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Music Reviews

5 ASMR-triggering Albums 5 ASMR-triggering Albums 09/12/2017

by ELI JACE > My silly Peruvian roommate, whom I go out of my way to avoid, comes into the…
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Neck Deep – A Review Neck Deep – A Review 09/04/2017

by MATT BACON > So Neck Deep are back with another record. I know I’m a little behind he ball…
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Thoughts On The New Kesha Thoughts On The New Kesha 08/31/2017

by MATT BACON > So the new Kesha is out. Regular readers know that I’m a huge fan of her…
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Exhibitionism is a Hoarder’s House of Rolling Stones History Exhibitionism is a Hoarder’s House of Rolling Stones History 06/16/2017

To get to the Rolling Stones’ traveling career retrospective, Exhibitionism, you have to follow the path of many tongues through…
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Went to See At The Drive-In & All I Got Was This Bruised Rib Went to See At The Drive-In & All I Got Was This Bruised Rib 05/28/2017

It started with maracas. An afro outlined in white light. Then a train-chugging drum roll along the tom-toms to start…
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New Flaming Lips=your day-tripping soundtrack of 2017 New Flaming Lips=your day-tripping soundtrack of 2017 04/11/2017

Presenting: the day-tripping album of 2017 — Oczy Mlody by the Flaming Lips. The album, released this past January,  carries…
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On “Prisoner” Ryan Adam Misses her like Candy On “Prisoner” Ryan Adam Misses her like Candy 04/11/2017

In reading some reviews of Ryan Adams’ new album, Prisoner, released earlier this year, I saw one writer describe the…
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Live Review: Wire at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix Live Review: Wire at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix 04/07/2017

Wire’s tour in support of their new album, Silver/Lead, struck first in Phoenix, Arizona on March 28 at the Crescent…
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Live Review: R. Carlos Nakai Quartet at Mesa Arts Center Live Review: R. Carlos Nakai Quartet at Mesa Arts Center 02/16/2017

“Get your arthritis out,” R. Carlos Nakai said, shaking out his arms, before his Quartet took the stage of the…
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Code Orange live review Code Orange live review 02/03/2017

by ELI JACE > The streets above ground were calm and quiet in downtown Mesa last Sunday night. Down below,…
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New PC Worship album New PC Worship album 01/19/2017

by ELI JACE > The Grinch would not enjoy this album. What, with all the noise, Noise, NOISE. Like its…
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5 of the Year’s Best Albums 5 of the Year’s Best Albums 12/31/2016

2016 was a huge year for new music. Mainstream headliners like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco, Blink 182, Green Day…
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5 Disappointing Albums from 2016 5 Disappointing Albums from 2016 12/23/2016

There was a lot to be disappointed in from 2016. They took Bowie, Prince, Merle, Leon and Leonard away from…
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GATECREEPER Bring Harsh Conditions on Debut Album GATECREEPER Bring Harsh Conditions on Debut Album 10/19/2016

The Arizona sun can be an oppressive force, an unforgivable presence. “I do think people from Arizona, I think maybe…
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Wilco Shrug with Their Tenth Album, Schmilco Wilco Shrug with Their Tenth Album, Schmilco 10/14/2016

In the past few years Wilco have become the most low key rock band, passively releasing albums at a steady…
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