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PLAYING DETROIT: Summer Solstice Playlist

By | June 21st, 2017|Categories: FEATURES, playing Detroit, Recent|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Ypsilanti power-pop trio Lightning Love may no longer play together, but their 2012 gem "So Easy" will always be a perfect summer jam. School is out, bare skin exposed and the sense [...]

INTERVIEW: Spowder Summons the Spirit of Rock with Health Palm

By | June 20th, 2017|Categories: EXCLUSIVE, FEATURES, Interviews, Profiles|Tags: , , , , , |

Like many a band to come out of New Jersey's unofficial rock capital, New Brunswick swamp rockers Spowder have a wild and passionate energy and melodies that appeal to punkish tendencies. They display a chaotic [...]

NEWS ROUNDUP: Yoko Ono’s “Imagine” Credit, LCD Soundsystem Shows & More

By | June 16th, 2017|Categories: FEATURES, NEWS|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Yoko Ono To Receive Songwriting Credit For 'Imagine" In a 1980 BBC interview, John Lennon admitted that his wife Yoko Ono deserved a co-credit for one of his most beloved solo songs, "Imagine," since much [...]

TRACK PREMIERE: Elisa, “Awake”

By | June 16th, 2017|Categories: EXCLUSIVE, FEATURES, Premieres|Tags: , , , |

Brooklyn-based songstress, Elisa, is releasing the third track, "Awake", off of her self-produced EP Morning Again (also available to stream today!). The emotional underpinnings of Morning Again are anchored in her self-described visceral reaction to a fomenting culture [...]

TRACK PREMIERE: Sad Baxter “Doubt”

By | June 16th, 2017|Categories: FEATURES, Premieres, Track of the Week|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When I was first introduced to the music of Sad Baxter, via 2016’s Weirdy, I realized they filled a void I didn’t even know existed: here was a band that was not afraid to go [...]

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Highlights from Bonnaroo 2017

By | June 14th, 2017|Categories: FEATURES, NEWS, Show Reviews|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

photo by Jorgenson Photography via Bonnaroo Facebook Four years in the Tennessee heat. Bonnaroo 2017 was my fourth year heading to "The Farm" and despite grumbles over Live Nation buying the fest, Bonnaroo [...]