Reviews

Posted on Saturday, June 24th, 2006 - 5:22 pm
On a beautiful balmy Thursday evening on the second official day of summer, the solstice just a day prior… the longest day of the year brought to Boca Raton, Florida a scene you don't see every day. Amidst immaculate architecture in pinks and yellow pastels as only Boca can pull off… there is an...
Posted on Friday, June 23rd, 2006 - 5:22 pm
In 1996 Nada Surf was on top of the world.  Their hit single, "Popular" was an anthem for depressed high school students.  The song served as a painstaking guide book to teenage popularity.  They had a major label record contract and were destined for greatness.  Fast-forward 9...
Posted on Thursday, June 1st, 2006 - 9:02 pm
Any successful band has to deal with the downside of knowing when they are past their prime.  Lately, there have been a lot of albums that have turned out to be major disappointments.  This is not one of them. When Green Day released "American Idiot" two years ago, there was a huge sigh...
Posted on Wednesday, May 31st, 2006 - 5:58 pm
Not a person sitting down! Ok let me back up…. Kirk Joseph's Backyard Groove is a band out of New Orleans. Kirk is an original founding member of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and an amazing Sousaphone (aka Tuba) player. A big hulk of a man with a light bulb of a smile and the sweetest demeanor ever…...
Posted on Thursday, May 25th, 2006 - 4:08 pm
Most music fans over the age of 14 and under the age of 35 know who The White Stripes are, if not, they might have heard of Jack White the guitar player. Not as many fans have heard the name of the Raconteurs, but they will. The Raconteurs is the new band featuring Jack White of the WStripes fame...
Posted on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006 - 6:27 pm
On a balmy Friday evening in South Florida, with relatively low (and I say lightly) humidity, I set out on the hour long drive down to North Miami Beach to see one of my absolute favorite bands, Medeski Martin and Wood. What can you say about Medeski Martin and Wood. They are by far the most...
Posted on Friday, May 5th, 2006 - 4:03 pm
Pearl Jam is back, I'm not saying they ever left, but remember when Aerosmith quit drugs and came back with a hugely successful album, that's kind of like this. Pearl Jam has never stopped creating music or touring almost non-stop in the past 15 year. This new album, I think, is the best thing they...
Posted on Thursday, May 4th, 2006 - 9:21 pm
Fifty states = fifty albums.  This is the goal of singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens. With the release of Illinois, Stevens has 48 more to go.  The uniqueness of the project lies in Stevens' craft.  Anyone can write an album about Abraham Lincoln, the Cubs or The Great Chicago Fire....
Posted on Monday, April 10th, 2006 - 10:36 pm
It's Thursday night at the Fox Theatre in Boulder.  I am standing on the railing overlooking the dance pit thronged with lollypop sucking all-agers.  The LA-based self-proclaimed space-porn band Particle is chugging, swirling, looping rhythmically through one of their tunes.  I had...
Posted on Friday, April 7th, 2006 - 8:06 pm
It's always hard to sum up a whole CD in just a few paragraphs. Some artists work their lyrics into their music and some make the music around the words they write. Devendra Banhart's fourth album is a combination of both smooth melodies and pop beats. His style of music he is creating crosses into...