New Big Bird Documentary Sheds Light On The Man Behind The Feathers

New Big Bird Documentary Sheds Light On The Man Behind The Feathers
My daughter has gone through phases of liking each Sesame Street character independently. We first realized her love for the high-pitched, red colored puppet, when she asked, “Put on Elmo papa?” She, of course, was referring to the Elmo picture on her diaper as she was being changed. That was the way it started, and... Read more »

Hey Rosetta! Brings Stadium Sound To Schubas Backroom 4-23-15

Hey Rosetta! Brings Stadium Sound To Schubas Backroom 4-23-15
Hey Rosetta! brought their stadium sound to the intimate setting of Schuba’s Backroom. As I watched them perform together, I kept thinking: “Why aren’t they bigger than this?” They have taken the best parts of Coldplay and Radiohead, and enhanced them. Hell, they’ve taken the best parts of Genesis, too, and many other influences, which... Read more »

There's A Lemon Chiffon Crueller Donut In My Beer

There's A Lemon Chiffon Crueller Donut In My Beer
If you’re looking for something fun to drink with your friends, look no further than this sweet series of doughnut brews from the geniuses over at Rogue Ales. The Voodoo Doughnut line of beers is not new, I have seen them on shelves for awhile. But after having the amazing, Lemon Chiffon Crueller Ale, I’m... Read more »
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Angsty Music From The Districts On "Peaches"

I have been lady gaga over this song since I first heard it on the CMJ compilation a few months back. The Districts had not previously been on my radar, but once again, the College Music Journal crew hipped me to something I will forever love. What I love most is the angst in the... Read more »

Listening To "Crystal Falls," & The Latest Josh Rouse LP

Josh Rouse returns with another great album, The Embers of Time. But the song you have to hear right now is “Crystal Falls.” I love the keys, the upbeat drums, and that groovy harmonica that drags you in. Another solid outing from Rouse bears influence from Bob Dylan on “Jr Worried Blues,” and some definitive... Read more »

Gene's "Olympian" Gets A Colorful Vinyl Release For Its 20th Anniversary

Gene's "Olympian" Gets A Colorful Vinyl Release For Its 20th Anniversary
Vinyl is here to stay. Sales for the format reached a 20 year high in 2014. From the amount of new releases, and re-releases, it seems there is no stopping the revolution. Here’s a great example. British rock band Gene have a 20th Anniversary reissue¬†coming out, for their chart Topping debut Olympian. Olympian is being... Read more »
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Returning To Work After Having The Second Child

Returning To Work After Having The Second Child
Today is the big day. My wife is returning to work after having our second child. She got the measly six week maternity leave and returns to a job that offers no rest for the wicked. This is assuming all attorneys are wicked, deceitful people. Regardless, this is a big change for everyone in the... Read more »

State of Shock: The Michael Jackson & Mick Jagger Collaboration

While driving in my car, a song came on the radio that sounded eerily familiar. I was trying to figure out who this rip off artist was, as I thought it was a newer song, when I head Michael Jackson’s voice. Then I heard Mick Jagger’s voice! WHAT? What song is this?¬†Michael Jackson and Mick... Read more »

Midwestern Rockers Houndmouth Showcase Many Musical Styles

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Houndmouth’s single “Sedona” has haunted me for weeks. It’s the slow and steady build of the verse, that gives one the feeling of traveling. I assume we are going to California because of the lyrics. Nope, “Little Hollywood” is actually in Sedona, Arizona. The meandering of the finger-picking and the thumping bass line, drive this... Read more »
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The Craziest Star Wars Collection Ever?

The Craziest Star Wars Collection Ever?
As a kid, we played with Star Wars action figures. We set them up and knocked them down. We buried them, and lost them, in the back yard. I don’t have my figures anymore, they were lost in the shuffle of life. But, when I did have them, I never set up my “guys,” as... Read more »