Record Store Day, Hear A Needle Drop


This Saturday, April 19, is one of my favorite days of the year. Record Store Day is a time for music  lovers to gather and tip hats to a dying breed, the independent record store. Almost extinct after years of being gobbled up by chains and abandoned by former patrons favoring internet music shopping, some independent record stores still remain. There is no better feeling for me than to walk into a record store, smell […] Read more »

Boy & Bear

Boy & Bear

Boy & Bear are an Australian folk band who formed in 2009. Dave Hosking on vocals and guitar, was joined by Killian Gavin, also on vocals and guitar. The duo added Jake Tarasenko on bass guitar and vocals and Tim Hart on drums and vocals and Hart’s brother, Jon, on banjo, mandolin and keyboards. The familiar yet unique presentation of Boy & Bear is a welcome addition to the independent folk commune of musicians. Their catchy expression […] Read more »

Music Notes – Monday, April 7, 2014

Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof on Peaches Geldof’s death: ‘We are beyond pain’. [NME] Kurt Cobain ‘wanted to record an album of old blues covers’ prior to his death. [NME] Jack White announces one-off London gig. [NME] Sam Smith announces UK tour dates. [NME] Slash album is finished. [CR] Weezer record song in Jack White’s Third Man Records booth. [NME] Richie Sambora confirmed for Download Festival. [CR] Watch Thee Oh Sees’ hypnotic ‘Drop’ video. Warpaint unveil ‘Disco//very’/'Keep It […] Read more »

Manchester Orchestra, Kaiser Chiefs, Bombay Bicycle Club


Stream the new album ‘Cope’ by Manchester Orchestra in its entirety Kaiser Chiefs are back with a new album called “Education, Education, Education & War”, which you can stream in full right now. Download the new song, “Luna”, from Bombay Bicycle Club‘s, ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’. Read more »



I recently traveled to New York City to introduce myself to a very talented musician from Ireland. It was the first time visiting America for Hozier, the 24-year-old with a talent and expression of life experience well beyond his years. He handled himself with grace in the midst of some very tough questions for his first national interview. I watched as the nervous wringing of the hands turned into a passionate explanation of his experiences […] Read more »

Black Lips, Lake Street Drive, Ages and Ages


Download “Bad Self Portraits” from Lake Street Drive. Download   Ages and Ages, “Divisionary (Do The Right Thing)”  Check out another track from the ‘Divisionary’ release which is due on March 25. Stream the new album from Black Lips, ‘Underneath The Rainbow’ before the March 18 release. Check out “Boys in the Wood” from the album.   Read more »

Bad Suns


Southern California rock band Bad Suns formed in 2012 and in the short time since inception, have managed to be musically beyond their years. Made up of Christo Bowman (vocals), Gavin Bennett (bass), Miles Morris (drums) and Ray Libby (guitar) the four piece ranges from ages 19-22 yet has a sound reminiscent of rock stalwarts from generations past. “I grew up with a lot of world music playing in the house. When I was 10, […] Read more »