Monday, June 7 2010
Sproule's fifth album reasserts the singer-songwriter''s ability to make original and intriguing art from what she finds around her, using quirky arrangements to elevate the everyday and to invite passersby into a world of intimacy.
Monday, May 10 2010
This album was meant to be a “rock ’n’ roll chamber of magic", but, in truth, the end result is more like a distorted hall of mirrors that render an otherwise skinny person into something fat and ugly.
Wednesday, April 14 2010
Question: Since everyone seems to love the big arena-rock of the '80s, why don't they make records like that anymore? Answer: They do. It's called country music, now.
Sunday, March 7 2010
We celebrate the life and work of singer-songwriter and Sparklehorse frontman Mark Linkous, who will be remembered as one of the most earnest, distinctive American songwriters of his generation. Truly, he will be missed.
Thursday, January 14 2010
The decade's most memorable reunion stories have not been cash grabs by classic rock giants, but unexpected comebacks by some of indie's most valuable players. Here's why.
Thursday, December 10 2009
A solid album that is bound to appeal to Gorka's fans and to followers of well-presented, mature, reflective folk.
Wednesday, November 11 2009
Mount Eerie: 8 November 2009 - Lakeshore Theatre, Chicago / Words and Pictures by Kirstie Shanley
Wednesday, November 4 2009
To Swift Mars samples the ‘80s pop zeitgeist to various effect, but is strongest in its least nostalgic moments.
Monday, November 2 2009
Still bleak after all these years, the Black Heart Procession has failed to, well, proceed much.
Words and Pictures by Kirstie Shanley