Posts tagged "rock"

Track-by-track instant review of Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Mosquito

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The always-exciting Yeah Yeah Yeahs dropped their new album Mosquito today, April 16th. People should be stoked to hear this one. It’s their first album since 2009’s incredible (and different) It’s Blitz and this one is partially produced by Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio) and James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem)(also Nick Launay, who has worked... Read more »

New Music Monday: Beat Mark's debut album

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We haven’t had a New Music Monday in a while, but something truly worthy of a triumphant return may be breezing over the horizon. French band Beat Mark is set to drop their debut album Howls of Joy on February 19, 2013. This lead single “Breeezing!” immediately struck me as an almost surf-rocking jam with... Read more »

Annual Jam Band: The new tracks

Annual Jam Band: The new tracks
I wouldn’t be doing this music blog right if I didn’t share some of my own tunes. OUR tunes. The Annual Jam Band is a collaborative (and now ten-day-long) project that gathers from the far reaches of the country once a year to informally rock out a few parties, then move on to Rockford for... Read more »
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In-Studio With KEXP: How all free music should work

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KEXP radio out of Seattle regularly posts the best new music on the internet. For free. (You just gotta dig through the bin a little.) It comes by way of their live in-studio sessions, usually four songs, performed by just about every near-rock band or person you’ve heard of with a new album (not Bieber,... Read more »

Garbage rises above the '90s resurgence

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So very many staples of the ’90s decided it’d be a good time to make a comeback this year — from Candlebox, Counting Crows, Creed and The Cranberries to Eve 6, The Offspring and Limp Bizkit (if you wanna count them as ’90s (or as anything)). Alice in Chains is even rumored to be working... Read more »

Quality jams to jam with your friends

Quality jams to jam with your friends
There’s plenty of actual freestyle jamming going on when The Annual Jam Band gets together. It’s how we were born. It’s what we do best (and love). J., Taller J. and I spend borderline-inappropriate amounts of time neglecting work, exercise and calling our poor, worried mothers to craft unique and jammable chord progressions. And spending any... Read more »
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Blue Line: Catch them near you for rockin' blues

I happened to catch Blue Line’s inaugural show last Friday at the Penny Road Pub (on Penny Road) in Barrington. Gotta say — for a blues/rock band playing all original material, this was no first show. These guys are all rock ‘n’ roll lifers. Actually I’m just guessing that. But frontman Richard Anaston is actually a good... Read more »

Q87.7: Rock. Alternative. New?

Q87.7: Rock. Alternative. New?
If you’ve found Chicago’s latest rock alternative it’s likely because you sneezed while trying to adjust the dial. 87.7 FM … Most older stereos only descend to 87.9. My car doesn’t get it. My tiny digital walkman does (if I hold it really high and there’s no air traffic). I like radio — AM or... Read more »

Gold Motel - "Cold Shoulders"

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Heya, I … :::stretch::: … apologize for not having a bunch of posts up here lately. Been kinda busy trying to not melt into my shoes and saving the garden from slow, brown death. Can’t salt that out of your veggies. I’ve been getting more and more emails from band reps lately — it’s kinda... Read more »
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New Music Monday: Friends, "Mind Control"

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It has been pointed out that Friends — the hot new band (with less Schwimmer pratfalls than its televised counterpart) — could grow to fill the void of progressive and danceable music that was left when James Murphy ended LCD Soundsystem. And you can certainly hear the resemblance in this song. Samantha Urbani and her... Read more »
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