Monday 28 Jul
CD reviews

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

Admirals - Amidst the Blue

Sometimes it helps to not be very good.

Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.

07/09/2014 | Comments 0

5 WTF Facts About The Moody Blues

Leather pants? See-saws? Amusement park rides?

By Rod Lott April 29th, 2011

Appearing Tuesday at Tulsa’s Brady Theatre, symphonic rockers The Moody Blues are one of the biggest modern acts to emerge from England. But did you know this about “The Magnificent Moodies”?

1. Despite their name, The Moody Blues are Caucasian and even-tempered.

2. Originally, they performed as The Krew Cats.

3. Their biggest hit, “Nights in White Satin,” has charted four separate times within its 40-plus years of existence. The album version is nearly eight minutes long, and was adapted into a 3-D ride at the former Hard Rock Park in Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Furthermore, the song creeps me out.)

4. The 1968 single “Ride My See-Saw” is presumed to be a Pedobear fave, based on title alone.

5. Bassist John Lodge is known for wearing black leather pants in concert. Just sayin’. —Rod Lott

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