Music and Religion - Is It the Same Thing?

Monday, January 12, 2015 at 5:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Image by Christopher Michel/Creative Commons The venerable Dalai Lama of the exiled Tibetan Monks is rumored to speak at Glastonbury 2015. While the media fawn over the prospects of the spiritualist appearing at the world-renown music festival in England, it is not the first time faith has infiltrated the hallowed grounds of rock ‘n’ roll. Entire careers are devoted to comparing rock gods with sectarian gods. (We recommend perusing the thorough and fascinating site Rock and Theology.)... READ MORE

Our 15 Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

Monday, December 29, 2014 at 5:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Now that we’ve ranked the albums that rocked us in 2014, we’re ready to move on to the bounty that’s coming in 2015. Indie fans are going to be blessed with new tunes from Belle & Sebastian, the Decemberists and Death Cab for Cutie. Big names like Bjork and Adele are expected to drop their latest creations. And reunions by the Juliana Hatfield Three and Sleater-Kinney are on our must list. Check out what’s got... READ MORE

Concert review - Abandoned Pools

Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 3:43 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Concerts The family tree of Los Angeles rock took root Saturday at the Roxy Theatre. One band begat another, and some of the musicians were like the agile gardeners of the Sunset Strip. Six degrees of separation; three groups with dedicated local followings. Abandoned Pools were the headliners, a phantasm of a project that emerges from the studio on average every six years or so. Theirs is a sonic marriage of Smashing Pumpkins and a... READ MORE