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SONG REVIEW: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds cover of Elvis Presley’s “In The Ghetto’”

It was only this morning that I found out that “Big Yellow Taxi” was written by Joni Mitchell. It’s a song I’ve heard thousands of times; it has haunted my adolescence from job to job and is unfailingly played while I shop for groceries (even at the time when I had a job stocking groceries)…. Read More ›

SONG REVIEW: Rowland S. Howard’s cover of Townes Van Zandt’s “Nothin'”

Hopelessness is probably the most arresting sentiment to pull across in a song. Usually undertaken alone, it must bleed through in prose, mood, and the overall structure of your discontent. This need to document despondency, and ultimately throw it out upon the common culture, is an attempt to exorcise emotion and offer it up to… Read More ›

ALBUM REVIEW: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ “Push The Sky Away”

By now, Nick Cave has earned the right to put out a bad album. After leading, or more appropriately, surviving his early noise-punk band, The Birthday Party, and settling into a solo career that epitomizes brooding and sexual vindictiveness, I’d say that by album number fifteen, you can safely put out a McCartney-style Kisses on the Bottom… Read More ›

Album Review: Rebekah Delgado’s “Don’t Sleep”

Rebekah Delgado’s redheaded, doe eyed looks keep a secret—one that’s only revealed the moment when she opens her mouth to sing. The voice that Delgado harbors is contradictory to her sweet appearance; it’s grainy, rough and occasionally emotionally ragged, but the lyrics that she croons come straight from the heart. Aptly named after Delgado’s chronic… Read More ›

ALBUM REVIEW: The Flaming Lips Flourish with “Heady Fwends”

  As wacky and downright bizarre as the Oklahoma City space-rockers’ music can most certainly get, you can always depend on The Flaming Lips to deliver. If anything, these days find Wayne Coyne and co. delivering more than ever, what with the highly ambitious band having recently released – to list just a couple things –… Read More ›

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