Playing to ‘A New Standard’: Exclusive Interview With Jazz Pianist Thompson T. Egbo-Egbo

Among family, friends, and his many acquaintances, Thompson T. Egbo-Egbo is known for his infectiously positive spirit, his playful hijinks, and a smile that absolutely lights up a room.

Zola Jesus Frees Herself from Constraints on ‘Okovi’

Even if you’ve never heard the name “Zola Jesus” you’ve definitely heard the music of Nika Roza Danilova. It’s been used on several high-profile TV shows including Skins, Grey’s Anatomy, … Continue reading Zola Jesus Frees Herself from Constraints on ‘Okovi’

Cheap Trick’s ‘We’re All Allright’ Proves They Are Exactly That

Cheap Trick’s new album We’re All Allright is outstanding, veering from heavy to hooky to raunchy to sublime and many points in between.

Dion Lunadon’s Solo Album Will Blow Out Your Earholes

Best known as the bassist and guitarist of A Place To Bury Strangers for the last few years, Dion Lunadon was recently struck with a “neurotic impulse” to record a … Continue reading Dion Lunadon’s Solo Album Will Blow Out Your Earholes

Back To The Future: Bruce Springsteen’s High Hopes Reviewed

If you had the opportunity to catch Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on their triumphant Wrecking Ball Tour in 2012/2013, you’ll recall that one of the show’s highlights … Continue reading Back To The Future: Bruce Springsteen’s High Hopes Reviewed

Guest DJ Jae’s Stash of Wax – Long Weekend Listening

I’ve been hunting down records for years now and am stunned at the endless supply of amazing and sometimes forgotten music that’s still out there.  You need to hear this … Continue reading Guest DJ Jae’s Stash of Wax – Long Weekend Listening

Summer Listening With Fitz and the Tantrums’ More Than Just A Dream

Last year, my album of the summer belong to The Beach Boys’ and their reunion album, That’s Why God Made The Radio. It was this great mix of upbeat surfin’ … Continue reading Summer Listening With Fitz and the Tantrums’ More Than Just A Dream

Nothing Terrible About The Flaming Lips’ The Terror

My first introduction to The Flaming Lips, like a lot of folks, was their critically acclaimed 1999 album The Soft Parade. Problem was, while everybody else loved it, I didn’t. … Continue reading Nothing Terrible About The Flaming Lips’ The Terror

Drop The Needle On Jimi Hendrix’s People, Hell & Angels

9 out of 10 dentists and rock fans agree, the greatest, most influential guitarist of all time was the one and only Jimi Hendrix. And who are we to argue. … Continue reading Drop The Needle On Jimi Hendrix’s People, Hell & Angels

Justin Timberlake Crafts Progressive Pop With The 20/20 Experience

Who would have thought a skinny white kid would become the Marvin Gaye of the 2010’s? As strange as it may seem, that’s exactly who Justin Timberlake embodies with his … Continue reading Justin Timberlake Crafts Progressive Pop With The 20/20 Experience

Drop The Needle: My Bloody Valentine – mbv

For Christmas/Hanukah this year, my Dad and Stepmom were kind enough to get me a record player. Yes, a record player. Believe it or not, vinyl has been making a … Continue reading Drop The Needle: My Bloody Valentine – mbv

Pink and Richie Sambora? In The Same Article?

There have been a ton of solid new releases over the past few weeks.  Green Day, Grizzly Bear, Band Of Horses, The Killers and Mumford & Sons all have new … Continue reading Pink and Richie Sambora? In The Same Article?