Stephen Rowland has been founding and contributing to numerous underground film and music publications for the last 12 years. In addition to critiquing images and sounds, he makes no money as a regional historian and preservationist, co-authoring “Postcard History Series: Alameda” and “Images of America: Alameda,” available from Arcadia Publishing.
Thursday, December 1 2011
This squeaky-voiced Scot looks deep into himself and delivers a sad and beautiful folk-pop near-masterpiece.
Sunday, November 20 2011
This Chicago indie-rock sextet come out of nowhere and give us one of 2011's great albums.
Wednesday, November 9 2011
If you find authenticity in struggle, if you hate all that is fake and manipulative, or if you just love good ol' rock 'n' roll, Willie Nile is your man.
Monday, October 31 2011
This dude really likes Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen, and shows it through blatant plagiarism.
Thursday, October 20 2011
A family affair of unique soundscapes and satisfying songs, created by a man struggling with cystic fibrosis, both ready to go and hoping to hang on.