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April 19, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: Khalid’s summery record flows with sunny spirit

By | Apr 16, 2019

Khalid’s new album, “Free Spirit,” is the record of the summer, made for wind-whipped midnight car rides, relaxing in bed on an easy Sunday afternoon with a cup of coffee or for a gloomy, rainy day with thunder rolling by.

Review: Pop-rock album falls short

By | Apr 15, 2019

Having a unique sound can make or break a band.

Review: Band comes back with dynamically soulful album

By | Mar 25, 2019

It has been said that absence makes the heart grow fonder, which could explain the tendency to worship the comebacks of artists who have been off the radar for years.

Review: Khelani’s mixtape was worth the wait

By | Mar 3, 2019

Last year was arguably one of the most successful years for R&B singer-songwriter Kehlani.

Review: SWMRS album it burning with passion

By | Feb 24, 2019

After Oakland-based punk-rock group SWMRS signed with New York City–based record label Fueled By Ramen and released its record label debut and overall third LP, “Drive North,” the band has returned to the punk scene with its follow-up, “Berkeley’s On Fire.”
The band itself initially got attention because of its drummer, Joey Armstrong — Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s son — but “Berkeley’s On Fire” combines eccentric tracks that blend together a multitude of punk, alt-rock and surf-rock elements, giving the band a separate, personal identity.

Review: AWOLNATION admirably executes ambitious album

By | Feb 6, 2018

“Here Come the Runts” is an album that has sailed far beyond the constraints of pop security and ends up a piece of art.

Review: Chesney surpasses expectations on ‘Cosmic Hallelujah’

By | Nov 13, 2016

The 11 tracks on “Cosmic Hallelujah,” released Oct. 28, are a mixture of mature and sassy songs that deal with a variety of sounds and messages.

Review: Keys channels womanhood and social issues on ‘Here’

By | Nov 13, 2016

“Here” is a tribute to womanhood, personal growth, familial relationships and the artist’s affection for her hometown of New York City.

Review: Paper Route guides fans to ‘Real Emotion’

By | Nov 5, 2016

The band’s third album, and 16-track debut on Kemosabe Records, “Real Emotion” — out Sept. 23 — is Paper Route’s best offering yet.

Review: ‘Big Boat’ demonstrates stellar funk-rock improvisation

By | Nov 4, 2016

The album, released Oct. 7, encapsulates the group’s classic funk sound in a fresh way.

Review: Two Door Cinema Club revives disco with ‘Gameshow’

By | Oct 31, 2016

The Irish indie-rock band successfully introduces listeners to a new sound and creates a nostalgic atmosphere they won’t soon forget.

Review: Jimmy Eat World’s ‘Integrity Blues’ strays from roots

By | Oct 25, 2016

The band’s newest album, “Integrity Blues,” leans away from its emo-rock roots and distinguishes itself with a couple more experimental tunes.