Oliver Ignatius-Violence by a Man Against a Woman

I’ve known Oliver Ignatius for a long time now. First heard as a teen in The Hysterics, currently as an artist/producer behind some of my favorite works of the last decade. He’s always been someone I can count on to create interesting soundscapes and engaging stories. I am amazed by his ability to craft songs, especially under his present situation as the target of death … Continue reading Oliver Ignatius-Violence by a Man Against a Woman

Tigers Jaw at Riviera Theatre 9/26/22

I already posted about The Gaslight Anthem show that I saw Monday night, but I didn’t want to forget about the opening set that got the night started. Tigers Jaw was there to support the newly reunited boys from Jersey, and also to play some of their new songs from their latest album I Won’t Care How You Remember Me, which came out last year. … Continue reading Tigers Jaw at Riviera Theatre 9/26/22

The Gaslight Anthem at Riviera Theatre 9/26/22

Last week I was on here talking about the band Voxtrot reuniting after a decade-long break to play a handful of shows in the biggest markets. Last night I saw another band that got back together after a long break, but The Gaslight Anthem is doing it a little bigger. They’ve got a full tour and they’re already talking about making another album, eight years … Continue reading The Gaslight Anthem at Riviera Theatre 9/26/22

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Voxtrot: Reuniting For The Real Ones

It’s hard to believe ten years passed between the last Voxtrot show and the announcement that they were getting back together. Maybe because I didn’t really know the band until the very end of their run, when they released “Berlin, Without Return” that got some play on the college station where I lived. It’s got that “Playground Love” style intro that instantly pulled me in … Continue reading Voxtrot: Reuniting For The Real Ones

Looney Gloomers-Muscles

A little bit of Bowie, a little bit of Krautrock, and a whole lot of 80’s synth records make the foundation for Looney Gloomers latest single, “Muscles.” The fresh four-piece spent a scant 20 days writing and recording their new album providing a feel of spontaneity and urgency to the tracks. They’ve said the want to make music that feels like a book. Specifically Steinbeck’s … Continue reading Looney Gloomers-Muscles