New Music Spotlight: Wonderful Wonderful – The Killers

Unlike my oldest son, who internalized The Killers‘ second album Sam’s Town during his teenage years, I am a reluctant, late-to-the-party Killers fan.  Rather than really getting to know the breadth of their work, I have cherry-picked my favorite songs from the available four albums and discarded the rest. Their fifth album, Wonderful Wonderful, released … More New Music Spotlight: Wonderful Wonderful – The Killers

Weekend Extra: Tom Petty, The Patron Saint of Road Trip Music

Alongsideyour78s is about making generational connections through music.  The focus is often on introducing Boomers to new music and asking for an open ear and open mind.  Millennials, I have found, need no such encouragement.  Most are quite willing to accept and enjoy a song that’s been around for 50 years as easily as one … More Weekend Extra: Tom Petty, The Patron Saint of Road Trip Music

New Music Spotlight: Half Light – Rostam

In early 2016, Rostam Batmanglij announced his departure from the popular indie band Vampire Weekend.  Since then, he’s been active in the music scene, working with a number of various other artists.  On September 15th, he released his first solo album, Half-Light. For indie fans, and in particular Vampire Weekend fans, the wait has been … More New Music Spotlight: Half Light – Rostam