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 still standing offers an older 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 only operating … More Brockport’s Hidden Gem: Trader Shag’s Emporium

Interpol Returns with Their Best Album in Years with ‘Marauder’

Let’s face it, Interpol hasn’t been the same band since their key founding member and bassist, Carlos Dengler, left the band in 2010. Since then, Interpol has released a couple of mediocre albums, including their atmospheric dark self-titled album in 2010 and the safe “returns-to-form” El Pintor in 2014. However, given the sound of their … More Interpol Returns with Their Best Album in Years with ‘Marauder’

Talking Heads’ Strange Transition on ‘Fear of Music’

After two quirky, but prominent and slick new wave albums, Talking Heads wanted change. Their third album Fear of Music would be a more serious take on experimenting compared to their 1978 dance-oriented album More Songs About Buildings and Food in 1978. Unlike the record that was made for 28-year-olds, the grooves on Fear of Music … More Talking Heads’ Strange Transition on ‘Fear of Music’

The Kinks Preview Their Upcoming Box Set with an 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 Preview Their Upcoming Box Set with an Unreleased Song

Adrian Belew’s Solo Venture on ‘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 on ‘Lone Rhino’

David Byrne Still Makes Sense: ‘American Utopia’ 2018 Tour Review

Sunday night, David Byrne, best known for being the frontman of Talking Heads, performed at the CMAC in Canandaigua, NY, to perform a mix of his solo work from his recent solo album, American Utopia, and songs from Talking Heads. Starting the night off right, Byrne’s opening act, Benjamin Clementine, an English avant-garde artist and … More David Byrne Still Makes Sense: ‘American Utopia’ 2018 Tour Review

Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Bad Witch’ is a Strong Effort, But Not For an LP

It’s disappointing after releasing two excellent EPs (Not the Actual Events and Add Violence) that Nine Inch Nails’ frontman Trent Reznor leaves us with a thirty god damn minute “full length” album entitled Bad Witch (Halo 32) that feels more like another EP than an actual album. I have never been critical of Reznor really … More Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Bad Witch’ is a Strong Effort, But Not For an LP

In Defense of These Six Poorly Received Albums

There are critics who give bad reviews, then there are critics who go as far as writing reviews like this. However, as bad as an album is received by critics, you should never let other reviewers influence your opinion towards an album. It might sound cliché, but this happens all the time with music listeners.There […]

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Interpol Previews Upcoming Album, ‘Marauder’ With New Single, “The Rover”

Interpol have announced their upcoming sixth studio album, Marauder, out August 24 via Matador Records. To preview their upcoming album, Interpol released the first single, “The Rover” which is a nod to the band’s early sound, which has come and gone throughout their career. “The Rover” opens with a sharp and swingy single-string guitar, which … More Interpol Previews Upcoming Album, ‘Marauder’ With New Single, “The Rover”

The Crust Brothers’ Buried Live Album ‘Marquee Mark’

At a show at the Crocodile Cafe, in Seattle, WA, on Dec. 5, 1997, former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus teamed up with another indie rock and lo-fi band Silkworm. It isn’t surprising Malkmus collaborated with Silkworm back in 1997, since his group and Silkworm had a lot in common. They were both signed with Matador … More The Crust Brothers’ Buried Live Album ‘Marquee Mark’

Queens of the Stone Age Brings it All to the Rochester Dome Arena (5/25/2018)

After the absolute jaw-dropping drum solo from no other than Jon Theodore, during the crowd favorite, “No One Knows,” Josh Homme, frontman of QOTSA, says to the crowd, “…you have everything, we can possibly give tonight….” Homme and his gang of villains certainly lived up to that promise. The evil has landed. It has been … More Queens of the Stone Age Brings it All to the Rochester Dome Arena (5/25/2018)

WATCH OUT: This Cousin Itt Wannabe Doesn’t Like One of the Greatest Albums of All Time

Andrew Spencer, 19, doesn’t like the Velvet Underground’s classic 1970 album, Loaded, and guess what? He doesn’t care what you have to say about it. In a viral thread on the beloved Lou Reed and VU Bananaposting Facebook page, Spencer wrote, “It’s the band exerting the least possible amount of potential to put out an … More WATCH OUT: This Cousin Itt Wannabe Doesn’t Like One of the Greatest Albums of All Time