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MUSIC

‘Hey Muse’ is The Suburbs, all grown up

By Rich Larson | July 11, 2017 | 1 Comment

The lyrics may sometimes offer a little more depth and wisdom than they did in 1980, and the music has certainly evolved with time, but the grooves are all still there. The melodies are still as creative and still catchy as hell.

Paramore’s ‘After Laughter’ is the album for Summer 2017

By Daniel G. Moir | July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Whip-smart and catchy, Paramore’s ‘After Laughter’ is the sound of summer in an efficient 43 minutes of pure Power Pop magic.

Harry Styles’ groovy ‘new’ direction

By Daniel G. Moir | July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

A surprisingly unexpected change of direction in his debut, Harry Styles forgoes the artificial to create a record that is warm, real, and rocking.

Dancing About Architecture – The Warmup

By Daniel G. Moir | July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pop is NOT a dirty word. Remember, in his time, Mozart was the Pop Music of the day.

Why ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ Still Matters

By Rich Larson | July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Sgt. Pepper

Sgt. Pepper changed everything. The album arrived, placed new instruments in the hands of comparative novices, held a bit of quick instruction, and then unleashed a sea change on the world of music that would not be duplicated.

With ‘Silhouette of Sirens,’ Chastity Brown has truly arrived

By Rich Larson | June 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

Chastity Brown is an artist at the peak (so far) of her songwriting abilities who has finally figured the recording studio out.

It’s Not What You Think

By Rich Larson | June 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Chris Cornell

This could have been any of us. And brothers and sisters, if it’s you, don’t mess around with it. Please find some help.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017: Better Late Than Never

By Rich Larson | June 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

I finally had a chance to watch the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony on HBO. It’s more than four hours long, which for normal people would be nearly impossible to see in one sitting. However my current work situation avails me the opportunity to sit on the couch all afternoon and…

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