Dr. Gonzo’s picks for best album and concert of 2012
Let the year-end lists begin! Mega-Springsteen fan Dennis lists his best Bruce-related and non Bruce-related moments of 2012.
Jack White has kindly taken a break from cutting shows short and storming off stage to make a video for “I’m Shakin’.” Check it out!
Does The XX’s “Coexist” successfully scale Mt. Sophomore Jinx? Gonzo reviews the “moody” outfit’s second album.
New Orleans dance rock 6 piece Royal Teeth are going to be the next big thing. Here’s why.
Back in the spotlight thanks to a new album produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, we caught Dr. John and the Lower 911′s performance at the Flood City Music Festival in Johnstown, PA.
Since moving back to the area three years ago (three years already?!), one thing that I’ve discovered is that Pittsburgh is an embarrassment of riches as far as music is concerned. We may not have the hipster cache of Portland or Austin, nor the widely acknowledged and mythologized history of New Orleans and Chicago. But I’m consistently amazed at the quality of musicians floating around this city that I so happily call home. My most recent discovery is Broken Fences, [...]
It appears that the release cycle is at a stage now where a number of bands that released some of my favorite albums of the last 3-4 years are now issuing follow-up discs, which is always makes me a little anxious. When you love an album to bits, you always have that very rational fear that the follow up will pale in comparison. Santigold’s latest escaped that fate by being a solidly constructed album, if a bit predictable in comparison [...]
If you stay up late at night and watch infomercials, then you’re all about the whole “ACT NOW” spiel. Well, here are some musical offers from two of my favorite songwriters and they both end within the next 24 hours, so I implore you to take advantage!! By now, you’re probably aware of our affection for Mike Doughty. In the past twelve months alone, Mike has gifted us with an album of brand new material, a double live album, and [...]
Here’s a review of Jack White’s “Blunderbuss!” You know you wanna read it.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year again. No, not Christmas! It’s Alternative Press’ annual “100 Bands You Need To Know In ____” issue and once again, you have all dodged a bullet by letting me read and re-read and re-read this issue to cull together the very best of the so-called “best”. Anyway, here’s who I thought were the standouts for 2012: Kerretta: Who the hell are these guys and how the hell did I not know about [...]
Hum meets Mogwai? Pelican lite? Describe Massachusetts HarborLights however you want just don’t call them boring. Destined for great things, HarborLights long awaited debut, All Would Not Do, channels all those bands yet adds so much more to create an epic eight track beast that sways effortlessly between serene moments of clarity and jaw dropping segments of heavy guitar fueled sonic ecstasy. Beginning with “All Is True”, HarborLights set a beautiful tone with guitarist Matthew Wright’s leads building to a [...]