Walcot-It Feels Alright

The weather hasn’t quite turned, and it’s only been a couple days since your mom texted you an “It’s Gonna Be May” meme, but summer really is right around the corner. With all those sunny days and positive vibes coming, we all need to prepare, and that includes adding songs to a new SUMMER 22 playlist. Enter Walcot’s latest single, “It Feels Alright,” which is … Continue reading Walcot-It Feels Alright

Summer Of 85: **** (out of *****)

When Alexis capsizes his friends boat off the coast of Normandy, he is rescued by an older boy who happens to be sailing by and sees him. This random act of kindness triggers a whirlwind relationship that lasts only six weeks, but will stay with Alexis forever. At 16, his eyes are opened up to a new world of pleasures and emotions he had yet … Continue reading Summer Of 85: **** (out of *****)

80/35 Reveals Initial Lineup

I went to the inaugural 80/35 Festival in Des Moines way back in 2008. The headliners were The Roots and The Flaming Lips, and since it was 4th of July weekend, it was capped off with a fireworks show. Since that year I’ve felt like the lineups have all been a step backwards, not coming close to the bands that played the first-one exception being … Continue reading 80/35 Reveals Initial Lineup

Smith Westerns-Soft Will

There are a couple complaints I hear all the time about Smith Westerns. The first is that they’re a one-note band who keep recycling the same song over and over like Marge Simpson’s Chanel dress. The other is that they are quite boring. While I understand the first complaint (though I don’t agree with it), the second one just makes me think people aren’t listening … Continue reading Smith Westerns-Soft Will