Weezer’s ‘Black Album’ is an Underwhelming Attempt to Sound Fresh

Last summer, I left a Weezer show early because not only was it the absolute worst concert I have ever been to, but I thought to myself, if I wanted to see a middle-aged man have a midlife crisis, I could just go home and see my dad. A show mostly comprised of a bunch … More Weezer’s ‘Black Album’ is an Underwhelming Attempt to Sound Fresh

An Unusual Masterpiece: Captain Beefheart’s ‘Trout Mask Replica’

“A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag Is fast and bulbous, got me?” -Captain Beefheart, “Pachuco Cadaver” Captain Beefheart’s acclaimed 1969 double album Trout Mask Replica isn’t as good as some might think. Regardless of it being ahead of its time and purposely pushing the limits of traditional music, the album is mostly unlistenable … More An Unusual Masterpiece: Captain Beefheart’s ‘Trout Mask Replica’

Brockport’s Hidden Gem: Trader Shag’s Emporium

Some people think the only way to listen to music nowadays is through downloading or streaming services. However, one particular record store that is still standing, offers an original way to listen to music. Trader Shag’s Emporium is a small independently owned record store, located on Main St. in Brockport, NY. Trader Shag’s is the … More Brockport’s Hidden Gem: Trader Shag’s Emporium

A Strange Turning Point: Talking Heads’ ‘Fear of Music’

After two solid slick and upbeat new wave albums, Talking Heads were ready to change. Their third studio album, “Fear of Music,” was the second full-length album the band would record with the supreme Brian Eno. You wouldn’t think their previous album, “More Songs About Buildings and Food” in 1978, was produced by Eno, since … More A Strange Turning Point: Talking Heads’ ‘Fear of Music’

‘The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society’ box set previewed with unreleased song

On Wednesday (Aug. 15), the Kinks have announced a 50th anniversary edition box set of the noteworthy album to be released on Oct. 26th. In a press release, frontman, Ray Davies, said, “I think The Village Green Preservation Society is about the ending of a time personally for me in my life.” Davies later said, “In … More ‘The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society’ box set previewed with unreleased song

Adrian Belew’s Solo Venture ‘Lone Rhino’

After seeing David Byrne this past weekend, I listened to every Talking Heads album I owned on vinyl. Hearing the quick-paced, choppy guitar riff in “The Great Curve” off the innovative “Remain in Light” (1980), reminded me of the guitarist playing “Stay” alongside David Bowie in 1978, on the German television program, “Musikladen.” When looking … More Adrian Belew’s Solo Venture ‘Lone Rhino’