Music

Best Songs of 2013 (So Far)

There’s been so much amazing music released as of late that it’s coming at us from almost every direction. The Editors at Across the Margin…

Branching Out

by: Douglas Grant A fan’s loyalty ofttimes becomes challenged when an artist chooses to take risks. We ask…..Is this fair? Fandom is a strange phenomenon….

Bathing in Falsetto

by: Michael Shields A look back at a decade of music that finds me here today bathing in falsetto. How I grew to love Bon Iver…….

Mistaken For Strangers

by: Michael Shields A new documentary takes you on the road with The National, while exploring what it means to be brothers…. Tom Berninger is…

Ironman — Gold Edition

by: Michael Shields A true classic gets a makeover…… It’s rare that a hip-hop track will incite the sort of emotion I experienced the first…

Lysandre

by: Michael Shields Christopher Owens opens up his heavy heart on his solo debut, Lysandre….. Artists have released concept albums to varying degrees of success…

Taking Sides

by: Michael Shields Amanda Palmer’s endeavor to change the music business through an active connection with her supporters meets some resistance…. This time would be…

Yeasayer’s Fragrant World

by: Michael Shields Yeasayer’s latest album, ‘Fragrant World’, further defines their unique sound while inviting you into a demented rhythm and blues dream…. I have…

Working by Hindsight

by: Michael Bradford Stuck in the waiting room with so much more to offer-and then still waiting….. I imagined, as a boy, being everything else…

Disconnection Drops

by: Douglas Grant Every Tuesday night I listen to Tony Touch’s show Toca Tuesdays on Sirius XM. It’s a mixtape session of hip-hop featuring artists…