How fitting it was that The Capitol Theatre chose Friday the 13th as the night to unleash its “Turn Back the Cap – 1980s” show. All night long, music from that beloved Jason Voorhees decade flowed like teen blood at Camp Crystal Lake courtesy of killer cover band Jessie’s Girl, who rocked our socks (and ..
For over a decade and a span of six albums, Canadian darlings Tegan and Sara Quin built a loyal fan base with true indie spirit, infectious music matched with brutally honest lyrics, and their respective lovably-biting personalities. This year, however, the wonder twins went in a totally different direction, putting out Heartthrob, an unapologetic pop ..
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 ..
The beam of white light that shined on (like a crazy diamond) for Pink Floyd has been out for decades. Of course, I mean that in terms of the iconic psych-prog rock band being a cohesive, performing and touring unit. Barrett and Wright have long left this earth. Waters has been doing his own thing ..
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. ..
Balancing work and play: Steve Aoki find time for poker in his busy schedule American electro-house musician Steve Aoki seems to be keeping busy these days. Currently on tour Aokifying America, the Grammy-nominated artist still finds the time to collaborate with various other artists and even attend poker tournaments. That’s right, Aoki is just another ..