Brittany Howard: Jaime [Album Review]
Oct17

Brittany Howard: Jaime [Album Review]

Brittany Howard Jaime ATO Records [2019] Album Review: Brittany Howard is best known for her two albums with the band Alabama Shakes, who’s 2015 release, Sound & Color, picked up four Grammy’s that year including Best Alternative Album, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for “Don’t Wanna Fight.” Now, setting the band aside for this solo release, Howard has made a very personal record that pushes out in new musical...

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Belle And Sebastian: Days Of The Bagnold Summer [Album Review]
Oct11

Belle And Sebastian: Days Of The Bagnold Summer [Album Review]

Belle And Sebastian Days Of The Bagnold Summer Matador Records [2019] Album Review: Although it’s been four year since the last full-length album by the indie-pop/alternative band Belle and Sebastian, from Glasgow, Scotland, this new release might not qualify exactly as its latest release, as Days of the Bagnold Summer is a soundtrack album for the film of the same name. The film, described as a coming-of-age comedy, is the...

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Bon Iver: I,I [Album Review]
Oct10

Bon Iver: I,I [Album Review]

Bon Iver I,I Jagjaguwar [2019] Album Review: While “I,I”, the fourth album from Bon Iver, begins with “Yi” a 30 second smattering of electronic noise, voices, and an unsettling sense of dislocation, which would lead one to expect another album in the more experimental mode of 2016’s 22, A Million, soon something more focused and something a lot closer to traditional songs. Which is not to suggest that Justin Vernon & Co. have...

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The Black Keys w/ Modest Mouse: Let’s Rock Tour 2019 [Concert Review]
Oct08

The Black Keys w/ Modest Mouse: Let’s Rock Tour 2019 [Concert Review]

The Black Keys w/ Modest Mouse; Let’s Rock Tour 2019; Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH – Wednesday, October 2, 2019 There are some bands who put so much distance between their latter day success and their modest early beginnings that its nearly impossible to imagine them learning their musical chops in a garage band from some small town because fame and success force you to see them only as what they’ve become. All you can see is...

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Temples: Hot Motion [Album Review]
Oct07

Temples: Hot Motion [Album Review]

Temples Hot Motion ATO [2019] Fire Note Says: Neo-psychedelic British band, Temples is back with their third album, bringing more of their mix of pop song melodicism with just enough colorful progressive instrumental moves to keep everyone on their toes. Album Review: The advance materials for the Kettering, Northhampshire, England band Temples’ third album release suggests that the band is part of a new-psychedelic revival that puts...

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