Thursday, August 17 2006
“Singer” and “songwriter” Adam Gnade would like his “vocals” to be seen as resembling those of Lou Reed and the Hold Steady’s Craig Finn,
These two premier Canadian guitarists (tendencies of Burrell, Montgomery, Kessel, etc.) have it sown up with retail sites that let you hear the first half
Wednesday, August 16 2006
Funkiest Man In Africa is so glad to be alive, someone should start a cult around it.
Rekid is supposedly Matt Edwards’ (aka Quiet Village, Radio Slave) more “underground” work and it proves an apt description. From the creepily crawling bass of
This is at best a curio for the diehard fans only. For the rest of you, I urge you to seek out Little Things and hear what everyone else has been sleeping on for the past year.
Confusing but despite that entertaining release from eclectic popsters.
This three-song effort is from a band that has got the attention of some notable people across the pond, including that Alan McGee fellow and
Tuesday, August 15 2006
When Unagi gets behind the boards, it's delightfully difficult to predict his content, but it's safe to bet on the quality of his work.
The Rosewood Thieves are a NYC band just pining for the simple things—a country house, a fire against the cold, etc. Their debut EP,
Electric Lights Flashing Very Fast is a talented group of thunderers, well able to wind up their music and send it bursting over you in jellied, semi-psychedelic waves.
Updated '80s-style mall-goth, done right.
I like Zox. These boys have spunk. They rock when they need to rock, they’ve got the tender side that makes the
Monday, August 14 2006
We may have a new leader in the battle of the fiery redheads with seven albums and an affinity for the piano...
The Nervous Exits are a band on Myspace.com. Can you imagine? A band on Myspace.com! Unbelievable! Fortunately they tend to make you want
Superstar French DJ samples C&C Music Factory: What's wrong with this picture?
The Tall Ships aren’t about those large schooners and old boats that dock in various North American harbors every year. Rather, they are
There is a function in iPhoto that allows you, with one simple click of the mouse, to sepia tone any photograph, creating a sort of
Friday, August 11 2006
Stage names mean a lot in hip-hop. Some are straightforward, like “Kanye West” or “Mike Jones”. Others are created from acronyms, like “KRS-One” (“Knowledge Reigns
In today’s frivolous world of Spike TV and Maxim magazine, it’s easy to lose sight of the responsibility that comes with being a
It’s no surprise Funkoars haven’t hit the mainstream, even in Australia: their brand of smut-hop is even more obscene than gross-out A-hop kings