Friday, October 19th, 2018

Local Review: Farewell Drifters following played-out trend

Posted on January 20, 2014 by dkelly in Arts & Culture

Tomorrow Forever, set to be released next Tuesday, shows The Farewell Drifters in the midst of development. The tracks off of Tomorrow Forever stick close to the folk-rock sound that has risen to prominence in recent years. Ambient drums are mixed with driving rhythms, strummed mandolin and acoustic guitar are matched with loud vocals. Electric […]

Looking ahead: Must-listen winter releases

Posted on December 09, 2013 by dkelly in Arts & Culture

1. Bruce Springsteen High Hopes Due out Jan. 14, High Hopes is a highly anticipated album. With guitar work coming from Tom Morello, and a few tracks with deceased sax player, Clarence Clemons, this album is not one to be missed. The title track, released in November as a single, presents Springsteen in a modern […]

National Review: Davis does a lot with a little

Posted on December 01, 2013 by dkelly in Arts & Culture

Guy Davis, American bluesman and storyteller, shows the priceless value of acoustic blues on Juba Dance. Although modern unamplified blues is not as prominent as it should be in the mainstream music scene, advances in the style are still being made on a regular basis. Guy Davis is at the forefront of the style. His […]

National Review: The Head and the Heart stay too still

Posted on November 11, 2013 by dkelly in Uncategorized

Let’s Be Still, released by The Head and the Heart, is buried in the folk/rock sound that has become so common with indie music. The tracks on this album are good, but nothing new is being added to the genre. A formula for success that has worked with so many other bands is being used […]

National Review: B-Room, this old dog’s tricks are good enough

Posted on October 09, 2013 by dkelly in Album Reviews, Arts & Culture

B-Room, released last Monday by rock band Dr. Dog, is less than adventurous, but who cares? This release is a continuation of what Dr. Dog is best at: churning out catchy indie-rock tracks that don’t require much intellectual capacity but are infinitely fun to listen to. The best thing about B-Room is its familiarity. These […]