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For the sheer sake of keeping an underrated name out there, Thin Lizzy, and more specifically Jailbreak , fully deserve the deluxe-edition treatment.
| February 11, 2011
Podcast: My Song Is Better Than Yours 2-10-11
70s Hard Rock takes on Indie Psychedelia. Thin Lizzy's "The Rocker" squares off against "Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots Pt. 1" by The Flaming Lips.DOWNLOAD:...
| February 10, 2011
Free Energy | Stuck On Nothing
Like Bad Company and Damn Yankees before them, these buzzed-about Philadelphia longhairs have a song on their debut that shares the name of their band — a sure sign that Free Energy are serious about having a good time.
| May 14, 2010
Local heroes, ’09 edition
The Rhode Island music community flourished in 2009, with new full-lengths from the Coming Weak, California Smile, and the pride of Cranston West and official big-leaguers Monty Are I, who released Break Through the Silence in September.
From Suicide Bill & the Liquors to Roz Raskin & the Rice Cakes
| December 25, 2009
Dethklok: Even Better Than The Real Thing
Heavy metal’s primary contradiction: given a fanbase that is often concerned with detecting what is and isn't "real" metal, so much of what constitutes "real" "metal" is made up of 100-percent pure fantasy.
With Mastodon, Converge, and High on Fire, live at the House of Blues, October 28, 2009
| October 30, 2009
Newport’s rock royalty
If 75orLess Records CEO (and Six Star General bassist) Mark MacDougall decided to host an East Bay Desert Sessions, the diePods would be the 3 am headliner.
The diePods — straight outta the City by the Sea
| October 23, 2009
Susanna | Flowers of Evil
Flowers of Evil — a covers record, though it includes two originals — lacks power.
Rune Grammofon (2008)
| November 24, 2008
Guitars are from Mars, Feist and Björk are from Venus
It’s 3 am. Do you know if you’re a man or a woman?
A musical battle of the sexes
JAMES PARKER AND SHARON STEEL
| March 19, 2008
We're all the Hold Steady
When’s the last time you fell so hard for a band you drove 339 miles — alone — to see them?
Fans’ notes on the band that’s sharing joy and changing lives, one gig at a time
| October 17, 2007
The Hold Steady
Like many of America’s smartest rock bands — from Fountains of Wayne to the Drive-By Truckers — this Minneapolis-to-Brooklyn quintet are an anomaly. The Hold Steady, "Killer Parties Remix"
Boys And Girls In America | Vagrant
| November 13, 2006
I didn’t love the new stuff.
| May 01, 2006
Set ’em up, knock ’em back - side
| March 17, 2006
30 songs to spill beer on your iPod to - side
| March 17, 2006
30 songs to spill beer on your iPod to
No song captures the quiet desperation of a hard-drinking, hardscrabble nowhere town better than this one.
The greatest drinking songs of all time
| March 16, 2006
The pleasures of the metalhead are elemental.
The Sword revive an ancient art
| March 08, 2006
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