Throwback Thursday: Let the Day Begin – The Call

The Call had the misfortune of being about a decade too late.  Like R.E.M., they formed in 1980.  R.E.M. went on to be considered the grandfathers of alternative rock, forging new paths and garnering fans and acclaim by pushing the genre in new directions.   The Call, on the other hand, struggled throughout their career … More Throwback Thursday: Let the Day Begin – The Call

New Music Spotlight: Beast Epic from Iron and Wine

For those needing an introduction, Iron and Wine is the stage name for singer/songwriter Sam Beam.  His first album was released in 2002, so he’s been around a while. My introduction to Iron and Wine was many years ago when my son played me his cover of “Such Great Heights” by the Postal Service.  This … More New Music Spotlight: Beast Epic from Iron and Wine

Throwback Thursday – “Night Moves” by Bob Seger

Bob Seger was born in 1945 in Detroit Michigan. Thirteen years and seventeen hundred miles hence, I was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho. In ’62, when Seger was living the experiences that inspired the nostalgic “Night Moves,”  I was a mere pre-schooler. In ’76, when I first heard the song, I was in my late … More Throwback Thursday – “Night Moves” by Bob Seger

New Music Spotlight – Pure Comedy, from Father John Misty

Father John Misty followed-up his successful 2016 release, I Love You, Honeybear with Pure Comedy, released on April 7, 2017.  In my review of I Love You, Honeybear, I was less than enthusiastic.  Yet it was well received by others – fans and critics alike – and it made me think that perhaps I’d missed … More New Music Spotlight – Pure Comedy, from Father John Misty

New Music Spotlight: Everything Now from Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire, fronted by husband/wife team Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, released their fifth studio album, Everything Now, on July 28th of this year.  Though they’ve been a popular band since their first album came out nearly thirteen years ago, Everything Now is my first real exposure to Arcade Fire. From what I’ve gathered, this … More New Music Spotlight: Everything Now from Arcade Fire

New Music Spotlight: Something to Tell You – HAIM

At the suggestion of my daughter, I’ve spent the last week or so listening to Something to Tell You, the second and latest album from the band HAIM (pronounced HY-em).   Three sisters – Alana, Danielle, & Este – make up the band and derive the name from their shared last name: Haim. During that week, … More New Music Spotlight: Something to Tell You – HAIM