Throwback Thursday: R.E.M. – Green

Just shy of its 29th birthday, R.E.M.’s sixth album, GREEN, is the midpoint of the band’s three-album journey into the mainstream.   The band had steadily progressed from a popular college-rock band throughout the early eighties, ever encroaching upon the margins of Pop/Rock, with a sound and style that would lay the foundation for the “alternative” prefix. … More Throwback Thursday: R.E.M. – Green

New Music Spotlight: Walk Into a Storm, The Lone Bellow

One of the things that a reviewer of new music looks for is differences from previous works.    The Lone Bellow‘s latest, Walk Into a Storm (due out September 15), merits particular scrutiny in this regard, owing to the band’s decision to relocate from Brooklyn to Nashville between albums two and three.  Specifically, does the … More New Music Spotlight: Walk Into a Storm, The Lone Bellow

New Music Spotlight: Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie

  Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie was released on June 9th of this year. Any self-respecting Baby Boomer will immediately recognize these names as two-fifths of the band Fleetwood Mac.  That alone is enough to pique the interest, but then to learn that two more members – Mick Fleetwood and John McVie – are major contributors to … More New Music Spotlight: Lindsey Buckingham Christine McVie