In “Narcos” Pablo Escobar embodies Machiavelli’s famous phrase: “It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.”
Kevin J. Anderson and Neil Peart return to the world of Albion in “Clockwork Lives”
‘Cause I’m Stephen Colbert, yes I’m the real Colbert/All you other Stephen Colberts are just imitating/So won’t the real Stephen Colbert please stand up/Please stand up/ Please stand up?
In the Single Play spotlight: Nova Heart, The Wooden Sky, We Are Z, and Skinny Lister.
In the “Single Play” spotlight this week: Steve Martin & Edie Brickell, ZZ Ward, A Silent Film, and Ayla
The stock market crash leads to the inevitable question: is the sky falling?
Zombies in L.A.? Man, what a bummer…
Iron Maiden is back, so is Natalie Imbruglia. Add to that Teddybears, and newcomer Pushing Static, and you have this week’s “Single Play.”
Beck, Brooklynn, Grace Potter and Nadia Nair are in this week’s “Single Play” spotlight.
Is there anything revelatory in the deluxe edition of Led Zeppelin’s “In Through The Out Door?” Yes and no.
Murder, conspiracy, and betrayal…welcome to L.A.
Rush’s busts out the deep cuts in a 40 year retrospective concert.
Cynical, bed-hopper and boozy…and those are her good qualities!
Tom Petty dusts off one from the vaults, The Darkness channel the Rolling Stones, Astrid’s Tea Party will Electroshock you, and Heart/Dancer will surprise you.
New music from Joywave, Shenna, Django Django and Boz Scaggs. Wait. What? Boz Scaggs? Yes Indeed.
New music from MS MR, Leitbur, Marika Hackman, and a newish one from Boom! Bap! Pow!
“Tracker” takes us on a slow journey across Mark Knopfler’s career
New music from Foo Fighters, Nita Chawla, The Juliana Hatfield Three, and The Love§trange
The return of Bjork and The Church…along with newcomers Vienna Ditto and Sirena are in the “Single Play” spotlight this week.
New music from Marilyn Manson, Melody Rose, Mark Knopfler, and Marika Hackman are in this week’s “Single Play” spotlight.
A critical look at a critical look at the history of the music video.
It’s the 35th Anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s “In Through The Out Door”
Is Paul Stanley’s epitaph: “Loving father and husband; asshole bandmate?”
The Bottom Dollars channel The Clash’s energy with an Americana twist.
When they took off the makeup, did KISS have good records? Um, yeah!
The Basement Tapes, “I’m Walking Away” You know, music from New Zealand isn’t only about Flight of the Conchords or Lorde. I’ve featured The Basement Tapes before, and wouldn’t feature them again if it wasn’t for the fact that the type of electronica music they create is so freakin’ great. Electronica is a genre that can be very soulless, but The Basement Tapes inject the human element into the mix by featuring vocalists who contrast the hypnotic, but chill, beats with voices that certainly have soul. Have a listen to “I’m Walking Away” and you’ll hear what I mean. My only complaint about the song is that it’s too short. Elephant Stone, “A Silent Moment” During the 1960s, many rock and pop groups looked to India to infuse their music with an exotic or meditative sound that eventually got labeled “psychedelic.” Well, that trend didn’t completely vanish. Elephant Stone has picked up on the long arc of groups who have dipped their musical toes into the psychedelic waters for both inspiration and expression. However, Elephant …
Chris Holmes and Ted Asregadoo talk to David Bottrill about mixing “Vapor Trails Remixed.”
Dw DUNPHY: Well, now that Syria has vanished from the front pages, Big Tea has refocused on the fight they really wanted: Running the government into a brick wall. Praise the lord and pass the ammo. JON CUMMINGS: Unfortunately, the polls show that Republicans have attained one of the key goals of their “governance”-by-crisis shenanigans of the last three years: Large numbers of Americans now believe that government is incapable of playing a healthy or positive role in dealing with the big issues, such as job creation, health care and rising income inequality. Operating on Chaos Theory since 2011 – since 2007, really – the GOP has convinced the public that chaos is all that’s possible. The flipside of that is that senior and/or sane Republicans (and when we’re calling Mitch McConnell “sane,” we’re really off the reservation) recognize that a government shutdown or a credit default would be too much chaos for the public to bear. If the GOP were simply to make no waves between now and November 2014, the midterm election of …
The drumbeat of war is tapping away again. How does the US stand to lose or gain from an act of aggression against Syria?
New Music from Tiny Dragons, Like Swimming, Scarlette Fever, and Daytrip