music | One of Us
Category Archives: music

‘A Life in Waves’ Review

0 Submitted by on Tue, 12 September 2017, 09:59
At the beginning of A Life in Waves, we are told that even if you don’t know who Suzanne Ciani is, you still have heard her music. A bold statement, but they are probably correct. Who made the sound effects for pinball? What about the compositions for Atari games? The iconic “popping” sound of the Coca-Cola bottle. These achievements can Continue Reading...
Read more

Somebody Likes It Ep 110: Jay Som – “Everybody Works”

0 Submitted by on Wed, 09 August 2017, 10:59
In this case, buzz begat buzz when Oakland’s Melina Duterte drunkenly uploaded a batch of hastily recorded tracks to Bandcamp, and launched a sensation. Better known as Jay Som, her pop-up indie darling status seems only cemented since its home baked inception, an arrival marked by her legit label debut, Everybody Works. Duarte’s ascent, begged by some clear experimentation and Continue Reading...
Read more

Somebody Likes It Ep 109: Uncle Tupelo – No Depression

0 Submitted by on Wed, 19 July 2017, 10:59
Somehow I’ve managed to find myself concurrently watching the second installment of The Decline of Western Civilization (The Metal Years) whilst writing this up, which is pretty much apropos of nothing, other than if you haven’t seen this brilliant documentary, you definitely should. Another work worth investigating is Uncle Tupelo’s debut record, No Depression. Few bands can claim to have Continue Reading...
Read more

Somebody Likes It Ep 108 – Billie Holiday: Lady in Satin

0 Submitted by on Wed, 12 July 2017, 10:59
What a fucking tragedy. I’m not talking about when they took Surge soda off the market, or the final season of the A-Team, or even how all the eagles died because of all the DDT and shit. No, I am referring to Billie Holiday’s life. Essentially birth to death it was non-stop sadness, for no reason other than that she Continue Reading...
Read more

Somebody Likes It Ep 107: Thin Lizzy – “Jailbreak”

0 Submitted by on Mon, 12 June 2017, 15:59
We’ve been spending lots of time in the 70s, it seems, almost to the point of pricing shag carpeting. Oddly, Thin Lizzy’s Jailbreak, their undisputed US breakthrough record and the peak of their notoriety, takes me back…to 2009, when ‘Jailbreak‘ became my antidote to (or respite from) the endless cycle of Michael Jackson tracks on jukeboxes immediately following his passing. Continue Reading...
Read more

Somebody Likes It Ep 106: The Yardbirds – “Roger the Engineer”

1 Submitted by on Tue, 06 June 2017, 11:59
Hi. Are you ready to be confused? Yes? Good, because I sure am. On this week’s Somebody Likes It, we cover The Yardbirds’ 1966 LP Roger the Engineer. Also known as Over Under Sideways Down. Oh, and also known as The Yardbirds. If that weren’t confusing enough, about half of this record is sixties ground-breaking psychedelia, and the rest is Continue Reading...
Read more

Somebody Likes It Ep 105: Van Morrison – “Astral Weeks”

0 Submitted by on Thu, 25 May 2017, 11:59
Lots of people go through a hippie phase. Usually in High School, or maybe Freshman year of college. Maybe you decide to drop out of college for a year, buy some kind of old van, and follow String Cheese Incident around the country selling burritos in the parking lots of their shows. I’m saying, it happens. Now, imagine your hippie Continue Reading...
Read more

Somebody Likes It Ep 104 – The Lemon Twigs: “Do Hollywood”

0 Submitted by on Thu, 11 May 2017, 15:59
If you peer into the festival hero shot of Michael D’Addario leaping through the roof of The Lemon Twigs’ SXSW showcase, you’ll note the giant X on his hand: despite the fawning praise, D’Addario, brother Brian and company might be primed to break big this year (they won SXSW’s Grulke Prize for Best New Act) — but they’re still not Continue Reading...
Read more
Page 1 of 1412345...10...Last »