Album Of The Week: Undivided Heart & Soul By JD McPherson

If I could place a call to JD McPherson regarding his new album, Undivided Heart & Soul, that potentially one-sided conversation would go something like this: Hey, JD, let’s talk. Actually I’ll talk, you just listen: There’s something quite fine about the musical ability to deeply beckon the past into the present and wear it well without it looking and […]

Playlist of The Week: The Best of Tom Petty

“As you’re coming up, you’re recognized song for song or album for album. What’s changed these days is that the man who approaches me on the street is more or less thanking me for a body of work – the soundtrack to his life, as a lot of them say. And that’s a wonderful feeling. It’s all an artist can […]

Album Of The Week: Tell It To The Judge By Walker Lukens

I had but one simple question for Austin, TX’s Walker Lukens about his shiny new album, Tell It To The Judge (out 9/22 on via Modern Outsider Records), and I had all the faith that Lukens’ response would be an objective and honest opinion, unbiased and linear in thought… Me: “You’re the top music critic in the world and write […]

MUSIC ON, WORLD OFF: Thoughts Of The Random Kind

Random thoughts… The Emmys happened last night: shows and people won, other shows and other people lost. Not really sure about the details but, if you really care, go HERE. You know that we’ve entered a brave and weird as fuck new world when Insane Clown Posse Juggalos outnumber pro-Trump supporters when both decide to march on Washington, DC. Moving […]

Cobi Opens The Door With Songs From the Ashes (Pt. 1) EP

There is much to appreciate about Cobi, the least of which is his grasp of symbolism. “Songs From the Ashes (Pt. 1) is an introduction to the album to come. As a symbol of purification, ash is the essence that remains when all else burns away.” he explains. As introductions go, we’ve heard far, far worse, because – as introductions […]

Music On, World Off: Music And Human Kindness

Hey, lovelies. It’s a Music Monday unlike any other for many of our fellow man and woman, so if you have a sawbuck to spare (that’s old school Chicago money slang) please text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation to the American Red Cross. Human kindness. Now that we’ve all stopped hyperventilating from last night’s Game of Thrones […]

Music On, World Off: It Takes A Village

Oh my stars. If you know me, then you know that I actually utter that phrase in the real world. Yes, it’s a bit old fashioned and I leave out the “and garters” portion but it tends to suffice in expressing certain levels of astonishment while doing so in a family friendly way. Because as often as I’d like to […]