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Hamilton Leithauser’s Big Dream About Being Heard – Live in Concert

It’s a singer’s worst nightmare. Hamilton Leithauser is opening his mouth and nothing is coming out. At Boston nightclub Royale, the 39-year old indie rock journeyman is on stage belting … Continue reading

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Sleep Well Beast – The National – album review

At some point in the last five years, the National became indie rock royalty. There was no formal ceremony per se, no keys to the executive washroom granted, but an … Continue reading

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DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar – album review

Damn, indeed. Damn, if 2015 doesn’t seem like the good ol’ days. You know, when Kendrick Lamar’s last album, To Pimp a Butterfly, stood defiantly, arms crossed, neck deep in America’s murky, … Continue reading

May 1, 2017 · 3 Comments

Hot Thoughts – Spoon – album review

On “Finer Feelings” from 2007’s Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, Spoon front man Britt Daniel postulated a remedy for all that ailed him: “Sometimes I think that I’ll find a … Continue reading

March 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

150 Seconds to Shibui: The Best Short Songs You Might Have Missed

Original ceramic art by Matthew Chambers The Japanese word “Shibui” refers to an aesthetic of subtle, unobtrusive beauty often characterized by simplicity and economy of form. In the context of … Continue reading

February 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

I See You – The xx – album review

A couple years ago Spotify divulged that “Intro” from the xx’s self-titled debut was the song most often found on user playlists whose titles contained the word “sex.” It came … Continue reading

January 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

Best Music of 2016: #5-1

he10-6 | 5-1 5) Solange “Cranes In The Sky” – A Seat at the Table “Got a lot to be mad about” Solange Knowles admits on her third and easily … Continue reading

January 1, 2017 · Leave a comment