After reading Maggie’s blog, (HI MAGGIE) it inspired me to also write something up of a virtual concert experience I got to enjoy during the pandemic. Like many others, I have struggled with not being able to go to any live shows for over a year. I just really miss the feeling leading up to a show, the feeling during, and the high that remains for a while after. But it is what it is right now, and all I can do is look forward for the next one I’ll be able to go to again. But
There are no casual The Hold Steady listeners, it turns out. Nobody just likes a couple of The Hold Steady songs. This is a group that knows its fans, plays to its fans, and damn all the rest. Now, I boarded that train a bit late, just last year I think, but damn if they’ve not become one of my favorite bands of all time. Beginning in 2004 with the release of Almost Killed Me through Stay Positive (their magnum-opus of a fourth album in 2008) they were batting 100 and could h
If you are reading this, you are either familiar with my music taste or you know that I provide insightful recommendations. This is beside the point. The POINT: Drum and Bass The RATIONALE: I could be off BASS here, (wow puns) but I am just going to say it. Drum and Bass is that weird millennial parent to what all the youngsters fancy today: hyperpop or PC Music. I am fully prepared to get publicly shunned for making this comment, but what is cancel culture really? A bad side
To celebrate Black History Month we’ve been adding additional music by black artists to our on-air rotation! This has included everything from Jazz and Blues classics to some modern Hip-Hop tunes. Here is a playlist of everything that has been added to our rotation for Black History Month.
Being a live music lover, going nearly a year without going to live shows has been tough and I know I’m not the only one. I live off of that energy for weeks on end so not having it in my life has forced me to look for good vibes elsewhere. Thankfully musicians are adapting to the virtual world well and are putting on some really cool live events! Recently I was lucky enough to attend one of these live virtual shows for Tai Verdes. Well attend may be a strong word choice… I w
Here’s the thing… here’s the thing… I should be doing homework right now, and this is going to upset a lot of people. As I’m writing this it’s one in the AM, and I told myself this could wait until tomorrow, but the past few days I have been blinded with confusion and anger and for what? I’ll tell you what, that’s what. So, The Weeknd played the Big Game this Sunday, and it was a big event, right? People in the music sphere as well as the sports sphere were talking about the
Vanilla, vanilla, vanilla is what you’re thinking. Def Leppard is who this dude grew up on? To that I respond with “I’ll thank you to hold your tongue and let me tell this story. Much appreciated.” So, Def Leppard was a late sort of obsession in my childhood. The summer after middle-school. For much of my youth, I’d listened only to what my parents did, as many kids do, but in my case that wasn’t a bad thing. They had pretty great taste! A lot of 60’s Soul, 70’s Punk, Surf Ro