Things You Can Buy Today 21 January 2014

Reverend Horton Heat – ‘REV.” New Release Links Rev. Horton Heat – ‘REV.‘. “Putting the pedal down on the instrumental “Victory Lap,” singer/guitarist Jim Heath, bassist Jim “Jimbo” Wallace and drummer Scott Churilla also tear and swing through revved-up rockabilly on “Smell of Gasoline” and “Scenery Going By,” a slippery instrumental, some chugging punk on “Schizoid”…

Albert Hammond Jr. Is Right On!

‘AHJ‘Out Now By Walter PriceOne of the most reasonable members of The Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr. has announced a handful of dates to supports his recently released EP AHJ. Clever indeed! It is no secret that I normally stay away from all things The Strokes but I have been finding Hammond’s short but right-on offering pretty great, Dig It! I…

Things You Can Buy 29 October 2013

Arcade Fire – ‘Reflektor’ New Album Release Links Arcade Fire – ‘Reflektor’ “Dramatic, overarching themes dominate “Reflektor.” One is the Greek myth of Orpheus, the master musician whose tragic, human flaws kept him from saving his love, Eurydice  (portrayed in the album artwork). Another is the Caribbean island nation of Haiti, from which band member…

Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra Thoughts & Tour (NSFW)

‘Theatre Is Evil’OUT NOW By Walter Price Over the years I have considered myself some sort of passive fan of The Dresden Dolls. I have only owned their 2003 self-titled charmer and have been to a handful of mostly entertaining shows. I sort of found that I wasn’t fully getting the message or drinking enough of…

Lovers Electric In Plain Sight

‘Waiting For Something To Happen’Available Now By Walter Price Some of the best things in life can often happen in plain-sight without you being an initial witness. Take for example, Lovers Electric. An indie pop duo who have been making fresh sounds and writing poignant, beautiful, and soulful verses for a number of years and several releases and I…

Christine McKinley, Dork So Cool…

‘Gracie and the Atom’ OUT NOW By Claudia Price dork  /ˈdoɚk/ noun informal : a person who behaves awkwardly around other people and usually has unstylish clothes, hair, etc. (Merriam–Webster)    Author, TV personality, writing musicals, public speaker, riding a bike through Israel (alone), mechanical engineer, savior of lost pets and superb singer/songwriter. Oh, yes,…

Review: The Mercy Kills – ‘Happy To Kill You’

‘Happy To Kill You’OUT NOW By Alle Royale It’s not long ago that I talked on these pages about Melbourne’s finest, Mammoth Mammoth, and now another Australian export kicks and jumps to my attention; The Mercy Kills is a half male-half female distortion fuelled quartet, with the proper looks of a teenager’s poster dream, but no…

Review: John Mayer – ‘Paradise Valley’

‘Paradise Valley’Out Now By Alle Royale There are American artists, huge stars in the States, that, no matter what, seem like they are never going to appeal to the Europeans; the first example coming to mind is Dave Matthews, the second one is John Mayer. The young guitar slinger, pop chansonnier, Grammy winner, gossip columns favourite,…

Review: Julian Lennon – ‘Everything Changes’

‘Everything Changes’Out Now By Ken Michaels Julian Lennon’s latest album “Everything Changes’” is  a treasure to behold.  While I usually refrain from making comparisons in an artist’s body of work, somehow I don’t mind calling this Julian’s finest album. Imagine if you’re an artist and you took all the time you need to painstakingly make sure…

Justin Townes Earle

“Nothing’s Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now”OUT NOW By Walter PriceHave you had the opportunity to listen to  singer, composer,songwriter, producer, board-game player, Chicago Cubs fanatic and (not as important) son of Steve … Justin Townes Earle?This ever changing artists has been build a great career for the past six years doing music he seems interesting and is…