A 2016 Barrel-Aged Barleywine Was My Favorite Beer Of 2018

A 2016 Barrel-Aged Barleywine Was My Favorite Beer Of 2018
One of best beers I had this year was from my cellar. It was a vintage barrel-aged barleywine, and it was my favorite beer of 2018. The year was 2016, and a friend of mine bought me a bomber of beer as a belated birthday present. A barrel-aged English-Style Barleywine ale called “Commander” from Lift Bridge. Lift Bridge is... Read more »

Butch Walker Covers Post Malone's "Better Now"

Butch Walker Covers Post Malone's "Better Now"
The thing I love most about Butch Walker is that he doesn’t take himself too seriously. He never has. His concerts are non-stop, high-energy fun. This is why his fans love him. He’s an amazing musician, who can’t be held down by constraints, covering everything from classic rock to teenage pop. So, it was no... Read more »

Credit Grapetooth With Keeping "Trouble" Away

(Trouble) Trouble comin’ down, (Trouble) Trouble comin’ down Hard times are, well, hard. Luckily, there’s good music to get us through. These last two weeks have sucked my left nut, and when I’m feeling down, I put on “Trouble,” by Grapetooth. It’s been my go to, and you can catch me bustin’ a move like Young MC... Read more »
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Begyle Brewing Release Barrel-Aged Stout "Snooze Button"

Begyle Brewing Release Barrel-Aged Stout "Snooze Button"
Begyle Brewing is my neighborhood brewery. They specialize in brewing beers that almost anyone can drink, and they’ve done very well creating their own headspace in this sphere. But, over the last few years, they’ve stepped up their barrel game, throwing their hat into the proverbial ring of barrel-aged beers. First, they took their Imperial Pajamas, an American... Read more »

"It’s Called: Free Fall” By Rainbow Kitten Surprise

"It’s Called: Free Fall” By Rainbow Kitten Surprise
Rainbow Kitten Surprise came up on several Spotify generated playlists, that’s how I first heard of them. Initially, I liked their sound, but felt it could be a bit too similar to Kings of Leon at times. First I heard “Good Night Chicago,” picturing the Vic in my head, the song stuck with me. Then... Read more »

I Got A Headphone Stuck In My Ear Canal

I Got A Headphone Stuck In My Ear Canal
Ouch. I’m scared. I got the soft silicon portion of an earbud stuck inside of my left ear canal. It didn’t really hurt but I could feel it inside of my ear, and that scared the shit out of me. It basically disappeared inside my ear, and it gave me the creeps. A weird sensation that felt like, “I-can’t-go-to-bed-with-this-shit-in-my-ear” type... Read more »
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Where Is The New Bear Hands Record?

Where Is The New Bear Hands Record?
“Spirit guide, backseat driver, ’bout time that you took the wheel.” Where is the new Bear Hands record? I just came across this cool campfire version of their latest single “Spirit Guide” and it made me wonder, “Where the f-ck is the new LP? “Don’t cry ’bout what you cannot change, Don’t worry baby, I’ll keep you... Read more »

Morrissey, Generationals, Cover The Pretenders

Morrissey, Generationals, Cover The Pretenders
In the last couple of weeks, two unique artists have released tasteful covers of The Pretenders. Morrissey can be heard crooning over “Back On The Chain Gang,” where he plays a mean guitar, albeit pretend. IMO this was one of Chrissy Hynde’s greatest achievements, and Steven Patrick Morrissey does it justice. “I found a picture... Read more »

Rolling Blackouts Write Catchy Pop On "Hope Dawns"

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“Lay back, sink in, You’re not talking straight/I’m right, this is sin, You’re not talking straight/Come around, give in, You’re not talking straight.” If you’re like me, these lyrics from “Talking Straight,” by the Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, have been rolling around your head for the last 6 months. Now it’s “How Long.” A super... Read more »
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Autistic Boy Steals The Show From Josh Rouse @ City Winery- 10/17/18

Autistic Boy Steals The Show From Josh Rouse @ City Winery- 10/17/18
If you know me, you know I am not a huge fan of the City Winery. I will only go if there is someone I really want to see, or on a special occasion. Josh Rouse and Grant Lee Phillips played on my birthday (10/17/18) and my wife surprised me with tickets. She also invited... Read more »