Bigjoy-Stay Away True Woman

Bigjoy‘s final show with their current lineup is going to be this Thursday, August 6th, at The Hideout. Bass player Sean Christopherson is moving on to pursue other things, so this should be one not to miss. And they’ll be playing tunes off their most recent LP-Stay Away True Woman, the better of the bands two releases so far. The record is a garage rocker … Continue reading Bigjoy-Stay Away True Woman

Michael Rault-Living Daylight

   I don’t remember the last time a first listen gave me such drastic mood swings. Michael Rault‘s new record had me totally digging it one minute and actively hating it another. I haven’t been able to pin down exactly what it is that’s causing this. I can say that multiple listens help. Some songs are really catchy, while others have little to no appeal … Continue reading Michael Rault-Living Daylight

One-Sentence Reviews: 6/30/2015

Kacey Musgraves-Pageant Material: Miss Congeniality 3 Red Solo Heels Muse-Drones: Matt Bellamy’s songwriting will never improve Jeff Bridges-Sleeping Tapes: I wish all my dreams sounded this good Thundercat-The Beyond/Where The Giants Roam:┬áIn heaven, Thundercat is on bass. Third Eye Blind-Dopamine: Stephan Jenkins finally “Graduate”s-into middle age Florence And The Machine-How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful: How Boring, How Uninspired, How Void Of Life Jamie xx-In … Continue reading One-Sentence Reviews: 6/30/2015

The Vaccines-English Graffiti

For the second time in a week I’m sitting here listening to music by artists I genuinely like and wondering if maybe I’m just stupid. A few days ago it was Brandon Flowers sophomore solo effort that was defying my belief in his talents, and now the third full-length from The Vaccines is giving me equal doubts. They are trying something different from the brilliant … Continue reading The Vaccines-English Graffiti