Plenty of young bands rely on the use of video projection in their set to make their performance feel artsy and unique. Sadly, the simple act of rolling a moody, art-house film behind them onstage tends to feel either extremely emo or pitifully forced. But on a recent Monday night, MT. OSSA's commit ... More >>
Photo by Laila DerakhshanianChef James D'Aquila is like Ed, the lawyer who owned a bowling alley. Except James is the chef who creates melodies. Or is he the musician who owns a restaurant? D'Aquila's dedication to his craft shows in his homemade pastas and comforting meals at the Wild Artichoke, ... More >>
Okay, let's pretend for a second that all you bloggers out there still buy albums (wink, wink). Well, in case you do, there is plenty of great Cinco de Mayo releases today. Number one on my list is Akron/Family's full-length Set 'Em Wild Set 'Em Free. Released to considerable critical success, ... More >>
The lead-off track from his 1973 solo LP A Wizard, A True Star, “International Feel” is my favorite Todd Rundgren solo work. It's a concise demonstration of the era's state-of-the-art psychedelia (Todd was always ahead of the curve with regard to recording technology/gadgetry).
“Internationa ... More >>