March To The Drums EP by Golden Bloom

When I think of pop music, there are few names that come to mind as people who got it right. Guys like McCartney, Cat Stevens, Elton John (with much of the credit going to Bernie Taupin). They understand the basics of writing a pop song and making it great. What Shawn Fogel has delivered, under the moniker Golden Bloom, is a reminder that pop music … Continue reading March To The Drums EP by Golden Bloom

Neutral Uke Hotel @ Schubas 4-23-11

Back in August of last year, I covered a show the likes of which I had never seen before. It was my first real show after moving to Chicago, and my first gig writing for a music blog (Chicago Tunes). The headliner was Remaindermen, who I had kicked off a relationship with the week prior. The rest of the lineup I was completely unaware of. … Continue reading Neutral Uke Hotel @ Schubas 4-23-11

An Interview With Shawn Fogel and Michael J Epstein of Neutral Uke Hotel

I’m doing this in pieces because I’m on my way to a funeral in my hometown. So last night I posted a MJEML video, and today I’m doing the interview I conducted with Shawn and Michael last night. Hopefully tomorrow when I get home, I can put up my review and have some pictures and all that. But for now, here is my interview. It’s … Continue reading An Interview With Shawn Fogel and Michael J Epstein of Neutral Uke Hotel