Written by Laura Hamlett Tuesday, 07 December 2010 22:33
The one song responsible for the sales of this album is as good as you remembered.
Written by Laura Hamlett Monday, 06 December 2010 23:18
I’m convinced more than ever that this band isn’t for me.
Written by Jim Dunn Monday, 06 December 2010 21:18
He threaded the eye of the needle of his time. He sang everything that he had and he sang right at you.
Written by Matthew Treon Thursday, 02 December 2010 02:04
Dust Lane communicates nearly every aspect of being human in just under an hour.
Written by Corey Woodruff Wednesday, 01 December 2010 12:25
“I mean, Fullerton, California in the O.C? What the fuck do you write about that? ‘My dad’s a shitty entertainment executive’? We’re thinking about maybe doing a Beastie Boys-style rap song.”
Written by Alicia Wilton Wednesday, 01 December 2010 01:48
It is this ability to conflate gritty, relentless punk elements with bubble-gum surf sounds that makes the Queers’ music so irresistible.
Written by Jim Ousley Wednesday, 01 December 2010 01:36
Batusis has the electric, barbed wire pulse of a teenager mashed with the raucous swagger of experienced dudes who’ve been around the block and know how to put that kind of energy to use.
Written by Laura Hamlett Saturday, 27 November 2010 22:45
husband&wife seems to be the bastard child of Toad the Wet Sprocket, Uncle Tupelo and Minus the Bear.
Written by Kelly Glueck Tuesday, 23 November 2010 22:45
He was able to achieve an innovative sound reinforced by his reflective lyrics—despite using nearly 500 first person pronouns on this 13-track album.
Written by Braden Abbott Tuesday, 23 November 2010 22:38
Somehow, he has used the most banal artistic methods to produce works that are, quite honestly, shallow but immensely thrilling. And yes, at points he finds the sublime.
Written by Mike Rengel Monday, 22 November 2010 13:29
Think of it as an ode to love as a chemical, the loss of it as withdrawal and rock’n’roll as the corresponding dose of methadone.
Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 19 November 2010 22:39
Let’s face it: Tim Kasher has lost his edge.
Written by Jim Dunn Thursday, 18 November 2010 09:48
Ferry has vocally aged very well, if anything his expressive weariness sounds better now than it ever has.
Written by Laura Hamlett Wednesday, 17 November 2010 12:20
“It is a shockingly sophisticated album. It is, truly, impressive.”
Written by Jacob Snyder Wednesday, 17 November 2010 09:17
Resignation Day riffs 36 minutes of nonstop chant-along punk rock without succumbing to the cliché of throwing a sappy ballad in.
Written by Derek Lauer Wednesday, 17 November 2010 09:11
For lack of a better comparison, he sounds like a bit like Pat Metheny meets Hendrix.
Written by Courtney Rau Wednesday, 17 November 2010 02:09
I’m not sure they’ve created this year’s must-have holiday release, but they have given us a collection of ear- and crowd-pleasing songs.
Written by Justin Curia Wednesday, 17 November 2010 01:15
The slow burn of the freaky folk will lift the demon souls from whatever bowels in which they may rest. It’s healing, really.
Written by Wil E. Smith Wednesday, 17 November 2010 01:08
This music sounds as if it’s meant to score an interstellar war among mechanized manifestations of the Athenian Pantheon [Greek gods in robot form], fought over the souls of humanity.
Written by Bruce Matlock Wednesday, 17 November 2010 00:53
"When you’re just listening to an album there’s not lasers shooting all over you and it’s not so incredibly loud, so it’s just a completely different experience."
Written by Nicole Madden Tuesday, 16 November 2010 14:02
Amanda Palmer of The Dresden Dolls answers a quickie before coming to town this week.
Written by Jennifer Manjarez Tuesday, 16 November 2010 13:46
He will be performing at Europe Nightclub, equipped with some of his most hypnotic beats, laser lights and one massive video wall.
Written by Laura Hamlett Saturday, 13 November 2010 23:47
The 13 tracks here—17 if you include four remixes—range from heavy to melodic, yet they all mesh well, and all enthrall.
Written by Jennifer Manjarez Friday, 12 November 2010 15:36
Although his first few albums post-surgery were touch-and-go, Vol. 5 has proven Stewart is nothing if not resilient and a true artist.
Written by Teresa Montgomery Friday, 12 November 2010 14:57
You can envision lead singer Matt Vasquez tearing up the inside of the Waits Room while recording it.
Written by Glen Elkins Thursday, 11 November 2010 13:03
You can almost feel the miles of pavement passing smoothly beneath sheet metal floorboards as Aaron’s steady plucking and graceful croon create an aura of idyllic nostalgia.
Written by Laura Hamlett Sunday, 07 November 2010 21:43
“Mick Jagger” is a keeper, combining “ooh ooh”s, tightly strummed guitars, and Westfield’s now familiar wail.
Written by Bruce Matlock Friday, 05 November 2010 11:08
"The Aquabats! are like a box of chocolates; you never know what you're going to get."
Written by Ted Moniak Thursday, 28 October 2010 12:45
These songs are like a small town in a Flannery O’Connor story—just a little ole’ town populated by plain folks, but with some gothic secrets and unrelenting peculiarities.
Written by Jim Dunn Thursday, 28 October 2010 08:14
Rock the Route is, as Kerstein describes it, “a television travel show about two Chicago bands playing shows along the old Route 66 out to L.A., with celebrity judges. Hilarity will ensue.”
Written by Courtney Rau Wednesday, 27 October 2010 08:35
"You do it for the music. We don’t expect anything from it. You really get to that point when you’ve hit your peak and you start to come down, which we have."
Written by Mike Rengel Tuesday, 26 October 2010 12:02
It’s fascinating to hear an outfit once described with pinpoint accuracy as “the sound of a flight of stairs falling down a flight of stairs” arrive at this place.
Written by Christopher Sewell Friday, 22 October 2010 02:39
Kings of Leon are back with a new album. Sorry, let me start again. The four-time Grammy winning, multi-platinum-selling Kings of Leon are back with a new album. Ok, that’s better.
Written by Michele Ulsohn Tuesday, 19 October 2010 19:25
St. Louis will once again get to experience that highly combustible energy on October 22nd, when the band returns to Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room for the first time since 2006.
Written by Courtney Rau Monday, 11 October 2010 14:38
Adam Turla found time to give us the hometown dirt on John Mellencamp and discuss ghost sex in South American literature. Oh yeah, and we also talked about the new album.
Written by Justin Curia Monday, 11 October 2010 14:25
Menomena will take the stage at the Luminary Center for the Arts on Monday, October 11. Before the show, I got to talk with multi-instrumentalist Justin Harris.
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