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The Sons of Hermann Hall is a curious place. On the outside, it looks like an ancient home, with peeling paint and foggy windows. Even the first floor, which contains the bar and restrooms, maintains a bonafide vintage feel. There’s pool, a water fountain, and some other bar games; there’s also a fully stacked snack bar for people who...
The solo project of producer/rapper/actor/writer Donald Glover (AKA Childish Gambino) has flexed his creative muscles after his sophomore album of late last year. Taking time off from writing for NBC shows like Community and 30 Rock, Glover found time to make a brand of alternative hip-hop, a style of rap that has recently emerged and can be seen with artists like A$AP Rocky, Chance The Rapper,...
Iceage Plowing Into The Field Of Love Album Review Matador Records Released October 7, 2014 Genre: Punk Rock, Noise Rock, Art Punk, Post-Punk, Gothic Rock, Cow-Punk (Punk Rock with Country influences) Allow me to catch you up to speed, because this band is criminally under-covered. Formed in 2008,  Danish punk band Iceage who release their debut album, 2011's New...
The Black Keys Turn Blue Album Review Nonesuch Records Released May 12, 2014 Genre: Psychedelic Rock, Garage Rock, Blues Rock You must have been living under a rock for the last decade if you haven’t heard of The Black Keys. From their hit albums Brothers and El Camino, songs in movie trailers, and even drummer Patrick Carney’s amusing feud with pop star Justin Bieber, the ubiquity...
Artists experiencing alienation from their surroundings is nothing special.  What makes an artist great is his total sense of self-awareness and ability to communicate his thoughts and emotions.  Unfortunately, mindsets that lend themselves to self-awareness often result in an inability to interact with others in a socially acceptable manner.  Unable to find meaning in their interpersonal relationships, misunderstood artists...
Darkside Psychic Album Review Matador/Other People Records Released October 4, 2013 Genre: Ambient, Electronica,  (Subtle) Rock, Microhouse Michael White said it best in his  Disclosure review for Pretty Neat Grooves (a music blog Michael and I co-founded and run): "...electronic music has always been a hard genre to comprehend". This difficulty to comprehend is partly due to the instrumentation and scope of sounds, though...
Krewella Get Wet Album Review Columbia Records Released September 20, 2013 Genre: Electro House, Progressive House, Dubstep, Drum & Bass, Drumstep Get Wet is a masterpiece.  I expected a lot of Krewella through the Party Hard EP and the sneak peeks they released in the weeks leading up to the album release, and then they streamed the album on SoundCloud, and that was the moment...
Mark Ronson Uptown Special Album Review Columbia Records Released January 13, 2015 Genre: Funk, R&B, Pop, 70s soul revival   When “Uptown Funk” first infiltrated the airwaves, I was surprised for two main reasons: first at how catchy, upbeat, and groovy the track was, and second at how absolutely no one had even heard of Mark Ronson before then. Ronson’s work has been prominently overlooked...

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