Commercial Watch: Jónsi, Rogue Wave, Big Boi + more

Date February 24, 2011

It’s time for another edition of Commercial Watch, where I again highlight some of the best and brightest indie songs that are out there soundtracking commercials for cars, mobile phones, chewing gums and national football leagues. Since I know all of you are the Hulu / DVR / next-day-on-youtube type, here’s a few of the [...]

iPad has unfortunate name, good music taste

Date January 27, 2010

Perhaps one of the most anticipated devices of all time (rumors of an Apple tablet device first started circulating around 2003), the newly announced Apple iPad is certainly a game-changing, revolutionary device albeit one with an unfortunate name (iTampon jokes abound on twitter). Will it be the same magnitude of a cultural phenomenon that the [...]

Best Music Videos of 2008

Date December 2, 2008

The holiday season is upon us, which for any self-respecting music writer means making end-of-the-year lists.  I, like many a blogger, live for this kind of year-end reflection, so this will be the first of many lists.  Here before you are the absolute 25 best music videos of the year 2008.   All the videos are [...]

Rogue Wave – Live @ Lollapalooza

Date August 5, 2008

I only stayed for a couple Rogue Wave songs because I wanted to get a great spot for the Go! Team.  The band drew a huge crowd and I barely got close enough to be able to take some decent pictures.  Luckily, by the time I made my way up there, the band were going [...]

Newsflashes: Sigur Ros, Rogue Wave, iPhones

Date June 9, 2008

This is the part where I talk about things that I’m finding awesome this week. I got a hold of a leaked copy of the new Sigur Ros album, Með suð i eyrum við spilum endalaust this weekend which according to my calculations is the last big album from the first half of this year [...]

My Favorite Albums of 2007

Date December 20, 2007

photo illustration by Taylor Johnston (view original) Hard to believe it, but 2007 is coming to a close and soon we’ll have a whole other year of music ahead of us. This was a big year for me. I got engaged, I was interviewed in the New York Times, I saw countless bands and listened [...]