Artists Of The Week: Discover, Support, Share
Feb24

Artists Of The Week: Discover, Support, Share

I think TFN has a solid three artists for your collection today. A fantastic Detroit-based girl group on Burger Records, post-punk out of California recorded by Steve Albini and Ty Segall and after a four year absence we see the return of a Brooklyn band that for sure is testing some new territory. Please Discover, Support, Share to spread the word – it is the best way! Shadow ShowDetroit, Michigan Detroit-based girl group...

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Greg Dulli: Random Desire [Album Review]
Feb21

Greg Dulli: Random Desire [Album Review]

Greg Dulli Random DesireRoyal Cream/BMG [2020] Greg Dulli may just now be getting around to making a solo studio album, but both as the lead singer for alt/rock heroes Afghan Whigs, and as the creative center of The Twilight Singers he’s cut a wide musical swath across a variety of music genres in his 30-plus year career. Consistently a hard rocking unit, Whigs’ classic albums like Gentlemen (’93), Black Love (’96), and 1965 (’98)...

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Guided By Voices: Surrender Your Poppy Field [Album Review]
Feb20

Guided By Voices: Surrender Your Poppy Field [Album Review]

Guided By Voices Surrender Your Poppy Field GBV Inc. [2020] The 2020 release calendar finally feels official with a new album from Guided By Voices. After releasing three records in 2019, GBV is back officially with their newest album of indie rockers, Surrender Your Poppy Field. If you are a follower of Bob Pollard then you already know that every record release offers something different. SYPF is no different, as I feel it is one of...

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Phil Madeira: Open Heart [Album Review]
Feb19

Phil Madeira: Open Heart [Album Review]

Phil Madeira Open HeartMercyland [2020] At this late date, Phil Madeira must still feel that he has something to prove. Besides his “day job” as part of Emmylou Harris’ backing band, The Red Dirt Boys,” he’s recorded three solo albums in the last two years, after producing an all-star tribute to the songs of the late Mark Heard in 2017, Treasure of the Broken Land, which featured performances by Over the Rhine, Birds of Chicago, Buddy...

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Beach Bunny: Honeymoon [Album Review]
Feb18

Beach Bunny: Honeymoon [Album Review]

Beach BunnyHoneymoonMom + Pop Music [2020] Chicago’s Beach Bunny started out as an acoustic solo project from Lili Trifilio back in 2015 but has transformed into one of the more exciting indie rock bands today with their debut LP Honeymoon. The band has grown a consistent buzz ever since their 2018 Prom Queen EP and now nothing on the catchy Honeymoon should slow their roll. Their indie pop rock led by singer Trifilio falls...

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Ethan Gruska: En Garde [Album Review]
Feb18

Ethan Gruska: En Garde [Album Review]

Ethan GruskaEn GardeWarner Records [2020] On this sophomore effort by Ethan Gruska, his producer chops are on display as much as his melodic sensibilities as a singer/songwriter. And apparently, he’s inherited his musical skill sets and interests quite naturally. The son of Jay Gruska, a singer/songwriter and composer best known for composing music for TV shows like “Supernatural,” “Charmed,” and “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures...

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