Posts Tagged ‘listener’

New York State of Mind

Big Ticket
Before Dave Matthews and John Mayer, there was Billy Joel, a singer-songwriter who had the technical chops to satisfy progressive tastes and the ability to write the kind of simple, effective, no-nonsense lyrics that made mains...


Backside Pick

Listen Up
On its new seven-song album, Like I Do, Backside Pick delivers a tight, scholarly mix of sounds, including something reminiscent of a high school marching band, with trumpet, trombone, and saxophone.



Meg & Dia

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In today’s saturated music market, formula means everything. A flim-flam here or a stop-time there might be the difference between fame and obscurity. Most listeners, whether they’re aware of it or not, judge pop mu...


Egypt Central

Listen Up
When you name your band after one of Iron Maiden’s favorite themes but sound like Limp Bizquick, you’re just asking to get your ass kicked.



Wynton Marsalis

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Good jazz is based on emotion. At its best, it colors outside the lines.


Velveteen Rabbit

Kristian Lin
The Night Listener has a great story, so great that it indirectly causes the movie’s downfall. It’s based on an Armistead Maupin novel, which in turn was based on an incident that actually happened to the author. Watching t...