Reviews

Slow Buildings: A Fresh Slice

Transparency is always an appreciated quality in music. Being explicitly open and direct through your music helps the listener grasp what you’re attempting to convey. There is no need to sugarcoat things, a...

Dragonforce: Maximum Overload

London-based power metal sextet Dragonforce recently released their sixth full-length record, Maximum Overload. The album marks a new direction for the group—while guitarists Sam Totman and Herman Li have p...

Sticky Fingers: Land Of Pleasure

If combining more genres than any psychiatrist would recommend may not necessarily equate success, it excludes unoriginality for this Australian band on their sophomore release. Never before was a band dari...

Michael Cera: True That

When I heard that Michael Cera had released a surprise album on Bandcamp, my first thought was that it would be called Banana Stand and he would go by the stage name George Michael (Bluth), with “Bluth” in ...

The Albrights: The Albrights

In the midst of Top 40 radio, many pop and indie rock bands have enjoyed reigns at the top, ranging from Fun. to Mumford & Sons, but one of the strongest in the genre has yet to make way to stardom. For...

Gordon Lightfoot @ Newton Theatre

NEWTON, NJ—Even at 75 years old, a frail and thin Gordon Lightfoot captivated the sold-out crowd at The Newton Theatre as he sang and performed two career-spanning 50-minute sets, highlighting his most trea...

Zappa Plays Zappa @ Newton Theatre

NEWTON, NJ—In the same fashion as his late father, the prolific musician Frank Zappa, Dweezil Zappa aligned himself with extremely talented musicians to deliver perfect renditions of songs spanning the enti...
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