Noel Gallagher Goes Solo, Hedley Grows Up and Etta James Bows Out in this week’s RDIO Cure With Perry Schwartz

Talk to anybody who’s been part of the music business in recent years and they’ll tell you artist development is a difficult thing.  Major record labels find new acts, rush … Continue reading Noel Gallagher Goes Solo, Hedley Grows Up and Etta James Bows Out in this week’s RDIO Cure With Perry Schwartz

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The Beach Boys & U2 Deliver Timeless Classics With 45 Years Of History Between Them In This Week’s RDIO Cure With Perry Schwartz

Last week I said I wouldn’t be reviewing any compilations or greatest hits releases as part of the RDIO column, but after listening to U2’s incredible reissue celebrating the 20th … Continue reading The Beach Boys & U2 Deliver Timeless Classics With 45 Years Of History Between Them In This Week’s RDIO Cure With Perry Schwartz

Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – Kelly Clarkson Gets Stronger and Brian Wilson Gets Disney

Not a particularly stellar week of new material to cover.  At this time of year many of the new releases are compilations, greatest hits packages and holiday records.  Nothing wrong … Continue reading Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – Kelly Clarkson Gets Stronger and Brian Wilson Gets Disney

Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – Stump Puts His Stamp On R&B While Joe Jonas Misses The Mark

There’s a lot of doom and gloom in the world today. So sometimes, music just needs to be fun.  Forget about the deep lyrics and challenging melodies and just go … Continue reading Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – Stump Puts His Stamp On R&B While Joe Jonas Misses The Mark

Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – Idol vs. Idol vs. Icon

Idol vs. Idol… A few weeks back I made mention of the first single from American Idol season 10 winner Scotty McCreery and how I found it less than impressive. … Continue reading Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – Idol vs. Idol vs. Icon

Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – How do you take your metal? Mastodon, Dream Theater and Chickenfoot keep fists pumping with three distinct styles of metal

This week’s new releases weren’t all that exciting to me so I decided instead to take a listen to some recent releases on the harder side of things.  While metal’s … Continue reading Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – How do you take your metal? Mastodon, Dream Theater and Chickenfoot keep fists pumping with three distinct styles of metal

Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – Roots Rock Four Ways – Ryan Adams, Jim Cuddy, Dawes and The Bangles…That’s Right Those Bangles

Alt-Country, Roots Rock, Americana, Folk Rock or Country Rock – whatever you call it, I’m a fan.  There’s just something about the combination of great song writing, soaring harmonies and … Continue reading Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – Roots Rock Four Ways – Ryan Adams, Jim Cuddy, Dawes and The Bangles…That’s Right Those Bangles

Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – Special Feature on Wilco’s The Whole Love

Halfway through Wilco’s eighth studio album, Jeff Tweedy proclaims, “I would love to be the one to open up your mind.”  The lyric is found at the heart of “Open … Continue reading Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – Special Feature on Wilco’s The Whole Love

Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – What do Mick Jagger, Nick Lowe and The Jayhawks have in common? New Releases For One Thing!

This week I found myself listening to new music by veteran artists.  It’s hard not to measure an artist against his/her/their prior works, especially when it comes to pop music.  … Continue reading Perry Schwartz’s RDIO Cure – What do Mick Jagger, Nick Lowe and The Jayhawks have in common? New Releases For One Thing!

Biff Bam Poll: Will You See The Thing?

A rated-R trailer for the upcoming reboot/prequel to John Carpenter’s 1982 horror classic The Thing was released today. The buzz hasn’t been entirely negative for the film, which stars Joe … Continue reading Biff Bam Poll: Will You See The Thing?

RDIO Cure – Perry Schwartz’s Picks and Pans From Our Favourite Music Sharing Service For September 13th

One of the nice features on music sharing services like RDIO is the ability to follow people and see what they’re listening to.  You can follow some big time influencers … Continue reading RDIO Cure – Perry Schwartz’s Picks and Pans From Our Favourite Music Sharing Service For September 13th

RDIO Cure – Perry Schwartz’s Picks and Pans From Our Favourite Music Sharing Service for September 6th

Lots of great music to listen to this past week with new releases covering the gamut of music genres.  There were new releases from rapper Lil Wayne, dance hall DJ … Continue reading RDIO Cure – Perry Schwartz’s Picks and Pans From Our Favourite Music Sharing Service for September 6th