It happens only a few times a year for me: I hear the first few seconds of a new song, fall instantly in love with it, and hope the chorus is as good as the first verse. Often times, a so-so chorus can destroy the makings of a perfect song. I couldn’t fight that feeling ..
Seeing “Silhouettes” of Colony House; “Delve” Into Unappreciated Songs By, Em, Overappreciated Artists
Nashville-based indie rock trio Colony House released their debut album When I Was Younger last month and in many ways, it’s already a smash – and by “smash” I mean the antitheses of that failed NBC series which ate at your soul. Hating aside, this trio consisting of brothers Caleb and Will Chapman and longtime ..
Nashville’s Jillian Edwards has opened for for a variety of artists from The Civil Wars to Ben Rector. Well, expect her to headline sooner than later. The singer/songwriter, who’s originally from Dallas, has been melting ears and hearts (not literally – that would be frightening) since 2009 when she dropped her Galaxies & Such EP. ..
Hype Machine calls Little Daylight a band “to watch in 2014.” This is all I have to say about that: As evidenced by their breakout track “Overdose,” the band is delivering the goods – rock-synth-pop polished goodness (and I mean that as a compliment) that subtly hit you like a 2X4 at the hands of ..
You Me at Six are a five-piece rock band from the UK who are coming on with as much conviction as a patented Aaron Paul “bitch.” Unlike the Lambada, which had a lot of buzz a few decades back (but went from the “forbidden dance” to the “who cares dance” within a flash), there is ..
With apologies to L.L. Cool J, we all know how “comebacks” work. They usually, um, don’t. You know the drill – a band breaks-up, disappear for awhile, and tour in support of a new album that fails to capture that old magic. Veruca Salt don’t fit that mold, and although they just released their first ..
Weeze is hard at work on an interview w/ @asidesmusic for @huffingtonpost backstage tlaphilly… http://t.co/xRU152GVX6 — Veruca Salt (@verucasalt) July 22, 2014
Some Kind of Wonderful is one of 80s movie-master John Hughes’ underrated films. The movie is fun, romantic, and – more importantly – introduced me to tom-boy beauty cutie Mary Stuart Masterson. On a related note, that film’s title was also a Grand Funk Railroad hit that still resonates, but a new band who shares ..
In a pop world in which teen stars crash and burn, it’s so refreshing to watch and listen to Latin Grammy winner Miguelito. The 15 year old has kept his head on straight no matter the success he’s found at such a young age. While most kids are playing video games or getting messy playing ..
There are so many teen stars these days in essentially every genre it seems like a gimmick to mention it in any story about any of them. If I’d write a piece on Lorde, I’d naturally talk about how she’s dominating music and she isn’t even a high school graduate yet. But, why bother? Good ..