Archive for 'Music'

Word of mouth

Word of mouth

Unheralded but loaded literary and musical lineup comes to the Lyceum this weekend [...]

Peter Bjorn and John and the genre of annoyance

Peter Bjorn and John and the genre of annoyance

Get ready to get sick of Peter Bjorn and John again.  [...]

Soundbites: Is this it? Strokes album bruises good name

Soundbites: Is this it? Strokes album bruises good name

After five years of impatience, the unveiling of the Strokes newest album had fans edging with anticipation. But the crew that evolved rock at the millenniums onset with Is This It has barely dented it [...]

Soundbites: Travis Barker meshes mosh pits and hip-hop on first solo album

The fusion of rock and hip-hop has been a natural partnership since the latters inception. Without rock, there would be no hip-hop, but most rap-rock projects have been characterized by colliding the genres rather than blending [...]

The kids are alright

The kids are alright

When it comes to music, Del Ray resident Neal Learner doesnt believe kids should be sold short. So he released Would You Like to Be A Mermaid? earlier this year, the first album from Neal Learner [...]

Soundbites: Lupe Fiasco’s ‘Lasers” is dim-lit

Soundbites: Lupe Fiasco’s ‘Lasers” is dim-lit

Nothing about this uninspired cacophony of annoyed rhetoric spliced with clawless hooks speaks to the hip-hop prodigy Lupe Fiasco once was. [...]

Soundbites: Middle Brother’s lyrics speak for themselves

The dream team concept often works in the sports world, but its success rate is fickle in the music industry. Think Chris Cornell and Tom Morellos Audioslave project: some decent hits on two albums, but an [...]

Soundbites: Radiohead’s got transcendent sound on its mind

Soundbites: Radiohead’s got transcendent sound on its mind

The newspaper industry could learn something from Radiohead. When value-killing Internet freeware began sinking the music industry around the turn of the century, Thom Yorke and his experimental English posse took note and adjusted.  [...]

Cut Copy pastes together a dance narrative

Cut Copy pastes together a dance narrative

As 99-cent songs pervade online music stores like the dollar menu at a Wendys drive-thru, its nice to come across complete albums worthy of an extra-value meal label. [...]

Soundbites: U.S. Royalty’s bid for D.C.’s throne

Soundbites: U.S. Royalty’s bid for D.C.’s throne

It is written: Anything published about a D.C.-based band garnering national attention even the slightest bit must mention Ian MacKaye and/or his road-paving punk projects Fugazi and Minor Threat. Now that thats out of [...]