Lisa Torem
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Reviews // 29 Articles

The Cure for the Sleepless Nights Blues | 24 Mar 2010 // 4:00 PM

Something had to knock this sleepless child out and put her in a blissful somnambulistic state. That something turned out to be the raucous guitar musings of Texas-born blues guitarist Johnny Winter.

The Ever-Shifting, Hour-Glass World of Loudon Wainwright III | 15 Oct 2009 // 3:59 PM

Loudon Wainwright III has recently undertaken the ambitious task of writing songs that Charlie Poole might have given voice to had he not sabotaged his own career trajectory.


Lone Wolf: 6 August 2010 - Chicago | 4 Oct 2010 // 9:50 PM

It’s been a long, long day and a dark, dark night. Almost apologetically, Lone Wolf leaves amidst gracious applause, back into the steamy darkness of a somber night.

Cloud Cult: 15 April 2010 - Chicago | 24 May 2010 // 9:09 PM

It’s not always possible to know when a Cloud Cult song begins and ends. But, that’s the whole point. Human emotions are never that calculated.

//Mixed media

'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

// Moving Pixels

"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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