First Aid Kit releases new video ‘Stay Gold’
Oct28

First Aid Kit releases new video ‘Stay Gold’

The Swedish sister’s Klara and Johanna Söderberg of the band First Aid Kit are back at it again with their third album ‘Stay Gold,’ which was released back in June of this year. The sister’s first album was released back in 2010, ‘The Big Black and Blue,’ and their second album, ‘The Lion’s Roar,’ back in 2012. Stay Gold is their first album under Columbia Records, and has already...

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Review: Sonic Highways – Episode 1 “Chicago”
Oct27

Review: Sonic Highways – Episode 1 “Chicago”

For the Foo Fighters eighth studio album, entitled “Sonic Highways”, the band traveled to eight different cities to record a track in each. While there singer Dave Grohl sat down with musicians and producers that call that city their home and discussed their influences on the music scene. The whole process was documented (directed by Grohl) for an eight part mini series for HBO airing Friday nights. In the premiere episode...

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[Listen!] Philly’s RFA Brings Back Garage Rock & Roll The Way Its Supposed To Be
Oct24

[Listen!] Philly’s RFA Brings Back Garage Rock & Roll The Way Its Supposed To Be

Meet Philly’s RFA (Really Fast Automobiles), four, bright, strapping young gentlemen, who play rock and roll music. At first listen, RFA gives me a vibe similar to The Strokes, however offer an even more stripped down brand of their own garage rock, with good, honest songwriting. The band, who just formed back in November of 2011, is made of of four friends from Philadelphia, is made up of Alec Powell (drums), Christian Turzo...

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Tri-State Wax Revival – Frenchtown, NJ’s House of Wax Record Store
Oct16

Tri-State Wax Revival – Frenchtown, NJ’s House of Wax Record Store

Tucked between a two hundred and fifty year old hotel and a storefront lined with locally made wares, you’ll find House of Wax: Frenchtown, New Jersey’s first modern record shop. It’s a gorgeous day in this little river town (just a short drive north from New Hope, Pennsylvania) when I step into the store on a Sunday afternoon. Today, there are new sections of expertly rated, labeled, and organized vinyl, a growing spread of...

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[Listen!] Brooklyn’s, Great Caesar – self titled EP, out today – stream here!
Oct07

[Listen!] Brooklyn’s, Great Caesar – self titled EP, out today – stream here!

Have you heard of Brooklyn band, Great Caesar? Well if not, start paying attention… The band’s single “Don’t Ask Me Why” has over 250,000 views on Youtube and they just came off of a national tour to play a homecoming show at The Knitting Factory this past Saturday. Great Caesar’s been described as Arcade Fire meets Avett Brothers. But come to your own conclusion by taking a first listen and...

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17th annual Jeff Buckley Tribute Concert
Oct06

17th annual Jeff Buckley Tribute Concert

Every year Uncommon Ground in Chicago hosts a concert tribute to the late and very talented musician Jeff Buckley. Buckley passed away in 1997 from a drowning accident in Memphis. In his short career, he released ‘Grace,’ and right before his untimely death he was actually starting with his second album. 20 years ago Buckley played what many considered to be one of his best performances at Uncommon Ground. Each year since...

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