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Wednesday, May 4 2011

Prefuse 73: The Only She Chapters

There’s not enough on The Only She Chapters that is engaging, and everything coalesces into a gigantic sphere of white noise with beats that crawl as slowly as a turtle.


‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Asks: How Does One Cling to Personal Belief in the Wake of Change?

Fiddler on the Roof represents the Hollywood musical at its most astute. A terrific, light-hearted, but deep thinking dramedy filled with dazzling performances, and ponderous, insightful, even timeless themes.


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.


Wednesday, March 23 2011

Shunda K: The Most Wanted

Shunda K deserves to be your favorite foul-mouthed Christian lesbian rapper, but this is no way to put together an album.


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.


Pigeon John: Dragon Slayer

There are very few pop songs about husbands who don't do their chores. Pigeon John makes me think there's a good reason for that.


Sunday, February 20 2011

Hercules and Love Affair: Blue Songs

Blue Songs finds Adam Butler and his crew of collaborators laying back -- turning the dance floor into an ethereal contemplation, unrepentant debauchery, retro revivalism, and slow-burning House.


The Spares: Everything Is Easy (Capsule Reviews) [19.Jan.11]
(hed) PE: Truth Rising (Capsule Reviews) [4.Jan.11]
Deciphering the Jay-Z Code (Columns) [3.Jan.11]
Jónsi: 3 November 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [11.Nov.10]
Exile: AM / FM (Capsule Reviews) [27.Oct.10]
X Japan: 6 October 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [18.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]
Camu Tao: King of Hearts (Reviews) [26.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]
Chiddy Bang: Opposite of Adults EP (Capsule Reviews) [8.Sep.10]
Honda Civic Tour: 18 August 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [7.Sep.10]
Asura & Anenon: Silver Trees/Damiel (Capsule Reviews) [30.Aug.10]
Kings of Convenience: 10 June 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [15.Jun.10]
Guilty Simpson: OJ Simpson (Reviews) [25.May.10]
Metric: 20 May 2010 - Chicago (Notes from the Road) [25.May.10]
Alex B: Moments (Reviews) [14.Apr.10]
Coolzey: The Honey (Capsule Reviews) [1.Feb.10]
American Idol: Chicago Auditions (Channel Surfing) [20.Jan.10]
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