Late last month, Lissie and her band crammed into a studio within the Music Conservatory of Westchester in White Plains, NY to perform a song and have a brief chat on A-Sides. If those walls could talk, they’d probably say, um, “more please?” Yes. Anyway, more on that later. Let’s discuss Lissie first – in ..
The second Mumford & Sons broke out into the mainstream, a flock of folk bands took off like a post-salami sandwich burp into a hand dryer. The Lumineers. Of Monsters and Men. The list goes on, and I say this meaning absolutely no ill will toward any of those acts. They’re, of course, stellar in ..
Fitz and the Tantrums easily made this list. The Cranberries’ once said “every one else is doing it, so why can’t we?” Well, the Irish 90s act didn’t actually say it (they used it as the title for their debut album) – and didn’t coin that phrase at all. So, why did I decide to ..
You’d have to be a cotton-headed ninny muggins not to realize re the holiday season is all up in our respective grills right about now. Holiday specials are airing just about every day. Tree and menorah lightings have and are taking place. Christmas songs are being played and subsequently played out, and yep, Heath Bell ..
R.I.P. Andrew Youssef. R.I.P. Paul Walker. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, and after I’m done saying it again, I’ll probably say it again later: rock n’ roll is far from dead. Sure, it’s easier to find a hamburger at a vegan bun convention than to hear a rock song on terrestrial ..
I never did like Oxford-blue shirts and khaki pants. I wore that combination just about every day for four years when I worked at Blockbuster Video to – in-no-way-whatsoever – pay my way through college. I also wore a band-aid to cover up my earring so costumers couldn’t see it. That, I still say, made ..
Up until 2006, the Fratelli surname was arguably best known for the bonehead brothers who got Chunk to reveal he stole his uncle Max’s toupee and tossed fake puke over a movie theater balcony in The Goonies. Since then, however, The Fratellis have become more than just an undynamic duo in a cult film classic. ..
Who doesn’t know the international smash “Come On Eileen” inside and out? The answer is no one. If you surveyed literally everyone in the world – even infants, they’d probably at the very least be able to burst into a “toora loora toora loo rye ay.” That may or not be true, but you get ..
In 2000, I shared a Reuben sandwich with wrestling legend Randy “Macho Man” Savage. That story is very true and spectacular, but it has absolutely nothing to do with this post. (Feel free to message me if you want the full story…Cue the sound of crickets.) Anyway, let’s discuss Australian rock quartet The Rubens, who ..
It was all quite fitting really. Matt Bigland of Dinosaur Pile-Up and I were discussing our respective school experiences within a Music Conservatory of Westchester classroom studio, when one minute into our interview, a teacher booted us out of her room. While we moved to a different room within the White Plains, NY music school, ..