Lolla in Brief: Day 3

(Above: The Chicago skyline from the centre of Grant Park). Today was a day full of sonic jams. Most of which was harder rocking, but to start was the folky Mumford and Sons-esque Strumbellas.  (Above: Strumbellas performing their final song on the Lake Shore stage). Strumbellas drew a decent crowd considering their "early" time slot … Continue reading Lolla in Brief: Day 3

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Track Review: Zipper Club’s “Going the Distance”

Let's face it, a lot of today's alt rock/alterna-pop wants to ride on the coattails of arena-filling acts like Bastille, The 1975, Imagine Dragons and Mumford and Sons. And why? Because it's accessible. It appeals to the "younger generation." Casual fans of contemporary alternative rock and pop rock can both find enjoyment in their music. … Continue reading Track Review: Zipper Club’s “Going the Distance”

Track Review: Dent May’s “Face Down In The Gutter Of Your Love”

Rejoice, friends! The endearingly nerdy and painfully honest Dent May is back with a single that sports a title only he could come up with, "Face Down In The Gutter Of Your Love." And from the opening sunshiny piano chords, it is a simply delightful summer stroll down musical memory lane. The track officially went … Continue reading Track Review: Dent May’s “Face Down In The Gutter Of Your Love”

Original vs. Stripped Back: EL VY’s “Return to the Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to Sing, with Crescendo).”

The time has come on this blog to ask the age-old question of "Which version is better?" And today, we're comparing the original album cut of EL VY's single "Return to the Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to Sing, with Crescendo)" to the┬áSirius XMU Sessions version. EL VY is the side project of Matt … Continue reading Original vs. Stripped Back: EL VY’s “Return to the Moon (Political Song for Didi Bloome to Sing, with Crescendo).”