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Monthly Archives: February 2015

#albumoftheday / REVIEW: MILO GREENE: CONTROL

If I had heard Milo Greene’s 2012 debut, which is said to have been folk pop, then I probably wouldn’t like this album. At least that’s the impression I’ve arrived at after reading several reviews. The big complaint comes from people who loved the band’s first album, who are having a fit about...
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#songoftheday / VIDEO: ECHOSMITH: “BRIGHT”


Echosmith's new video has arrived and it's for "Bright," one of my favorite tracks from their superb album, Talking Dreams. It's a light and fluffy mid-tempo ballad that simply makes you feel good without being melodramatic like so many pop ballads these days. So what...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: DIANA KRALL: WALLFLOWER

This time around living legend Diana Krall takes some classics from the last thirty years, most of which were mellow to begin with, and slows them down even more, making them dreamy and hypnotic, songs that would lull you off to sleep if they weren’t so darn captivating. The Mamas & The Papas’...
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NEWS: EAUX CLAIRES MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS LINEUP

PRESS RELEASE:   CURATED BY JUSTIN VERNON AND AARON DESSNER, THE FESTIVAL FEATURES BON IVER, THE NATIONAL,  BOYS NOIZE, DOOMTREE, SPOON, POLIÇA, SUFJAN STEVENS, LOW, THE TALLEST MAN ON EARTH, AND INDIGO GIRLS PERFORMING “SWAMP OPHELIA” AMONG ITS 40 ACTS  TICKETS GO ON SALE TOMORROW THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015 AT 12PM CST VIA WWW.EAUXCLAIRES.COM...
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AN OPEN LETTER TO KANYE WEST FROM SHIRLEY MANSON OF GARBAGE

By now you’ve surely heard all about Kanye West playing the part of an asshole once again at the Grammy Awards.  Fortunately, this time he didn’t interrupt Best Album of the Year winner Beck while he was giving his acceptance speech, but he did run his mouth backstage, stating “Beck needs to respect artistry...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: SWEET & LYNCH: ONLY TO RISE

Stryper’s powerhouse vocalist Michael Sweet and guitar maestro George Lynch, formerly of Dokken, have joined forces here and the result is a truly incredible album that’s better than anything either of them has done in quite a while. Not that either of them have put out bad music during recent years, mind you....
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80’S EXTRAVAGANZA AT MOHEGAN SUN CASINO

Last night on February 6, 2015 I caught a big concert dubbed “80’s Extravaganza” in the arena at Mohegan Sun Casino.  Some of my Facebook friends were curious about it, so I wrote what now appears below to satisfy their curiosity.  I never intended to post it here but a fellow music critic...
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