Start Making Sense (Olympic Venue – Boise) – 2/2/19

Talking Heads tribute band mesmerized the sold-out crowd for well over two hours and far surpassed my expectations. Opener: Radio Underground This local outfit got the festivities started by performing Velvet Underground’s Loaded in its entirety. Not only did they open some eyes to this terrific music, but they played the songs straight and true … Continue reading Start Making Sense (Olympic Venue – Boise) – 2/2/19

New Music 1/25/19: Rival Sons, Weezer, R.L. Burnside

Hot off the presses: new music!  Better said, new music that is worth your time. This week brings straight-ahead rock n’ roll, covers, and a long forgotten live recording.   Rival Sons – Feral Roots – 11 songs / 47 minutes Attention rock fans: this is a record (and band) that you need to know, … Continue reading New Music 1/25/19: Rival Sons, Weezer, R.L. Burnside

A look back at the new music that was: January 2019 edition

  And now for a stroll down memory lane... The sound of decades past.   Notable January 2009 releases: Franz Ferdinand – Tonight: Franz Ferdinand By the time their third album dropped, Alex Kapranos and crew had already established themselves as the preeminent dance-rockers of the decade.  Although this isn’t their most consistently great album, … Continue reading A look back at the new music that was: January 2019 edition

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band (Idaho Center – Nampa) – 1/31/19

A 14-piece Silver Bullet Band accompanies the legendary Bob Seger on this make-up date of his farewell tour. Opener: The Record Company These guys only got a half hour, but they made the most of it.  Their singer and lead guitar player, Chris Vos, brought the riffs and the energy throughout the five-song set.  Chris … Continue reading Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band (Idaho Center – Nampa) – 1/31/19

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #500: Eurythmics – Touch (1984)

The countdown begins with me discovering that I have, in fact, been a bit of a closet Annie Lennox fan all this time. Let’s start with the obvious: Annie Lennox is a badass – I mean, just look at the album cover.  And with Dave Stewart composing behind her, she is nearly unstoppable.  This thing … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #500: Eurythmics – Touch (1984)

Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – Intro

Well, this seemed like a good idea at the time… While listening to one of America’s funniest people, Bill Burr, on his podcast earlier this week, his guest mentioned something that took me back to my college days.  Back in 2003, Rolling Stone magazine released their list of the 500 best albums in “rock n’ … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – Intro