.


The Neighbourhood | Wiped Out! (Columbia)

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Written by Willie Edward Smith Wednesday, 04 November 2015 16:22

cd neighbourhoodLead single “R.I.P. 2 My Youth” is a mid-tempo tour-de-force of melody and melancholy, capturing the band and this album in a nutshell.


Vanessa Carlton | Binding Dreams and Casting Spells

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Written by Willie Edward Smith Monday, 02 November 2015 19:43

prof vanessa-carlton"Arranging these songs, finding the sounds, and going with our gut on the structures was an incredible experience for me."



Dave Davies | The Last Mystical Guitar God

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Written by Jim Ousley Tuesday, 27 October 2015 10:15

prof dave-davies_smAs you get older, I think you get more creative; it’s just in a different kind of way.


Echosmith | Experiencing Every City

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Written by Bruce Matlock Friday, 23 October 2015 12:05

prof Echosmith-smWe grew up playing Guitar Hero, so it’s such an honor and accomplishment to have our song featured in it.


Smallpools | All Your Favorite Things

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Written by Laura Hamlett Wednesday, 21 October 2015 10:26

prof smallpools_cd“To be able to tour the country and have RCA on our side is a pretty incredible feeling.”


Vanessa Carlton | Liberman (Dine Alone)

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Written by Ashley White Tuesday, 20 October 2015 18:16

cd vanessa-carltonI enjoy the keys and easy melodies, but would prefer to listen to them in yoga or piyo class than in my car.


Bad Suns for President!

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Written by Laura Hamlett Tuesday, 20 October 2015 18:04

bad-suns cdBad Suns has just announced its candidacy for President of the United States.


A Silent Film | Heart on Sleeve

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Written by Laura Hamlett Tuesday, 20 October 2015 17:54

prof Silent-Film_cdThis was the first time in a long time that the two of us were able to make the record we wanted to make without any compromise.


Horrendous | Anareta (Dark Descent)

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Written by Marcus Mercer Tuesday, 20 October 2015 17:51

cd HorrendousMy love for this band grows ever so much deeper.


Annabelle’s Curse | Worn Out Skin (s/r)

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Written by Adam Robinson Thursday, 15 October 2015 19:02

cd annabelles-curseAnnabelle’s Curse sets out to stir some kind of emotion inside of you, take you down a trip with them and leave you craving more.


New Order | Music Complete (Mute)

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Written by Marc Farr Sunday, 04 October 2015 17:39

musiccomplete sqThe songs blend quite well into each other, creating a danceable, yet methodical track progression.


Slayer | Repentless (Nuclear Blast)

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Written by Marc Farr Sunday, 04 October 2015 17:35

slayer-repentless-album-cover-artWhile different metal trends have come and gone, Slayer stays, well, Slayer.


Chance the Rapper | 10.13.15

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Written by Alexy Irving Sunday, 04 October 2015 16:44

chanceTR sqMake sure you are in the building for what could possibly be the best experimental rap concert of 2015.


The Bottle Rockets | South Broadway Athletic Club (Bloodshot)

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Written by Jason Green Thursday, 01 October 2015 11:55

Musically, the album continues in the Neil Young-turned-cowpunk sound that fans of Drive-By Truckers or 20th century Wilco know so well.



Ursa Major | L’appel Du Vide (n/s)

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Written by Livie Hall Tuesday, 22 September 2015 19:54

Ursa 75Ursa Major is a group to keep an eye on, without a doubt.


Kodaline | The Collective Filter

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Written by Laura Hamlett Monday, 21 September 2015 13:13

prof kodaline_smA certain amount of honesty either in the lyrics or the vocal delivery goes a long way.


Hamsas XIII | Encompass (s/r)

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Written by Matt Gleason Friday, 18 September 2015 12:57

cd hamsas-xiiiThe album gives you a sense of going on a mind-altering and awakening journey through lyrical mysticism and tantalizing instrumentation.


Ursa Major | Singularity

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Written by Livie Hall Monday, 14 September 2015 21:03

Ura Major 75Ursa Major was born of strange circumstances.


The Dear Hunter | The Story So Far

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Written by Willie Edward Smith Sunday, 13 September 2015 17:22

DearhunterThumb"On any night, we can be a folk band, a pop band, a prog band, an industrial band, a shoegaze band..."


Kurt Vile | b’lieve i’m goin down… (Matador)

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Written by Michael Koehler Wednesday, 09 September 2015 22:32

BlieveimgoindownOverall, this is a focused but chilled out album that grows with each listen.


Ghost | Meliora (Loma Vista)

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Written by Marc Farr Tuesday, 08 September 2015 20:28

cd ghostWhether their image is real or simply a gimmick matters not.


Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats | s/t (Stax)

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Written by Brian Kenney Sunday, 30 August 2015 14:28

Rateliff sqThis disc bellies up to the bar, hits the bottle hard and never lets up until long after last call.


Allen Stone | Radius (Capitol)

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Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 28 August 2015 17:39

cd allen stoneNo disrespect to the legend, but Stone’s songs could stand alongside some of Stevie Wonder’s best.


ZZ Ward | Love and War (Hollywood)

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Written by Ashley White Friday, 28 August 2015 14:13

cd zz-wardTwo inferences can be made here: She has to work so hard either because she has yet to marry, or because she didn’t marry well—you be the judge.


Caustic Casanova | Breaks (Retro Futurist)

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Written by Marcus Mercer Friday, 21 August 2015 20:51

causticcasanova breaks_75It’s amazing to hear a band that can manage to pack all of these different influences within just a single album, and in an original manner.


Deftones and Incubus | Keeping It Fresh

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Written by Willie Smith Thursday, 20 August 2015 16:36

Deftones-Incubus 75Rather than ride the tides, Deftones shifted the floors of the ocean that made them.


An Interview with Mike Zito

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Written by Marsha Buehler Sunday, 16 August 2015 22:15

Mike Zito 75My heart is to follow my own music that I have been doing for so long.


The Bird and the Bee | Recreational Love (Rostrum)

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Written by Jim Ousley Tuesday, 11 August 2015 22:40

bird-and-bee 75It’s the songwriting and execution of the material here that makes it a sweet set of summertime jams.


An Interview with Fea

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Written by DL Hegel Tuesday, 11 August 2015 19:27

fea 75"We became a riot girl band. That is our sound."


Simon and Garfunkel | The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (Sony BMG Legacy)

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Written by Marc Farr Sunday, 09 August 2015 12:41

Simon-and-Garfunkel 75Beautifully packaged with a chimerical sound, fans will feast on this set.


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