- Staff Picks
- July 23, 2021
Big Whoop. Review by Julius C. Lacking.
In Space (Omnivore). Review by Bob Pomeroy.
Toronto (Last Chance Records). Review by Michelle Wilson.
Big Star lives in this 1994 reunion concert.
Blood/Candy (Ryko). Review by Sean Slone.
Mezzrow (Self Released). Review by Kyrby Raine.
Every Kind of Light (Ryko). Review by Sean Slone.
Really, it’s a no-brainer, but Alex Woodard tells Andrew Ellis just why he traded a career in accountancy to become a singer-songwriter.
Tall Tales on Tape (Sonic Boom). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.
Tell Balgeary, Balgury is Dead (Lookout!). Review by Stein Haukland.
Kingsize (Atom Smash). Review by Stein Haukland.
Fall of the Plastic Empire (V2). Review by Stein Haukland.
Strangeways (Mt. Fuji / Roam). Review by Stein Haukland.
Jeremiah Freed (Republic / Universal). Review by Stein Haukland.
The Paper Hearts (Clunk). Review by Stein Haukland.
Twin Princess (Hidden Agenda). Review by Marcel Feldmar.
For more than 25 years, Cheap Trick has been making irresistible power pop that has become permanently ingrained in the pop culture consciousness. Julio Diaz caught up with drummer Bun E. Carlos to discuss the band’s place in history, the secret to their longevity, and why they never attended Rock N’ Roll High School.
Nice Cheekbones and a Ph.D (Houston Party). Review by Jeff Montgomery.
The Rosenbergs seemed poised for all the perks life in the majors can offer. After being touted as the best unsigned bands in America, the majors were sniffing around, and the band was offered a chance to appear on USA Network’s Farmclub show. Then they made waves by rejecting the majors, exposing Farmclub’s shifty business practices, and entering into an unusual alliance with Napster. What almost got lost in the process is the fact that The Rosenbergs are a damn fine power pop band, which they’re proving with their new album, Mission: You. Sean Slone discusses the music and the industry with singer/songwriter David Fagin.