After all of the dust settled from the exciting athletic competitions staged over last two weeks, everyone turned their attention to the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics last night at Olympic Stadium in London. Billed as "A Symphony Of British Music," the loose and jubilant closing cerem ... More >>
Photo By Steve CohenRay DaviesNovember 8, 2011Fitzgerald Theater, St. PaulFrom the moment Ray Davies stepped onto the Fitzgerald Theater's stage Tuesday evening, it was clear we caught him on a good night. The notoriously mercurial Kinks frontman even announced as much to the sold-out crowd at ... More >>
Holiday weeks are hell on columns like this one. Not because nothing happens, but because nobody's around to report on what's happening. In any event, here's what we were able to find out about what went down while we were hanging Christmas lights, getting sick, and stuffing ourselves full of tur ... More >>
The 7" Review blog has seen its share of punk bands of late--in large part because that's a genre that utilizes the short-play format more frequently. This edition brings a little more variety to the table in Milwaukee's The Goodnight Loving. The band just released a full-length companion t ... More >>
The time has come to purify our hearts and minds of the guilty pleasures in our iPods. You could be next.
The songs we can't escape
A spirited non-conversation with Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt
Blur's musical diaspora: Beyond the waterloo sunset, Africa!
Who needs kissing? These non-nookie songs teach you more about love.
Dave Davies chats about alien invasion and spiritual healing
Scottish indie-pop savants Belle and Sebastian keep postponing the doldrums of maturity, one album at a time
The Hang Ups return home with a new album, a new sound, and a new chance to start over
The Cutest Band in America?: Boston's Papas Fritas
If You're Feeling Sinister