Tuesday 29 Jul
CD reviews

Power Pyramid - The God Drums

Power Pyramid doesn’t have much patience for nonsense. That appears to be the takeaway from the Oklahoma City quintet’s last 10 months, which brought The God Drums in September, the Insomnia EP in January and its latest, self-titled effort in July.

07/29/2014 | Comments 0

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

Rocky road

Rocky Votolato and Matt Pond PA play The Conservatory tonight

By Stephen Carradini March 2nd, 2011
Acoustic singer/songwriter Rocky Votolato, whom we covered last time he was in town and in 2007, is playing The Conservatory tonight. He’s bringing acoustic-based band Matt Pond PA, which is still one of the most awkward names for a band ever. The “PA” probably stands for Pennsylvania, as the band is from PA; Matt Pond is their songwriter.

Because both of these acts are awesome, here are two music videos to convince you to go. (I’ve been on a music videos kick lately, it seems.)

While you’re here, grab these MP3s:

“Barracudas” — The Devil Whale. It’s The Hold Steady’s enthusiastic, blue-collar rock ’n’ roll plus some soul and a dude who can actually sing. Rad.
“Change of Season” — Sweet Thing. Urgent melodies, brilliant background vocals and an easy swagger add up to an excellent pop song.
“Paint Your Lips” — Wake Up Lucid. I checked my watch when I was listening to this rock song, and it said 1973.

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