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

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