April 2013: Music & Movies

MUSIC Guided By Voices: English Little League – familiar terroritory Atoms for Peace: Amok – glitchy goodness MOVIES The Queen of Versailles – disgusting excess What To Expect What You’re Expecting – expected stupidity Rock of Ages – unwatchable schlock John Carter – entertaining adventure Read More …

This Week In Music: 1/28-2/3

This week in music listening, with patent-pending two-word reviews: Camper van Beethoven: La Costa Perdida – weirdly mature Bad Religion: True North – happily familiar Guided By Voices: Down By The Racetrack EP – off kilter The Cure: Japanese Whispers – solid collection Dream Theater: Read More …

This Week In Music: 11/12-11/18

This week in music listening, featuring patent-pending two-word reviews: Soundgarden: King Animal – welcome return Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Psychedelic Pill – much meandering Paul Banks: Banks – Interpol interplay Deftones: Koi No Yokan – dreamy metal Ministry: Rio Grande Blood – politically charged Read More …

Rock ‘n Roll Confessions

Even though I play rock music critic each week on a podcast with my buddy Jason, that doesn’t mean I don’t have some glaring omissions in my rock ‘n roll resume. Some are just “I never got around to it” admissions, and some are widely appreciated/derided artists Read More …

This Week In Music: 5/21-5/27

This week in music listening, featuring patent-pending two-word reviews: Gang of Four: Songs of the Free – unconventional pop House of Heroes: Say No More – blistering pop Lemonheads: It’s a Shame About Ray – classic jangle-pop Radio 4: The New Song And Dance – pointless postpunk Superchunk: Here’s Read More …

This Week In Music (1/2-1/8)

Back to the regular listening schedule with corresponding two-word reviews. Black Rainbows: Supermothafuzzalicious!! – sabbathy riffage Gaunt: Sob Story – brief bashers Guided By Voices: Doughnut For A Snowman 7″ – typically tossed-off Redd Kross: Born Innocent – early promise Rush: Caress of Steel – raw Rush SBTRKT: SBTRKT – Read More …

This Week In Music (12/12-12/18)

This week in my music listening is the first around a theme. See if you can figure it out, and my two-word reviews may clue you in. Lexo and the Leapers: Ask Them EP – GVBish noise Keen Brothers: Blues and Boogie Shoes – GVBish pop Circus Read More …