There’s a story here. About the places where the wall between worlds is thin. Where doors come and go and change their locks and looks and when you leave you might not be back in the alley you walked down to find the place. Where the whiskey and smoke swirl together while minor demons play … Read more
Ever have it happen that you dismiss a band as “not my thing” for a while, then, one day, you hear a song that makes things click? “Oh, I get it now!” you say. I had that moment today with the band Fonda and a new single they released in late November (on Minty … Read more
The more I listen to Broken Moth by Loki Starfish, the more I like it. Also, check out Jérémie Lapeyre rocking the mic in a three piece suit and spats. Got to love a rock star with style. Official Website
Hey look, it’s a SWiiiM video that (mostly) doesn’t freak me out! (Maybe just a touch of vertigo on some of the shots!) No but really, it’s pretty. A love letter, even, to Californian sun and sweeping vistas, chickens and urban decay. It’s also something of a meditation on the subject of What Would Jesus … Read more
“NaBloPoMo” stands for National Blog Posting Month. The idea is to post every day, which – TAH-DAH – I (Jennifer) did. Below is a final list, in case you missed any of them as they went by. Pt. 1: Nov. 1-9 A Good Read A Good Listen and a Good Drink: ALX, Love Crushed Velvet … Read more
Milan Jay (John Millane and Joseph Kenny) have spent the better part of the last year and a half (or so) holed up in a small town in the west of Ireland working on a new record. How Well Do You Remember Dying is the first single; the full record is expected in 2014. Despite … Read more
All y’all know how much I love a good lyric video. This one, for Running to the Sea by Röyksopp featuring Susanne Sundfør, is particularly clever and lovely. And the song is pretty great, too.
For some of you, today is just Thursday. For others, and for me, it’s Thanksgiving. One of the very many things I’m thankful for this year is Fall Out Boy, who came back, after a long time away. Here they are with Alone Together, one of my favorite songs from Save Rock and Roll.
Grounds for Invasion is a collaboration between Willow Sea (Willy O’Connor; music) and newcomer Tracy Friel (lyrics, vocals), of Galway, Ireland. They initially met through college radio – he was helping her record live sessions – but their musical partnership didn’t really blossom until he heard her sing a Bo Diddley song at an open … Read more
Last year, Mike Doughty of Soul Coughing published a memoir called The Book Of Drugs, because he took a lot of them, and had a lot of drug stories, many of which he told in the book. He also told a lot of stories about screwing and being screwed in both the biblical and music … Read more