Happeners is kind of like Titus Andronicus' The Monitor just without the U.S. Civil War conceit that worms its way through that album, and replaces it with the Atomic Age concerns born of the ‘50s nuclear family.
Ann Powers' 'Good Booty' and the Connection Between Eroticism and Popular Music
Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano: Compassion - The Music of John Coltrane
'The Prowler' Reveals the Horror of Getting What You Want
Grizzly Bear: Painted Ruins
'Stalker' Warns of a World Where Escape Can Lead to New Forms of Imprisonment
'The Devil's Bargain': Some Men Just Want to Watch America Burn
Crowd Pleasing ‘Step’ Brims With Humanity and Courage
"Everybody loves building a fort.