Two Word Reviews: Summer/Fall 2014

Recent movie and music reviews, with patent-pending two work reviews. MOVIES 22 Jump Street – bar set Sunset Strip – debauched history Pain & Gain – ultimate Bay-ness Vehicle 19 – paper thin Fast & Furious 6 – more nonsense Ender’s Game – well played Read More …

Two Word Reviews, Winter 2014

Recent movies and music I’ve checked out, with patent-pending two word reviews: MOVIES American Hustle – acting class Identity Thief – stolen time The Hollywood Complex – disturbing insight Gangster Squad – shiny surface The Master – superior performances Searching for Sugar Man – fascinating Read More …

Friday’s 5 Faves: Cover Songs That Work (But Shouldn’t)

Throughout the history of rock music, a well-done cover song has made good songs great and lame songs cool. Unfortunately, there have also been plenty of misses. Some of the best covers are the one’s you’d never expect to work. Here are my top five Read More …

Concert Review: Manic Street Preachers @ the Majestic Theatre, 10/2/09

Most people into music have a list of bands, both long gone and current, that they would absolutely kill to see live. I consider myself lucky, of my favorite bands of all time, I’ve gotten to see most live. Catherine Wheel, Afghan Whigs, Hum, Billy Read More …

A “Best Of” Flashback

Recently my wife Katie and I started some very early Spring cleaning when I discovered some old “Best Of” mix CDs I made years ago. As with revisiting any of-the-moment list, some tracks are no-brainers (Wilco, Manics, Twilight Singers) that are still in rotation, while others Read More …