Nonagon Infinity by Bottomless Pit

Notable new releases this week include new albums from noise/rap innovators Death Grips “Bottomless Pit”, a punkish yet very focused effort from White Lung “Paradise”, and an interesting collaboration-filled release from Montreal-based producer Kaytranada “99%”.  There were also new singles released this past week by both Radiohead and the Red Hot Chili Peppers – I […]

Post Pop Depression by Iggy Pop

This week featuring the likely swan song from an artist I’m sure many thought would never still be around at this stage in his life…   Considered by many to be the godfather of Punk, Iggy Pop has been playing music for the past 50 years.  Born and raised in a trailer park in Michigan, […]

Gasoline by Halsey

​This is one of the ‘best vibes’ song I’ve ever heard. The music and her voice are so well harmoniously connected. Halsey is so borderline lyrical; I believe she really does put so much of her heart into her songs. I’ve listened to most of her other work, this is all in line with the […]

Imani, Vol. 1 (Favorites) by Blackalicious

Blackalicious are a Bay Area rap act that got their start back in ’87 when founding members rapper Gift of Gab and DJ/producer Chief Xcel met when they were students at John F. Kennedy High School in Sacramento.  When they graduated in ’89 they went their separate ways but were reunited 3 years later in […]

G Eazy in Reno, NV

G Eazy Concert Review April 9th, Reno Events Center ​My grandma bought me and a homegirl a ticket to go for my birthday with my step sister and her boyfriend. We showed up at the Events Center at 6:30 to get in line for the doors to open at 7. The line was backed up […]

Stevie Nicks says,”Every band should have a girl in it!”

People have all kinds of opinions when it comes to music, singers and bands. Some music fans prefer bands with all girls and others prefer bands with all men. What if you were to mix the two genders and have both in one band? According to Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, every band should have […]

Future People by Alabama Shakes

“Future People” starts off with some funky guitar lines and a basic backbeat. Howard’s vocals start off very high, showcasing her falsetto. One reason I’m highlighting this song is because of some the chances the band takes musically – there’s some heavily distorted bass on it that really shakes things up in parts. The keyboards […]

My Morning Jacket

My Morning Jacket formed back in the late ’90s and released their first album in 1999. The band has seen a few line-up changes over the past 16 years, but has stayed intact with the same five guys since 2004. It was this then new current lineup that put out my favorite album from My […]

Gimme All Your Love by Alabama Shakes

“Gimme All Your Love” slows things down musically. Howard’s vocals attack over a larger range during this track, really highlighting her abilities as a vocalist. The song highlights the more soulful part of the band, and has some similarities to some of the music the Afghan Whigs have done in the past. Howard does a […]

Don’t Wanna Fight by Alabama Shakes

“Don’t Wanna Fight” is a very smart choice as the first single on the new album, since it is probably one of the best songs that will be released this year. This is not your typical radio fodder. The track is driven by an almost funky bass and drums, along with some nice guitar riffs. […]