Top 90 Movies Of The 90’s

I’ve been pretty deep in the weeds musically the past few weeks. Saw some great films recently, though. Today I was thinking about my Top 90 of the 90’s Spotify playlist and wondering why I never put anything together for movies. So, here it is. My definitive ranking of the top 90 movies of the 90’s. Please do not ask me why The Sandlot is … Continue reading Top 90 Movies Of The 90’s

John Simon On Big Pink: Music From Big Pink Turns 50

Last month the legendary Music From Big Pink turned 50 years old. In the hullabaloo surrounding the landmark anniversary, Robbie Robertson was interviewed many times. As one of two surviving members of The Band, it makes sense that people would want to hear about it straight from the source. However, there’s another voice that could shed some light on the birth of Americana music, producer … Continue reading John Simon On Big Pink: Music From Big Pink Turns 50

Interview With Romeo Stodart of The Magic Numbers

A few weeks ago I got the opportunity to hear the new album by The Magic Numbers ahead of its release. I wrote down some questions for the band hoping to run it congruent to the album review. Unfortunately I didn’t get them back until yesterday (who knew putting out an album and prepping for a tour would keep a band so busy??). Many thanks … Continue reading Interview With Romeo Stodart of The Magic Numbers

Molehill-Tin God (Video)

It’s been almost a full year since the last time Molehill was mentioned on this site. That seems crazy, because for a while there they were dominating the bandwidth here. It was just two years ago that I asked them to play the 5th anniversary show for Music.Defined., and they blew the roof off of Beat Kitchen in doing so. Last week they hit UpState … Continue reading Molehill-Tin God (Video)

CIFIKA at Virgin Hotel Chicago 3/23/18

Friday night I had the opportunity to see Seoul-based electronic producer-singer CIFIKA perform at Virgin Hotel in Chicago. She’s in the middle of a United States tour that is the longest ever stretch for a Korean musician. Two weeks ago she released her second EP, Prism, and performed at South By Southwest to rave reviews last week. I found her to be very warm and … Continue reading CIFIKA at Virgin Hotel Chicago 3/23/18