Monthly Archive: April, 2012

Triple Play with Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, BLUSH, and Mark Stewart

“And Now for Something Completely Different…” That line is of course a Monty Python reference but it really applies to this particular edition of “A-Sides,” which finds three completely different artists sharing their… Continue reading

Triple Trouble! Hollis Brown, The Spring Standards, and The High Strung

Apologies to Wayne Campbell, but perhaps there’s a lot more going on in Delaware than he first thought. The Spring Standards, a trio of musicians (James Cleare, Heather Robb, and James Smith) who… Continue reading

A Silent Film Continues Leaving Their Mark

Jean Dujardin and The Artist danced their way to an Oscar a few months ago, but it could be a different “silent film” that could actually have more staying power. The Oxford-based band… Continue reading

Our Lady Peace Throws a Curve, Discusses the Late Chris Benoit

Some bands refuse to play some of their songs live. Radiohead immediately comes to mind, because for the most part, they rarely perform their mega-hit “Creep” on tour. The reasoning varies from band… Continue reading

Obie Trice Toasts Bottoms Up

To quote the classic rock “sexy time” song by Foreigner, it’s been feeling a lot like “the first time” for Obie Trice lately, and I mean that strictly in terms of his music.… Continue reading

Candlebox Is Never “Far Behind”

For the better part of the 1990s, plaid shirts and Seattle grunge rock were king. I’m not saying Biggie Smalls and Jewel weren’t top stars of the decade, but for me, I was… Continue reading

Foxy Shazam “Likes It”; Hey Rim Jeon Plays It

It seems the music industry — charts and award shows anyway — are too focused these days on Adele, her majesty’s clones, auto-tuned hip hoppers and tween artists that appeal to the Twilight… Continue reading