The Dandy Warhols: 25th Anniversary Tour [Concert Review]
May16

The Dandy Warhols: 25th Anniversary Tour [Concert Review]

The Dandy Warhols w/ The Cosmonauts; 25th Anniversary Tour; First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN – Sunday, May 12, 2019 Before The Dandy Warhols took the stage at the historic First Avenue nightclub, it was obvious that the band viewed this 25th anniversary as a great excuse for a celebration. The first giveaway were the large balloon “2” and “5” at the back on the stage and again on each side, and the pile of white...

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Pink Mexico: DUMP [Album Review]
May14

Pink Mexico: DUMP [Album Review]

Pink Mexico DUMP Little Dickman/Burger Records [2019] Who: Brooklyn-based grunge/fuzz act Pink Mexico return with their 3rd LP. Sound: DUMP picks up where 2016’s Fool left off. The fuzz and buzz are still there, Pink Mexico has not lost a thing. TFN Final Take: I have been smitten with Pink Mexico since their debut album in 2013. 6 years later, I am still in love. Pink Mexico’s brand of grungy fuzz rock has a life of its own. Many...

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John Paul White: The Hurting Kind [Album Review]
May14

John Paul White: The Hurting Kind [Album Review]

John Paul White The Hurting Kind Single Lock Records [2019] Fire Note Says: The Civil War’s John Paul White makes a solid country musical statement that draws inspiration from a previous era, but remains an authentic, and current artistic statement. Album Review: John Paul White came to national attention as one half of the singer/songwriting duo The Civil Wars, which won two Grammy Awards in 2012 for Best Folk Album and Country...

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The Mountain Goats: In League With Dragons [Album Review]
May13

The Mountain Goats: In League With Dragons [Album Review]

The Mountain Goats In League With Dragons Merge Records [2019] Fire Note Says: Mountain Goats’ 17th album, In League With Dragons, takes on the world of Dungeons & Dragons, and various other wizards in singer/songwriter pop/rock that belies the darker stories. Album Review: After addressing the coming of age issues of Transcendental Youth back in 2012, the violent world of professional wrestling on Beat The Champ in 2015, and the...

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Filthy Friends: Emerald Valley [Album Review]
May10

Filthy Friends: Emerald Valley [Album Review]

Filthy Friends Emerald Valley Kill Rock Stars [2019] Fire Note Says: Sleater-Kinney vocalist Corin Tucker and R.E.M.’s Peter Buck take Filthy Friends out for a fun second round that takes on the President, the environment and other matters of substance. Album Review: Filthy Friends, the alternative rock super-group of sorts, featuring R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck and singer Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney, have returned with a second...

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Vampire Weekend: Father Of The Bride [Album Review]
May09

Vampire Weekend: Father Of The Bride [Album Review]

Vampire Weekend Father Of The Bride Columbia Records [2019] TFN Final Take: Six years between records is a long time for any group and especially in this current music climate when people forget about you as soon as their newest Spotify playlist has ended. Well, Vampire Weekend have done just that with their new release Father Of The Bride. This outing of course follows their excellent 2013 release Modern Vampires Of The City which...

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