I have a confession to make. I don’t know the first thing about music. Okay, that’s a slight exaggeration. I know the first thing. I know a guitar from a bass, and a saxophone from a flute. But when handed a “contemporary jazz” record to review, I have no idea where to begin.
As much as I dug when rock and hip-hop artists collaborated back in the early ’90s, there’s something that really gets the red corpuscles shaking when that same venture goes the way of dance and rock. The neon cover Girls, Girls, Girls of “Decadence” sure is fitting, ’cause it’s definitely fit for stripper pole…and not […]
The advertising for Tim Lee’s new album No Discretion begins with the proclamation: “13 songs… 6 recording studios in 3 states… 16 musicians… 18 months… 1 finished product…” These are some impressive numbers, which lead the soon to be listener to believe that they hold a magnum opus in their hands. That this is an […]
Some of the fashion trends from the ’70s have come back in the form of leg warmers, bell-bottom jeans, and Candies. That ’70s Show is still one of the best sit-coms on television that will, for whatever reason, never get the recognition it deserves. That was also the era of arena rock ballads and those […]
For better or worse, the music world has been experiencing a resurgence in ’80s-styled synth pop, thanks in part to the lasting appeal of bands like Depeche Mode and the rise of newer acts such as The Faint. Though neither rookies nor merely synth pop, Macha can be counted among those that have emerged in […]
Andy Tanner – vocals/guitar, pianoJustin Blair – bass/back up vocalsSeth Thompson – guitarJameson Becker – drums It was kind a gloomy Sunday in 2002 when I first met up with Laymen Terms, each of using cups of coffee at Pikes Perk to warm up our insides and clear up the fog from the night before. […]
While the typical Oakie set includes an egg timer, complete with intermissions to stand with his arms outstretched out to the masses so they can adore him, the proof is in the pudding when it comes to his mix CDs and original work. Yes, the guy’s ego is nauseating, but throwing his music into your […]