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  • Lloyd Cole
    Lloyd Cole: The craftsman
    Lloyd Cole is gold. This has nothing to do with his latest album, Standards (though that may be the case soon if we’re judging the quality of the 11 tracks), but with his standing in the friendly skies, where the veteran singer-songwriter...
  • The Foo Fighters at the Sonic Highways premiere
    Foo Fighters to play Black Cat
    In an email sent out to subscribers, the Black Cat announced that the Foo Fighters will be playing a special show at the venue, this Friday. Along with the performance, there will be a screening ofSonic Highways, a documentary series directed by...
  • EndAnd - Fun Times With Shitty People
    Review: Fun Times With Sh*tty People EP by EndAnd
    Their sound and style can be described asdisruptive, noisy, and rebellious to say the least. Since 2011, this Brooklyn-based punk rock trio - Daniel Fern (Guitars), Vox Dan Fogarty (Bass), Vox (vocals) and Mike Morales (Drums/Percussion) who make...
  • War Poets take the temperature of Hot and Cold Relationships
    War Poets take the temperature of Hot and Cold Relationships
    War Poets are a Minneapolis, MN rock band led by Rex Haberman, who sings and plays guitar on this five-song EP from the act. He’s helped by Jenny Case, who plays bass and sings lead on “Bits and Pieces.”The songs on this project...
  • 'Throw Me In the River' by The Smith Street Band
    'Throw Me in the River' by The Smith Street Band
    Melbourne's The Smith Street Band, an Aussie punk quartet whose name is becoming increasingly well known in the scene both at home and abroad, have a brand new eleven-song LP scheduled for an October 28, 2014 release through Side One Dummy....
  • Terry Bozio plays the Music of the Drums
    Terry Bozio plays the Music of the Drums
    One of the last things Terry Bozio says during our phone interview from Chicago is the most central theme that comes through in his conversation about his chosen field: Making Music On The Drums.“The true ideal of every artist is to look...
  • The Glass Child get emotional with 'I Must Be Gone And Live, Or Stay And Die'
    The Glass Child get emotional with 'I Must Be Gone And Live, Or Stay And Die'
    It’s telling that The Glass Child’s album, I Must Be Gone and Live, or Stay and Die, includes a version of Kate Bush’s “Running up That Hill.” Led by Charlotte Eriksson, this dramatic album features many similarly...
  • Image Society
    Image Society: Brooklyn quartet keeps it real
    Being a band in today’s music world isn’t like it used to be. No one knows that better than Brooklyn’s Image Society, and to capture that reality in a single vignette, look no further than the day of August 5th, when their debut...
  • Jonathan Sprout spotlights the good people with 'American Heroes #4'
    Jonathan Sprout spotlights the good people with 'American Heroes #4'
    Jonathan Sprout sings about many American heroes – on and album appropriately titled American Heroes #4 – with a collection of finely written and skillfully sung songs.Sprout is no newbie to making children’s music. He’s...
  • Jay Soul begs and pleads with 'Stay With Me'
    Jay Soul begs and pleads with 'Stay With Me'
    As a singer, Jay Soul many times sounds like Roland Gift, if anybody still remembers the Fine Young Cannibals. He’s much more of a traditional soul singer, stylistically. While Fine Young Cannibals touched upon soul music, and were greatly...
  • Barbara Lusch brings out the lush life of rock and roll with 'Rock Me Sweet'
    Barbara Lusch brings out the lush life of rock and roll with 'Rock Me Sweet'
    Both Paul Anka and Pat Boone have taken liberties with hard rock music by putting these electric guitar-centric songs, and transforming them into swinging, big band recordings. Both men are also crooners, for lack of a better term, even though...
  • Kicklighter takes the subtle approach with 'The Fascinating Thinking Machine'
    Kicklighter takes the subtle approach with 'The Fascinating Thinking Machine'
    Everett Young, Kicklighter’s founder, had the idea of creating an album that sounds like it’s an undiscovered gem from the 80s. And while one can hear some of that era’s elements running through this project, it doesn’t...
  • Cody Nicholls
    Friday freebie: new music from a new artist. Meet Cody Nicholls.
    Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Cody Nicholls lives in Pasadena, CA and records in his home studio, handling pretty much all instruments, vocals and production himself. On his first DIY effort, 2011's appropriately titled "...
  • 'Jimi: All Is By My Side' is John Ridley's new movie about Hendrix before fame
    'Jimi: All Is By My Side' is John Ridley's new movie about Hendrix before fame
    Examiner Dorri Olds interviewed writer director John Ridley. This conversation was Sun., Sept. 21, 2014.Ridley is best known for his Academy Award win last year for Best Adapted Screenplay for "12 Years a Slave." In this film, "Jimi...
  • Rolling Stones during 14 On Fire Tour show in China - Getty
    Rolling Stones unveil video preview for fall tour of Australia and New Zealand
    Rolling Stones fans jazzed to see the band next month at one of their 14 On Fire Tour stops in Australia or New Zealand can whet their appetite with a newly post promotional video for the tour. The Stones' original trek Down Under was...