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Wednesday, April 13 2011

Wye Oak: 7 April 2011 - Chicago

This pair is about volume, and we’re not talking about just loudness to your ears, we’re talking about amplitude that ripples your pant legs and beats your heart for you.


Tuesday, April 5 2011

Nate Dogg: Can’t Be Faded

Nate Dogg's contributions, and the workmanlike way in which he executed them, frequently garnered praise and commendations from his associates.


Monday, April 4 2011

Kickstart the Presses

In the past month, two friends of mine have undertaken major print projects. How are they covering the costs of what some might call a foolish endeavor? By going online for funding, of course.


Tuesday, March 29 2011

Mary Mary: Something Big

Mary Mary make state-of-the-art inspirational R&B, have conflicted feelings about losers.


Tuesday, March 15 2011

Girl Talk: 6 March 2011 - Chicago

It’s hard to walk away from a Girl Talk concert and not be a happy camper. Even better, once this party’s over, there are no beer cans to clean up before mom gets home.


Wednesday, March 9 2011

Dismemberment Plan: 19 February 2011 - Chicago

The Dismemberment Plan reunites for concert tour in support of Emergency & I vinyl reissue.


Tuesday, March 8 2011

Is There a DJ in the House?

If video killed the radio star, some might argue that technology crippled the hip-hop mix masters. Crippled, maybe, but the deejay is not obsolete.


Monday, March 7 2011

Gil Scott-Heron & Jamie xx: We’re New Here

The sly luxury of the xx's debut is present here, but it’s fortified by a full-bodied, slo-mo, nigh-on-backwards, skank.


Sunday, March 6 2011

Donell Jones: Lyrics

This R&B crooner shines when dispensing tales of duplicity but falters when he relies on cliché.


Kaigen21Meiso: Root Is the New Leaf (Capsule Reviews) [7.Feb.11]
Shunda K: I Am Da Best (Capsule Reviews) [2.Feb.11]
The Spares: Everything Is Easy (Capsule Reviews) [19.Jan.11]
Deciphering the Jay-Z Code (Columns) [3.Jan.11]
Jónsi: 3 November 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [11.Nov.10]
Calvin Richardson: America’s Most Wanted (Capsule Reviews) [1.Nov.10]
X Japan: 6 October 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [18.Oct.10]
Bei Maejor: Upside Down (Capsule Reviews) [14.Oct.10]
The National: 26 September 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [14.Oct.10]
¡Mayday!: Stuck on an Island (Reviews) [13.Oct.10]
Exploring Chicago: ‘Chicago X’ (Sound Affects) [8.Oct.10]
Various Artists: Ninja Tune XX (Reviews) [19.Sep.10]
Exploring Chicago: ‘Chicago VII’ (Sound Affects) [17.Sep.10]
Angel Eyes: Midwestern (Capsule Reviews) [15.Sep.10]
Warped Tour: 31 September 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [14.Sep.10]
Honda Civic Tour: 18 August 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [7.Sep.10]
Idris Goodwin: Break Beat Poems (Capsule Reviews) [15.Jun.10]
Kings of Convenience: 10 June 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [15.Jun.10]
Amp Live: Murder at the Discotech (Reviews) [14.Jun.10]
Metric: 20 May 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [25.May.10]
Fear of a Rap Parody (Columns) [17.May.10]
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