ALBUM REVIEW: Odesza – ‘A Moment Apart’

Electronic duo Odesza stray little from their comfort zone with their third studio album A Moment Apart, and indeed continue to make comfortable, chill tracks.  Released September 8th, A Moment Apart offers insight into the experience and success that Odesza has gained since their 2012 debut. 15589

ON-RADAR: Junkyardfieldtrip

Lord knows that I am a sucker for sappy, heartfelt, acoustic, Americana. There is something about riding down a two-lane, winding, highway somewhere in bum-fuck Ohio that intersects small towns, villages, and lands with single stop lights for miles. Where there are still hardware stores not called Lowe’s or Home Depot, corner stores that sell bins of tootsie rolls and lollipops, and an actual church at the center of the main street. These towns are few and far between anymore, but there are still many that offer that longing of nostalgia that we all feel from time to time. People

ON-RADAR: Lunar Hand – ‘Magic Hour’ EP

Finding really truly unique pop music is becoming increasingly hard to do with many just taking a shock value angle rather than a musical one. Many are going back in time to the 50s and 60s for musical inspiration, but while unique to this time and place, is really just paying homage to things that have already been done. However, even with that slant on earlier forms of rock n roll, there are still bands that can put their spin on things. One such group is Lunar Hand, a trio of Southern California garage rockers that make moving, jumpy, and

PHOTOS: Outside Lands 2017 – Veterans and New-comers Entertain The Masses

The tenth anniversary of the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco took place over the weekend, and represented the diverse music tastes as well as the artists' fans. Veteran acts like headliners Metallica and The Who expressed their approval over the number of younger attendees who weren't even born when the bands were in their prime. As fireworks capped off Metallica's Saturday night set, the famous San Francisco fog rolled in early on Sunday creating a misty but truly memorable two hour set by The Who, where Roger Daltry's vocals were on point and

ALBUM REVIEW: Foster the People – Sacred Hearts Club

As a human of the world, I really love music. All music… it doesn’t matter. If it has a pulse, and breathes life into something, I am hooked. Unfortunately, this has proved harder and harder to accomplish the older I get. Maybe I am turning curmudgeon, but much of the newer music I listened to lately lacks true soul, sounds tinny and limp, and doesn’t kick you in the balls the way I remember. There is nothing like Axl Rose’s growl, Ice Cube’s snarl, or just anything Lemmy or George Clinton related. For me anyway, music in 2017 is full

ALBUM REVIEW: Arcade Fire – ‘Everything Now’

Since 2001, Arcade Fire has risen from little known indie band to an arena filling household name.  All along this ascension the band has transformed musically in a dramatic fashion, adding noisy complexity and ambitiously fusing genres.  Everything Now, released July 28, is a continuation and exploration of this same process. 15480

PHOTO REVIEW: Mo Pop Festival 2017

Detroit's annual Mo Pop Festival has charmed Michigan summers for four years in a row now by granting music enthusiasts a chance to celebrate the presence of their favorite artists, accompanied by an abundance of food trucks, art installations, local shop booths, and of course, the beautiful Detroit River. Taking place alongside the Detroit Riverfront, nearly 7,000 fans attended the two day event of twenty-two live performances from mainstays in various genres from pop, alternative, rap, hip hop, and all that's in between. Highlighted by Foster the People, alt-J, Tyler the Creator, Run The Jewels, Solange and numerous others,

ALBUM REVIEW: Lana Del Rey – ‘Lust For Life’

Love her or hate her, Lana Del Rey has managed to carve herself out a spot in pop culture that might put the “cult” in pop culture. On her fifth album, “Lust For Life,” she seems to be attempting to reach outside of her circle, but not too far. While her vocals maintain the cool, buzzed lounge singer croon she’s been toting since she debuted on Saturday Night Live, the tracks on this album incorporate more modern tones, with hip-hop driven beats, and guest appearances from the likes of The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Stevie Nicks, and more. 15461

PHOTO REVIEW: Wolf Alice – Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA 7/24/2017

It’s only been two years since Wolf Alice released their debut album My Love Is Cool but it’s felt like longer, as the band had been touring non-stop in support of the material. Along the way, the band garnered numerous accolades, award nominations and an immense and loyal fanbase. The London-based band finally has new music to share, having released two singles from their forth-coming sophomore album, Visions Of A Life, which will be released on September 29 via Dirty Hit Records/RCA Records. "Yuk Foo" and “Don’t Delete the Kisses” are a taste of what’s to come

LIVE REVIEW: Nicole Atkins – 3rd and Lindsley – Nashville, TN 7/23/2017

"Walkin', spend a lot of time walkin' /  That's what people do, getting over you.", Nicole Atkins softly sings commencing her set in celebration of her fourth album, Goodnight Rhonda Lee, released July 21.  It's obvious the illustrator turned singer-songwriter is comfortable and excited to be on stage sharing her latest compositions, drenched in soulful, 1960s pop. 15443

LIVE REVIEW: The Menzingers – Worcester, MA

It is always refreshing waiting outside your local venue in weather that does not involve shivering in your ripped converse as snow falls onto your head. In this case The Menzingers' fans lined up on a cool summer night outside The Palladium for the sold out show. The indie rock band ended their three night appearance in Massachusetts on Sunday night before moving onto Buffalo, New York. Prior to the show, many remarked how fortunate they are to see the talented band in such an intimate venue. Right from the start, it was clear that the crowd was

ALBUM REVIEW- Sheer Mag: ‘Need To Feel Your Love’

The heavy riff of a guitar, a singer with powerhouse lungs, and hearts that beats for rock and roll. All things that have become less and less frequent in today's technological world. Thankfully, Sheer Mag was born to prove that retro-rock is not only alive, but thriving. The Philadelphia born quintet is like a deep breath of crisp, hard-earned air to those who have been longing for something like this. 15402