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March 24, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: “Patty Griffin” is sensitive and worldly

By | Mar 19, 2019

Perhaps the reason why Patty Griffin has decided to name her latest album after herself is because, above all else, her soothing and intimate voice dominates the stripped tracklist.

Review: Dream Theater goes the distance with new album

By | Mar 4, 2019

Deep, angelic and beautiful are the most accurate descriptions for Dream Theater’s new album, “Distance Over Time.” The progressive metal group has returned with a more simple and practical approach compared to its previous album, “The Astonishing.”
Following the release of “The Astonishing,” Dream Theater, also known as DT, received mixed feelings from fans.

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: Rap duo disturbs with “Fearless Fred Fury”

By | Feb 28, 2019

The written thoughts of a psychopath over bizarre keyboard melodies may not be the average person’s idea of music, but the Insane Clown Posse is far from average, as it unquestionably demonstrates in its newest album, “Fearless Fred Fury.”
The eccentric rap duo, often referred to as “ICP,” does not disappoint in making its newest album completely freakish and downright horrifying.

Review: Avril Lavigne comes back with empowering record

By | Feb 25, 2019

Avril Lavigne’s voice finally broke through the silence she has left her fans in for years with her new album, “Head Above Water,” released Feb.

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: “Quiet Signs” is an intimate look into singer’s universe

By | Feb 11, 2019

It’s easy to listen to Jessica Pratt and forget the world around you.

Review: Backstreet’s Back with “DNA”

By | Feb 3, 2019

From the iconic ‘90s boy band that brought audiences timeless songs like “I Want it That Way” and “Everybody,” comes a new album called “DNA.” The Backstreet Boys has resurfaced into the mainstream music scene once again.

Review: Baroque pop group fires up experimental sound in album

By | Nov 6, 2013

Following a Grammy Award, Arcade Fire returns with “Reflektor.”

Review: Former teenage dream ends in Perry’s insincere new record

By | Oct 30, 2013

Katy Perry’s latest album “PRISM” fails to deliver the catchy pop heard in her first record.

Review: Band says au revoir to old sound

By | Oct 9, 2013

The fourth studio album by all-girl trio Au Revoir Simone marks the group’s move to synthesized sounds.

Review: Monkeys swing with new styles

By | Sep 25, 2013

The Arctic Monkeys return with a slightly more experimental sound.