Category Archives: CDs

The Beat Interviews: Johnny Hickman of Cracker

This Saturday night, March 28th, Cracker will be playing a full 60-minute set at the House of Blues Sunset as part of the fundraising Ticked Off Music Fest. If any of you have seen “The Punk Singer,” the story of Kathleen … Continue reading

Posted in CDs, Interviews, Live Music, Music, Upcoming Events | Leave a comment

Rythm and Brews: Cauld Reekie and This Is The Sea

Steve Stewart began brewing beer at the age of 16 from simple retail kits. He soon progressed to more complicated brews. Discovering that he could undertake a degree in brewing at university, there was no turning back. After spending some time … Continue reading

Posted in Beer, CDs, Music | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Black Lantern Knows the Future

The Black Lantern from Long Beach, California, could be the punk version of Nostradamus. Unless of course they are speaking with confidence of their own future, which given the sounds and delivery on their debut album We Know The Future could be … Continue reading

Posted in CDs, Music | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Check Out the New Dengue Fever Video

Rom Say Sok is the first video from Dengue Fever’s fifth album, “The Deepest Lake” that just dropped today. It is available in CD format, downloads or colored vinyl. Buy it here. The record release show will be held at the Echoplex … Continue reading

Posted in CDs, Live Music, Music, Upcoming Events | 1 Comment

Jesika von Rabbit greets the New Year with new music, a new record and a new show

Jesika von Rabbit always loved music. “My mother started me on piano lessons when I was five years old”, she said. “She was a singer growing up in Wisconsin and I knew I loved music like from straight out of … Continue reading

Posted in CDs, Live Music, Miscellanious, Music | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Album Review: Rachel Thomasin’s “Microforms”

Rachel Thomasin is an independent singer/songwriter based in Boston, who uses “an eclectic variety of instruments, synthesizers, and samplers” to create “experimental and atmospheric pop music” (artist bio). She has been recording since 2012, as well as performing in Boston … Continue reading

Posted in CDs, Miscellanious, Music | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

CD Review – Metropolitan Klezmer, Mazel Means Good Luck

There is something uniquely invigorating about a klezmer band in full flight. And quite possibly nothing more pathetic (in the original, true, sense of the word) than a klezmer band in mournful, melancholy mood. If proof is required, Metropolitan Klezmer … Continue reading

Posted in CDs | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

ALBUM REVIEW/CONCERT PREVIEW: Wish Granter by the Atomic Sherpas

Wish Granter, the Atomic Sherpas’ third release, is a complex, conceptual assortment of music that captures the Los Angeles band’s fascinating evolution and its mastery of jazz, funk, rock and roll and avant garde. Formed in 2000 by Los Angeles … Continue reading

Posted in CDs, Live Music, Music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Few Favorites of 2014

Here is a Year End list of favorite music, movies and books. I generally don’t read books the same year they are published, partly because I borrow from libraries more than I buy, and partly because I just tend to be … Continue reading

Posted in Books, CDs, Miscellanious, Movies, Music | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

20 Gifts for Under $20

There is no reason to break the bank during the holidays. It’s more important to choose something thoughtful and fun instead of something expensive and predictable. These gifts are perfect for that work friend or the new date you don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Beauty, Books, CDs, DVDs, Fashion, Movies, Shopping, Television | Leave a comment