Despite the profile picture, Dave Bloom is not much of a guitarist. He’s a decent rock drummer, though, and sporadically writes about other people who hit things at http://drumtumblr.tumblr.com. He writes about music, culture, politics, librarianship, and other stuff at http://davebloom.tumblr.com.
Sunday, April 15 2012
When punk assailed pop in the late '70s, established artists faced a choice: respond with conviction or face irrelevance.
Monday, April 14 2014
Aimee Mann and Ted Leo are a perfect pairing on their new band's immensely likeable debut.
Sunday, April 13 2014
Greg Dulli, John Curley, and some other guys they're calling the Afghan Whigs channel the rock, soul, and dark undertones of the band's classic work on an excellent quasi-reunion album
Monday, March 24 2014
Liars continue their electronic phase with an aggressive turn that brings out the rock in their DNA that they've been trying to push back against. This isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Monday, February 10 2014
This lively archival release captures the L.A. band in their early "cowpunk" stage before Geffen got '80s production all over them.
Thursday, May 30 2013
Laura Marling explores the consequences of being emotionally remote on a brilliant, two-sided concept album about love, the devil, and the power of naïveté.