A Change of Pace is not too much of a change, really. Stylistically similar to many of its musical colleagues, this stands out in few ways. They are musically creative beyond many of the innumerable emo-hardcore act out there. They are also chunkier than most, and thus a lot more interesting to listen to, musically.
Minneapolis bred Brother Ali, the Albino with the mostest, is the new crown prince of hip hop. While Slick Rick set the bar pretty high with his oft-imitated, but never duplicated, classic debut album The Great Adventures Of Slick Rick The Ruler, Ali rises to the challenge with his, under-rated, slept on debut, Shadows On […]
Oftentimes, lucky accidents or serendipitous coincidences result in sublime combinations never before imagined. Much like a gourmet chef creates great cuisine out of happenstance; the sonic seasonings created by the unlikely yet immaculate collaboration between Japanese Super-producer, Hoppy Kamiyama and legendary bassist Bill Laswell simmers up a surprisingly savory plate of futuristic funk. Joined by […]
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004, Wes Anderson) Wes Anderson fans are no doubt rejoicing over the latest quirky, colorful comedy from the hipster-film king. After all, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou stars Bill Murray, Owen Wilson and Anjelica Huston, and has sight gags aplenty along with the requisite witty one-liners. What it […]
This issue finds me with two sophomore records from side or new projects from singers of well-known punk bands. The more canonical of these, Roger Miret of seminal New York hardcore band Agnostic Front, arrives with a beer-and-brotherhood-soaked barroom brawl of an album straight from the streets of the Lower East Side. The Disasters are […]
There’s something in the (dirty) water in Boston that produces great street punk, something part Irish and steadfastly working-class that makes songs about hard work, unions, families, friendships and drinking sound heartfelt and makes even the most privileged WASP’s sing along. We already knew Mike McColgan from the Dropkick Murphys and his debut with the […]