- Music Reviews
- May 7, 2021
Mercy Rising (Crooked Crown Records). Review by Christopher Long.
Sneaks uses electronic layers and a disaffected delivery to create something that lives in the past and in the future and only circumstantially in the present.
Hissing steam and spitting fire, the Old 97s chew up the rails and cross-ties by playing country music with a punk attitude.
It’s been 45 years since Chrissie Hynde initially hit her stride with the Pretenders, and she hasn’t slowed down for anybody since.
Mike Doughty has been through just about everything. The rise and fall (and subsequent hatred) of his former band Soul Coughing. The rise of his solo acoustic career. And, oh yeah, drugs. Lots of them. And his recent sobriety. So, why should anyone care? Tim Wardyn went searching for that answer.
The Question Jar Show. Review by Tim Wardyn.
Yes and Also Yes (Snack Bar Records/ Megaforce Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Jen Cray discovers that An Evening with Cake, while frought with some forgivable frontman soapboxing, is an evening well spent.
Sad Man Happy Man (ATO Records). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Golden Delicious (ATO). Review by Tim Wardyn.
Trampoline (Drive Thru). Review by Jen Cray.
Waiter: You Vultures! (Fearless). Review by Addam Donnelly.
It may have been five years between studio albums for They Might Be Giants, but the band’s hardly spent the last half-decade slacking. Julio Diaz catches up with the ever-busy John Flansburgh.
Holidayland (Restless). Review by Julio Diaz.
Mink Car (Restless). Review by Julio Diaz.
You can’t accuse They Might Be Giants of being slackers. After more than 15 years together, the already-prolific band is releasing a boatload of music, including work on Malcolm in the Middle and their first children’s album. Julio Diaz cornered John Flansburgh during a rare moment off, and got the latest on this extremely talented — and busy! — band.
Lots of artists like to go into the studio to play with all the high-tech toys, but Self went in to record their new album on actual toys! Matt Mahaffey reveals the secrets of Gizmodgery to Bryan Tilford.
Event Review by Jason Feifer
El Oso (Slash/Warner Bros.). Review by drew West