REVIEW: Empire of the Sun – ‘Ice on the Dune’

Artist: Empire of the Sun
Album: Ice on the Dune
Genre: Electronic/Synthpop
Label: Capitol

Aussies have been making quite a name for themselves in America over the past few years. Tame Impala, Cut Copy, and Atlas Genius are a few …


REST IN PEACE: Roger Ebert (1942-2013)

Just hours after it was announced he would be scaling back his review work due to a cancer recurrence, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that legendary film critic Roger Ebert has passed away at the age of 70.

Ebert will …


REVIEW: Dia Frampton – Red

Artist: Dia Frampton
Album: Red
Genre: Indie
Label: Universal Republic

I hadn’t heard the name Dia Frampton before this review, but I certainly won’t be forgetting it now. Red is a gorgeous collection of songs, quirky and fine with a …


REVIEW: Canterbury – More Than Know EP

Artist: Canterbury
Album: More Than Know EP
Genre: Sweet rock
Label: (unsigned)

I first saw Canterbury live with Cancer Bats and Billy Talent two years ago. It says a lot about the English four-piece (then a five-piece) and their precocious …



Stand-Up Tuesdays is a weekly comedy spotlight written by the wonderfully talented Angie Frissore. Covering both known and unknown comics, Stand-up Tuesdays is your new source for all things funny.

This week, Angie puts a spotlight on Tom Simmons and …



If there is one thing we are learning in Summer 2011, it is that Hollywood can turn anything into a bad idea. It used to be people dreaded sequels, now we dread superhero films (thanks Green Lantern!) and after …

Set Your Goals

REVIEW: Set Your Goals – Burning At Both Ends

Artist: Set Your Goals
Album: Burning At Both Ends
Genre: Pop Punk/Rock
Label: Epitaph

Every band seems to face a wealth of pressure when approaching their Sophomore release. Theoretically, your debut is filled with a lifetime of effort and experiences, …


REVIEW: Bon Iver – Bon Iver

Artist: Bon Iver
Album: Bon Iver
Genre: Folk
Label: Jagjaguwar

Bands like The Postal Service and Taking Back Sunday are in a uniquely unfortunate situation, they managed to release such profoundly flawless debut albums. Seriously, Give Up and Tell All


REVIEW: Job For A Cowboy – Gloom EP

Artist: Job For A Cowboy
Album: Gloom
Genre: Deathcore
Label: Metal Blade

Job For A Cowboy, like many other modern death metal bands, got their start playing what is now generic deathcore, but have since moved into a more purely …

Review: Alesana – The Emptiness

Artist: Alesana
Album: The Emptiness
Genre: post-hardcore/scene metal
Label: Fearless

It seems to me that 2010 will be the year we see if any of these new age screamo/post hardcore/scene metal acts have legs underneath them. People have been saying …

REVIEW: Day of Fire – Losing All

Artist: Day of Fire
Album: Losing All
Genre: Rock
Label: Razor & Tie

Some bands break out on their first record and fail miserably on their Sophomore effort. Others take a bit longer to bloom and use their second release …

REVIEW: Forever The Sickest Kids – The Weekend: Friday

TheWeekendFridayArtist: Forever The Sickest Kids
Album: The Weekend: Friday
Genre: Pop
Label: Universal

When a young band like Forever The Sickest Kids takes over a year to release a follow-up record and instead of giving us 13 news tracks, opts …

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