Tag: Josh Rouse

Release Radar 5/20/22 - Sun Room vs Flipturn

Release Radar 5/20/22 - Sun Room vs Flipturn
Man, Sun Room’s “I Want You” reminds me of summer. School’s out, we would head to Peterson Park, play baseball, volleyball, or whatever presented itself. Sometimes the girls even showed up, which made things more complicated, because I had no idea how to talk to them. A 10-year-old boy pushed my daughter down last week... Read more »

Release Radar - 4/15/22 - Jack White vs Father John Misty

Release Radar - 4/15/22 - Jack White vs Father John Misty
The fuzzed-out fellow we’ve come to know as Jack White has returned with Fear Of The Dawn, an album that picks up where he left off with funk-rock cuts that could use a little more pop sensibility. What I mean is that I love when Jack rocks out, I really do, but we need some... Read more »

Release Radar - 3/4/22 - Band Of Horses vs Peach Pit

Release Radar - 3/4/22 - Band Of Horses vs Peach Pit
Happy Friday, Spring is in the air! Finally, the new Band Of Horses is upon us and I’m listening now to Things Are Great. “You Are Nice To Me” is my favorite song after one spin through and the rest of the record is holding water. It definitely sounds like a soundtrack for Summer! !!!... Read more »
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Release Radar 12/10/21 - Neon Trees vs John Mellencamp

Release Radar 12/10/21 - Neon Trees vs John Mellencamp
Josh Rouse has released a new cover called “Two Winters Long.” It feels like a winter jam, replete with harmonica and warm fingerpicking. Here’s what our favorite troubadour had to say about it. “Here’s a new single for those cold winter nights in front of the fireplace. A folky version of the 1962 R&B single... Read more »

Release Radar 05/21/21 - Nicki Minaj vs Josh Rouse

Release Radar 05/21/21 - Nicki Minaj vs Josh Rouse
Sometimes we start the day so well, only to be derailed by life’s little pitfalls. How we respond is the difference between a win or a loss. This week we start out our Release Radar with an all-star rap attack from Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, and Drake. It’s actually good, and the Firestarter’s voice is... Read more »

Release Radar 7/3/20: Josh Rouse vs The Charlatans

Release Radar 7/3/20: Josh Rouse vs The Charlatans
A return to normal this week; Normal, Illinois that is, and maybe some more pandemic record shopping? What a surprise to find the Charlatans in my Release Radar. Nearly 20 years old, Between 10th and 11th (Expanded Edition) got a proper expansion, and on double, clear vinyl to boot. Probably the most exciting thing on... 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 »

Josh Rouse Performs New Music In Space 5-17-18

Josh Rouse Performs New Music In Space 5-17-18
Well, sort of. He performed most of his new record in a venue called Space. So, that counts, right? Flanked by his band, with shades drawn, a confident Josh Rouse takes the quaint stage in Evanston, Illinos. The small, candlelit room is filled with applause. A grinning Rouse responds, “How’s everyone doing tonight?” He explains... Read more »

On His Latest Album Josh Rouse Navigates "Love In The Modern Age"

On His Latest Album Josh Rouse Navigates "Love In The Modern Age"
On Josh Rouse‘s latest single “Businessman,” he sings about the trappings of the music industry. Wanting to be with the one he loves while trying to make a living out on the road. “24 hours a day/I want to be with you babe 24 hours a day/But you know that I can’t 24 hours a... Read more »
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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 »