25 April, 2011

The Subways - A Brief History

In order to provide some context into my music preferences, I guess I should provide some insight into the I love the Subways, and it’s an unequivocal love that is a case of “Right band, right time” in every sense.  However, in spite of this, I don’t think that you can write them off just based on this.  In fact, I think that the most important music one will ever hear comes from this alchemy, and this is largely why the Beatles were so important.  But the Subways stand out because they are exactly what music needs at this point, and that’s a young and hungry rock band not afraid to seem a little stupid and trite while searching for its own voice, because when they do find their voice above their influences the band is a rock n’ roll hydra that towers over the accomplishments of their peers. 

06 April, 2011

Foo Fighters - Wasting Light

 (Note:  This is an advance review.  Wasting Light will be released in stores and online in the United States on April 12, 2011)

Wasting Light isn’t going to surprise anybody with its sound, but that’s par for the course with the Foo Fighters at this point.  What should surprise you is how tight the set is, and the hope is that the Foo Fighters can really pull off the neat trick of growing older without losing any of their fire.  As far as this year goes, I’m comfortable with claiming that it’s a great way to begin the summer, and is the strongest that the band has sounded in years. 

01 April, 2011

ArtSTALK - A New Home!

Hello reader,

I have found a home for my work on ArtSTALK, a blog site created and edited by students in the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication.  This is exciting news because it now allows you to find a ton of other content from other soon-to-be influential bloggers, and it also pretties up some of my work a bit.  Check out my first post here, then go online and let me know what you think if you haven't already.  More new content is coming on the way, I swear it!