| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:44 PM
When I started working out, I had a personal music player the size of a dachshund for exercise motivation. I filled it with Rush and Joe Satriani mix tapes to enhance my workouts. Technology has come a long way since then.
Now I use an iPod Shuffle,...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:45 PM
1. Record Of The Year Lonely Boy
The Black Keys The Black Keys & Danger Mouse, producers; Tom Elmhirst & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; Brian Lucey, mastering engineer Track from: El Camino [Nonesuch] Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Indie-rock trio Fun. and R&B/hip-hop star Frank Ocean scored big in Grammy Award nominations, scoring six nods apiece mostly in the top Grammy categories. The Recording Academy announced the nominations Wednesday during a show in Nashville. The 55th...
| Aug 18, 2012
We know it's noisy out there in the restaurant world. Customers' complaints are growing, critics are including noise commentary in their reviews, and restaurateurs, to some extent, are trying to figure out ways to modify the acoustic mayhem. But just...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 9:27 AM
Kids These Days open their self-released debut album, “Traphouse Rock,” with the sound of several radio stations cutting in and out between static.
It comes off as a brief tongue-in-cheek commentary on the Chicago septet’s style-...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:21 PM
The music of Arcade Fire and The Shins comes to mind when first listening to Moostache's self-titled debut EP, released in October 2011. However, the Huntington Beach quartet had difficulty establishing a genre for itself.
"It has a very versatile sound,...
| Oct 31, 2012
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Kids these days. They spend so much time on that Internet, digesting overwhelming amounts of information, destroying their attention spans. It’s a wonder they can ever synthesize it into anything useful, am I right?
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:23 AM
Choose whether each song is on (A) Barack Obama’s campaign Spotify playist, (B) Mitt Romney’s campaign Spotify playlist or (C) Neither.
1. “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” The Soggy Bottom Boys
2. “I Won’t Back Down,&...
| May 21, 2012
| 4:42 AM
Saturday Night Live season finale showcased Mick Jagger’s hosting, acting and performing ability. The Rolling Stones frontman performed “The Last Time” backed by Canada’s Arcade Fire, a medley of “19th Nervous Breakdown&...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 12:32 PM
Here are two separate chunks of local concert news. Eighties dance-rock kings Duran Duran will play Portsmouth on Aug. 22. Meanwhile, country rocker Jason Aldean is headed for the Virginia Beach on Aug. 24. Tickets to both shows go on sale 10 a.m. Friday,...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 11:31 AM
Bright Moments may come off as an unabashed pop band, replete with new wave keyboard flourishes and synthesized trumpets and handclaps, but there's a distinct Trad Folk or alternaroots aspect to these slick studio sounds. When vocalist --- starts a...