Radio Moscow-250 Miles/Brain Cycles

A long time ago, and I’m talking almost a decade here, I saw Radio Moscow at The Maintenance Shop in Ames, Iowa opening for (I think) The Besnard Lakes. Even at a very young age, I found Parker Griggs guitar work very impressive. It was a big show for the Story City natives, and apparently another step in what has become a nice long career. … Continue reading Radio Moscow-250 Miles/Brain Cycles

The Besnard Lakes-The Plain Moon (Video)

   I saw The Besnard Lakes live at Maintenance Shop in Ames, Iowa way back in 2007. I was a big fan of their record Are The Dark Horse, which was a surprise because it didn’t sound like anything else I was listening to at the time. I was a little disappointed by their set, which was highlighted by an impromptu blues jam when a … Continue reading The Besnard Lakes-The Plain Moon (Video)

Bedroom Sons-Take Your Time EP

It’s hard to believe it’s only been four months since I reviewed the debut release from Bedroom Sons, Father. Now the solo effort from Chris Dertz returns with a wildly different follow up called Take Your Time. The collection only contains four songs, but they’re a good length, so it doesn’t feel like you get shorted at all with the EP. It’s almost too much, … Continue reading Bedroom Sons-Take Your Time EP