Reviews

Posted on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 - 1:57 pm
Blending the elements of Blues, Rock, Funk, Jam & Soul, Chicago’s own Nick Moss Band, on this, their 10th album release, bring an electrifying smorgasboard to the table with Time Ain’t Free (Released March 18th 2014 and in stores now). With the addition of Michael Ledbetter (Descedant of Lead...
Posted on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 - 11:44 am
Never has an LP’s title been more apt—Eccodek’s sixth and latest, Singing in Tongues, is foreign to the letter. (And no, I couldn’t tell you what tongues we’re talking here.) But that’s precisely the point—the source material for Singing, originally pressed as a loose improvisation by Jah Youssouf...
Posted on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 - 11:30 am
Those on the Henry & Co. payroll say “breezy melodies and relentless grooves” are par for the course with Onemanphunkband... okay, I’ll allow it. Sure, this funky little EP doesn’t really go all that far, but does it even need to? The Onemanphunkband sound is decidedly stuck a few decades en...
Posted on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 - 10:56 am
The Mother Hips’ve been around long enough and released a helluva ‘nough material that this collection of rarities and demo tapes, Chronicle Man, is gonna be for the band’s ready-converted disciples first and foremost. That being said, I still have my bones to pick with the set, as well as a few...
Posted on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 - 8:54 am
Master magician, Steve Martin performed a neat trick Friday night at Eugene’s Hult Center for the Performing Arts—he twisted a blazing-hot bluegrass band (Steep Canyon Rangers), a “notorious” singer/songwriter (Edie Brickell) and his own show-biz savoir-faire into an entertaining, vaudevillian...
Posted on Sunday, May 11th, 2014 - 3:42 pm
"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." - Thomas Merton The first album from French Style Furs, "Is Exotic Bait," is an existential collaboration. Nathan Willett and Matt Maust of Cold War Kids came together with lifelong friend and We Barbarians drummer Nathan...
Posted on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 - 3:17 pm
There are many faces and aspects of love, and Tennessee singer/songwriter Joseph LeMay hits on many of them on his first full length album, Seventeen Acres. From past or potential love to new love to lasting and exciting love, his songs take you through the emotions of such experiences not only as...
Posted on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 - 2:28 pm
Not only is heavy metal rare to see in Boulder, but Sweden’s mysterious and anonymous Ghost is a rarity on the tour circuit in general. What a treat this was! For me, it started almost five years ago when my aptly named friend, Metal Steve from Long Island, NY told me how I have to hear this band...
Posted on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 - 10:17 am
Representing’s titular track opens harmlessly enough with pan flutes that could’ve come right out of a fifth grade recorder songbook—off-beat, a few clinks on the cymbals, notes here and there... and then those reverb-laden drums start to build in the fourth bar, the trills become methodical... and...
Posted on Thursday, May 1st, 2014 - 3:17 pm
There’s one thing you can count on from a Gogol Bordello show; you’re going to leave it dripping, either from your sweat, everybody else’s sweat, or with some red wine that frontman Eugene Hutz uses to liberally douse the crowd. You’re also going to leave immensely satisfied at having seen one of...