Newsmen-Grand Tracadie b/w Covehead

Between being holed up in the hospital and the Thanksgiving break, I got more than a little behind. That’s why today I’m writing about a single that was released on November 12th by Toronto-based band Newsmen. A lot of times I’ll just let something like this slip by and just tweet something about it with a link, but I wanted to do a real post … Continue reading Newsmen-Grand Tracadie b/w Covehead

Stones In Exile

Exile On Main Street is one of the greatest records ever released. When it came out in 1972, Rolling Stones were the biggest band in the world, hands down. To release a massive, ambitious double album was a gamble for them. Stones In Exile is a documentary about the making of the album, but it’s also about a band finding themselves painted into a corner … Continue reading Stones In Exile

5th Annual CIMM Fest, April 18th-21st

Next Thursday the fifth annual Chicago International Movies and Music Festival will kick off what is sure to be another great film and music experience here in the windy city. Last year’s winner of the festival’s award for best short documentary is back to screen a series of short films about his father, acclaimed musician Van Dyke Parks. I was lucky enough to see Parks … Continue reading 5th Annual CIMM Fest, April 18th-21st

Top 10 Disappointments of 2012

In 2012 I was not impressed with these ten things. 10. Beach House: I’m going to blame myself on this one. It took me a long time to get into Beach House’s last album, Teen Dream. A really long time. So when Bloom hit my ears and it sounded like rejected B-sides from their last recording, I was crushed. A lot of my friends like … Continue reading Top 10 Disappointments of 2012