Belle and Sebastian’s Undeniable Charm Two decades in, the Scottish band's indie-pop remains resonant
BROOKLYN, NY — Our memories begin at a microscopic level — at the scale of molecules. We hear a song, and our brain’s auditory cortex transforms the sound waves into…
The Raconteurs Are Back Jack White, Brendan Benson & co. bring raucous shows to intimate venues
NEW YORK, NY — Some of the lucky concertgoers jammed into the postage-stamp-sized venue were hashtagging the show #roconteurs, but we can give them a pass for the misspelling….
Mapping Memories: Death Cab for Cutie’s “Thank You For Today” DCFC and Jenny Lewis at Forest Hills Stadium
QUEENS, NY- A silhouette on Dyes Inlet, lit by moonlight. The corner record store turned into a block of luxury condos. Adrift on the open seas, no lighthouse in sight….
The Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival 2019 Brings Bands, Brews & Good Times to the Jersey Shore Hard-Hitting Rock, Smooth Reggae and Lotsa Beer Is A Recipe For Good Times
ATLANTIC CITY, NJ- The annual Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival 2019 kicked off its fourteenth season, at the Atlantic City Convention Center on March 29 and 30. The festival, which…
A More Perfect Reunion Willie Nelson's Luck Reunion And Music's Unifying Power
SPICEWOOD, TX- The word “reunion” conjures up the juggernaut of extended family gatherings. “Reunification” has a somewhat different valence — the bringing together of East and West Germany, for instance,…
Baptism By Tortilla And Other Thoughts On A First SXSW Read A SXSW Newbies Impressions Of Austin's Preeminent Festival
LOS ANGELES, CA- Third day in Austin, sitting at the bar at El Mercado, crushing breakfast tacos and slamming refills of coffee. It’s close to noon but very hard to…
Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Stardust A Bowie Celebration at Irving Plaza
NEW YORK, NY — On a recent night outside Irving Plaza, lines of concertgoers stretched down the block, past vendors hawking David Bowie memorabilia and fans hunting for extra tickets….
You Me At Six “Takes On the World” Manhattan's Gramercy Theatre Has Surrey's Pop Punk Stalwarts Grace Its Stage
NEW YORK, NY- Josh Franceschi has the sort of voice that can be unleashed in a high-octane howl and harnessed into a gentle rock ballad. It’s a malleability that the…
The Aces are your next best rock band, who just happen to be all girls The small-town Provo, Utah natives have been playing together since middle school and are on the verge of becoming the next big band in pop.
LOS ANGELES, CA — On a rainy and moody Valentine’s Eve in Los Angeles, The Aces brought their catchy songs on young love and heartache to a sold-out Troubadour, and…
Lucha VaVOOM’s Valentine’s Day Spectacular The brilliant and synergistic blend of Mexican masked wrestling (the Lucha) with burlesque and strip tease (the VaVOOM)
LOS ANGELES, CA- There tend to be two schools of thought regarding the celebration of Valentine’s Day. On the one hand, there are those who absolutely love it. Can’t wait….