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Cat Power – Sun Music cover

Cat Power – Sun

My first introduction to Cat Power was as a high school senior, clothe in graphic tees and anxious to desert the Midwest. I was still trying to get over New Found Glory, listening to downloaded singles on a first generation iPod, and desperately longed to put an edge on my musical tastes. I had dabbled Read More
The Avett Brothers – I and Love and You Music cover

The Avett Brothers – I and Love and You

The Avett Brothers are generally viewed as a trio including the actual brothers Seth and Scott Avett who are the lead vocals, banjoist, and guitarist of the group with stand-up bassist Bob Crawford. However, these three gentlemen do not limit themselves to strictly strings and vocals. Each has the talent to play percussions, drums, organ, Read More
MGMT – MGMT Music cover


I have strong opinions about the state of music today. Some people would object to them, I even object to them most of the time. But the fact is that for those honest to the art of creating music, it exists to bring joy, energy, sadness, or any emotional response. However, that only happens when Read More
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist Music cover

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist

Sometimes being able to eat your own words in a nice feeling. It a recent feature piece about the merger between Universal Music Group and EMI, I noted that the iTunes Top Ten chart is almost exclusive to artists signed onto one of the three major record labels. Well, it looks like a west coast Read More
Coronado – Self-titled Music cover

Coronado – Self-titled

I am increasingly skeptical of up-and-coming bands professing their command of that classic bluesy rock ‘n’ roll sound. I have sat through too many cover band bar performance ending in “Free Bird” to know that there are far to many young men who think they have what it takes to be the next Stevie Ray Read More
the xx – Coexist Music cover

the xx – Coexist

Being a musician is tough work. The hours might trounce the average nine to five, but not having a steady paycheck and life on the road can really ware on a person. Then there is the whole musical, artistic aspect of the trade. Not only do you have to create something that you are proud Read More
Fun. – Some Nights Music cover

Fun. – Some Nights

Indie pop group fun. has done it again in their newly released second album entitled Some Nights. A follow up to their first album Aim and Ignite; Some Nights does not disappoint with it’s catchy ballads and foot tapping melodies. In the "Some Nights Intro", the first track on the album, fun. delivers the Read More
Dum Dum Girls – Only In Dreams Music cover

Dum Dum Girls – Only In Dreams

Only In Dreams drifts the mind to a time where the listener feels like they are relaxing on a beach somewhere without a care in the world (which is convenient for a land-locked soul like me.) Dum Dum Girls are a California based band and their musical quality is very representative of their home state. Read More
The Vaccines – Come of Age Music cover

The Vaccines – Come of Age

A mere 18 months have passed since The Vaccines entered the UK Album Charts with their debut What Did You Expect from The Vaccines?, but the young band is clearly endowed with enough energy to pull off yet another bluntly strenuous record. The singles “No Hope” and “Teenage Icon” have hinted at a slightly less Read More
Caribou – Swim Music cover

Caribou – Swim

Caribou, formally known as Manitoba and currently known as Daphni, has gone through a few name changes (as you can see) and the main composer/musician of it all, Daniel Snaith, is anything less than brilliant musically as well as academically (the man has a PhD in mathematics for goodness sakes!) Snaith’s musical quality is eerily Read More