Reviews

Posted on Monday, June 25th, 2012 - 5:07 pm
Rightly named Music For My Soul, Domino Effect created an album that elicits a feel good vibe throughout. Starting (and finishing) with a positive message, Domino Effect begins their new album with Chains and It’s Alright. Their sound is reminiscent of a snippet of a few bands. Beginning with a...
Posted on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 - 11:39 am
There’s Bright Eyes, Talking Heads, and Little Feet, The Head and the Heart, Nine Inch Nails, and Butthole Surfers. And now Hands can too be added to the list of anatomical bands. The Los Angeles based alternative/ indie pop and dance rock group just finished their first tour this Sunday night at...
Posted on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 - 6:54 pm
Olly Oxen Free, the newest album from South Carolina-based band Dangermuffin, is a fun listen. Blending elements of roots rock with a sprinkling of southern slides, improvised instrumentals, and meandering drum breaks, the trio plays an interesting sort of rambling-jam music that showcases quite a...
Posted on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 - 11:56 am
Any good musician uses language as a series of stepping stones to pass personal expression on to the audience. It is what binds us together. So when the musician Curumin (KOO-roo-mean) performed at Denver’s Bluebird Theater this past Sunday evening, expressing himself in Portuguese, I was searching...
Posted on Saturday, June 16th, 2012 - 4:06 pm
Last night as I entered the Ace Bar for Shoe Groove, I was greeted by Old Shoe’s manager Mike Kaiz.  He saw that I was burdened with my arms full of stuff and gestured to the back booth.  Reflecting back upon this, not only was this show a great summer skin showing show, but also an...
Posted on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 - 10:37 am
In a music career spanning over three decades, Frank Zappa put out over 60 albums. Some call him a genius. Those who don’t simply do not understand (pardon me and my asshole opinion—but I am right). Zappa has always had top-tier musicians in his line-ups, many of which have looked at his music...
Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 - 8:01 pm
For the record, I believe that Pretty Lights Music (the label) represents the future of independent electronic music, offering digital, freely available releases to the public and paying the way with goodwill and a collective reputation for putting on tight live shows. Now, that’s not to say I’m...
Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012 - 7:32 pm
The McCauliffe Brothers Band’s debut full-length, It’s Likely, is, to be quite frank, a mixed bag. A self-described rock/funk/jazz/improvisation/pop act, the North Carolina band treads the line between genres with varied success throughout their first album. To be sure, some listeners will find...
Posted on Monday, June 11th, 2012 - 5:13 pm
On his second solo release, entitled Apocalyptic Love, Slash shows us that he can still shred the guitar like a beast. Did we ever have any doubt? From Guns N' Roses to Velvet Revolver, the man has expertly showcased why he was chosen as runner up in Time's "The 10 Best Electric Guitar Players."...
Posted on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 - 4:45 pm
Justin Jones' new album Fading Light is an Americana opus, full of deep emotion, musical mood swings, and heartfelt playing. The album opens with a choral intro track entitled "Ghosts," which sets the mood for the first song, an ambient rock tune called "As It Turns Out." Jones croons "the money's...