Perfume Genius | Way Out West – August 11, 2017

It was with great enthusiasm that my fellow audience members and I welcomed Perfume Genius – dressed in a white tank top, tailored beige plaid pants with elaborate details on the knees connoting musketeer boots, shiny black semi high-heeled shoes and a thick fake gold chain around his neck – on stage in Slottsskogen on…

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Song of The Day: George Ezra “Don’t Matter Now”

George Ezra has a new single out today, “Don’t Matter Now” which he calls “an anthem for all us over-thinkers and second-guessers.” Ezra says he wrote the song in 2015 after a bout with anxiety to remind himself that it’s okay to take a break now and then and take everything in. I give you…

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Retro Review: Tori Amos | BJCC, Alabama – August 14, 1998

So, you’ve seen one Tori Amos show, you’ve seen them all, right? Um, no. Dear reader, I once filled an entire computer hard drive with Napster downloads of live Tori Amos gigs from the early 2000s. Every show was different, every moment seemed new and poignant. Sometimes the stories changed, the moods changed, the bass…

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Bon Jovi | United Center, Chicago, IL – March 26, 2017

  In twenty-two years, I’ve never seen a bad Bon Jovi show. From Chattanooga to Atlanta, London, Nashville, Memphis, Chicago, Gulf Shores Beach,  I’ve seen the band almost twenty times and I can’t remember a single time I’ve been disappointed with one of their sets. The March 26th, show at United Center in Chicago was…

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Hard Times: Happy Songs For You This Friday

Hey, who even defines happy anymore? Even Paramore know we’re fucked. Check out their latest “Hard Times” from their upcoming LP After Laughter. In the super colorful, electro-pop techno-tripping video directed by Andrew Joffe, newly blonde Hayley Williams sings, “And I gotta get to rock bottom.” Well, I don’t know about that, but I do…

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Music Review: Mund – Hunting

It’s becoming increasingly harder to figure out the genres of specific artists with each passing year. Since artists are always looking for ways better express themselves, and the genres, tools, and even instruments are all getting mixed up and transformed in the process, the overall music world begins to ‘rotate’ at a faster pace. It seems as…

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Song of the Wild: Foxygen – America

In the light of recent events… Foxygen‘s „America“.

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Song of the Wild: Of Monsters And Men – Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles Cover)

Any fans of The Beatles? Of Monsters and Men just shared a cover of “Eleanor Rigby” they surely can be proud of.

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Song of the Wild: Keaton Henson – No Witnesses

Keaton Henson did it again…  Breathtakingly beautiful.

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Song of the Wild: Bjéar – Firefall

Beautiful new track from Australian multi-instrumentalist Bjéar. Can’t wait for the album!

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