Category: Music

Friday Listening: Live Rustic Overtones

A little Friday listening: Rustic Overtones live at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston April 19, 2008. The unofficial original line-up (Gutter, Roods, Ward, Zoidis, McNaboe, Noyes, Albee)  rocking out with that recently re-united band smell. Highlights are "Combustible," "History Crush," "Love Underground." Intro> Light at the End Love Underground Crash Landing Carnival Oxygen Carsick ...

You Know Who’s Awesome: Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl is awesome. Loving Wife says I have a man crush on him. I can't disagree. 5 Reasons Why Dave Grohl is Awesome: 1. He's having a blast and not afraid to show it...ever. 2. He wrote a song with Paul McCartney in three hours. And that song rocks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jBd9330h9kI 3. He formed a band, Them Crooked ...

Enter the DRGN KING: a Philly Band on the Rise

Back in Philly, I stumbled upon the good fortune of writing about music for two.one.five. two.one.five was a Philly-centric arts & entertainment website that was the cousin of the elaborately awesome print version that had been kicking around hipster bowling alleys, hipster bars, and any other place hipsters and cool cats frequented in the city for the ...

John Legend Wins! The Most Badass Song of the Year & Thoughts on Django Unchained

2013 is still young, it's not even crawling yet, but at least one thing is already written in stone. John Legend's song from Django Unchained, is easily going to be the most bad ass, smooth operator jam released this year. Sure, Mr. Frank Ocean still has time to surpass Mr. Legend (who, and here's a ...

A Morning with Springsteen: A Few Hours in a Springsteen Spotify Wormhole

"Since you're a Jersey boy now..." Kim, my darling wife, didn't just give me Bruce, the new Bruce Springsteen biography by Peter Carlin, for Christmas, she included a note inside. The note more or less said that seeing as how I'm a Jersey boy now, I'm ready for Bruce. Giddy up, Mr. Springsteen. The book is ...

Super Awesome Happy Time: Best Albums of 2012 and Initial Thoughts on 2013

Yes, it’s 2013- wonderful! But before we get too far into whatever gadzooks craziness that this year has in store for us, allow me one more look back at 2012. The Officially Official Giddy Up, America Best Albums of 2012…complete with mediocre haikus!   1. Dr. Dog Be the Void Another great album/Philly dudes keep doing ...

The 20 Best Songs of 2012

Was 2012 a good year for music? I have no idea. Sure, why not? Santigold returned with a new album, Dr. Dog & Band of Horses released some good old fashioned rock ‘n roll albums and Kanye continued to do Kanye things (release good albums, say stupid shit.) In addition, Soundgarden is back and they ...

You’ve Changed- Making Sense of Let’s Start a Cult by Rustic Overtones

I think the problem is the length. That’s what she said. No I’m serious. So is she. Moving on, I’m talking about the new Rustic Overtones album, Let’s Start a Cult, and how my problem with it, the main hang up I have about it, is the length. It’s too short. That’s the stumbling block. ...

Loud Regardless! A Sunday Night in Philly with Paranoid Social Club.

Going in, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It was Sunday night, we’d done some casual day drinking and frankly- I just wasn’t sure how Paranoid Social Club would do playing a show upstairs at World Café Live. It’s a beautiful bar, but not entirely friendly to loud noises and from what I could tell, ...