Occur's Favorite Music of 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014 at 5:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music U2 invaded our iTunes, everything came up butts and Taylor Swift became the first musician since ... herself to sell more than 1 million copies of an album in its debut week. Underneath the publicity stunts and sonic 180s (not just the Sonic Highways), 2014 provided some memorable surprises musically. Dig in and see what we dug this year.   Album image courtesy Republic   FAVORITE ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Weezer – Everything Will Be Alright in the End In... READ MORE

Album Review - Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, 'Wig Out at Jagbags'

Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 8:40 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Stephen Malkmus and the JicksWig Out at JagbagsMatador Stephen Malkmus is the Loki of alternative rock. Who knows when he's being serious, ironic, scathing, etc.? All we do know is that when he sings, people listen. And the Pavement front man's latest with the Jicks is one that demands continual replays. Wig Out at Jagbags has all the fuzzy rebellion from navel-gazing one would expect from the slack maestro, plus a few cheeky surprises. (Narcoleptic jazz,... READ MORE