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August 22, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

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.

Review: Hardcore group finds footing

By | Sep 6, 2013

Heavy-metal band Avenged Sevenfold returns with a familiar sound.

Review: ‘Doris’ reveals rapper’s depth

By | Sep 5, 2013

Former Odd Future hip-hop collective member Earl Sweatshirt returns from long absence with deep album.

Review: Daft Punk finds footing in reality

By | Jul 14, 2013

Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, together known as Daft Punk, made their musical debut 16 years ago with the album “Homework.” The duo has once again made magic with its latest album, “Random Access Memories,” which is a throwback to disco that augments its previously established electronic sound with an orchestra. It has been…

Barenaked Ladies disappoint with tired sound

By | Jun 29, 2013

Barenaked Ladies’ newest release, “Grinning Streak,” provides a dull, unoriginal sound.