Posted on August 17, 2009 by kingwart
Welp, another couple weeks, another blog. This week, we have a fun, international lineup of cool bands, top names, and indie wunderkinds. Take this opportunity to take in these musical mavens as they show you how to make music right! Oh yeah!
Sarah Blasko – As Day Follows Night – ***1/2 – Continue reading
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Posted on November 11, 2008 by Samuel Smith
And now, a few eMusic Recommendifications for your consideration.
We’ll start with Jigsaw Days from The Well Wishers. This new release from Jeff Shelton (ex-Spinning Jennies) is among the top Power Pop releases of the year to date, and in addition to recalling artists like The Posies, Teenage Fanclub, Sloan, Supergrass and XTC, also has moments where it leans a bit heavier into the “Power” than the “Pop.” Like most bands working this genre, Shelton isn’t really looking to do anything new. But he’s doing a very good job cranking out earnest, tuneful guitar pop. Very cool, very recommended. Continue reading
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Posted on August 15, 2008 by kingwart
Oh my gosh! I’m so sorry! I promised this would be weekly! What am I doing!! Listen, folks, I’ve been awfully busy, and I apologize for not giving you your music tidbit fix. I will explain that last Tuesday I was busy, because I was at a She & Him concert! Which was awesome. They showed so much energy and love to the crowd that I might even consider that concert to be one of the best! If you haven’t heard the band yet, do it…it’s a collaboration between Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, and brings all sorts of influences into a great album. But here you go with this weeks picks!
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Posted on July 1, 2008 by Samuel Smith
I’ve been a very big Don Dixon fan since the late ’70s, so when his new CD, The Nu-Look, dropped I was bouncing around the living room like Snoopy doing a happy dance. Sadly, a lot of people don’t know Don’s music – although many know his work as the producer of Murmur and Reckoning by REM and multiple records from The Smithereens and Guadalcanal Diary (as well as stuff from Chris Stamey, Beat Rodeo, Kim Carnes, The Connells, Marshall Crenshaw, Hootie & the Blowfish, Tommy Keene, Let’s Active, James McMurtry, The Pinetops, The Reivers, Matthew Sweet and X-Teens). Continue reading
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