Monthly Archives: September 2014

Album To Check Out: Electric Youth – Innerworld

One of the most enduring soundtracks that came out during 2011 was for the Nicolas Winding Refn-directed Ryan Gosling-starring crime thriller Drive. Amidst the magnificently tense score by composer Cliff Martinez stands the highlight track A Real Hero. The song … Continue reading

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Concert Gallery: Lykke Li @ Uptown Theater

Last Saturday night brought Swedish singer Lykke Li to the American Heartland as she played at The Uptown Theater in Kansas City. I have always loved Lykke Li ever since her debut record Youth Novels six year ago. Having never … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Julian Casablancas + The Voidz – Tyranny

If you were a fan of rock and roll during the turn of the century into the aughts, then you would know Julian Casablancas. As the lead singer and most popular member of the New York rock band The Strokes, … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Perfume Genius – Too Bright

Perfume Genius is the musical project of Seattle-based singer-songwriter Mike Hadreas. As Perfume Genius, Hadreas is known for two qualities – creating some beautifully-composed tender music and being a highly visible gay musical artist. These two qualities were bought to … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Mr Twin Sister – Mr Twin Sister

When Mr Twin Sister first formed back in 2008, they were originally called by the more un-googleable name of Twin Sister. Led by singer Andrea Estella, the quintet from Long Island was easily able to build early buzz based off … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: alt-J – This Is All Yours

I still remember the first time I heard of alt-J. The then foursome lads of lead singer/guitarist Joe Newman, keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton, bassist Gwil Sainsbury, and drummer Thom Green were set to open for Chairlift for a Lollapalooza aftershow at … Continue reading

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Album To Check Out: Lia Ices – Ices

Lia Ices is Lia Kessel, an eclectic singer songwriter from Northern California. Born of the Cat Power school of dark supple music songwriting, Ices is able to impressively bend and chameleon her voice to the songs’ needs.  While she was … Continue reading

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