New Album: LOE - HELLOE

Monday, October 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM
Tia Scott

  Music Houston songbird LOE gives us a solemn yet warm greeting on her eight-track debut album entitled HELLOE. Reminscent of the dark coolness of Fiona Apple's catalog and hauntingly gentle rhythm of Joss Stone's voice, LOE quietly shines on each track that HELLOE has to offer. Soulful, thoughtful and full of spellbounding melodies, the young artist effortlessly makes a good impression on this beautiful collection of mystic mood music.      ... READ MORE

10 Dream Double-Header Tours

Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 5:58 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Despite my penchant for all things '90s, I'd never seen Nine Inch Nails or Soundgarden in concert. Sure, I'd attended gigs by Trent Reznor's How To Destroy Angels and Chris Cornell's Audioslave, but neither band could match the unadulterated fury of those artists' star-making endeavors. So imagine my fangirl glee when I scored tickets to the joint NIN-Soundgarden gig at the Hollywood Bowl! Tears will be shed; panties might be thrown. It got me... READ MORE

Jake's Top 30 of 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at 7:05 PM
Jake Miller

  News So here we are.  The end of yet another year of fantastic music.  Here are my personal favorite 30 records of the year listed with my favorite cut off of each.  Enjoy.   30.  Daughn Gibson- All Hell In The Beginning 29.  Killer Mike- R.A.P. Music R.A.P. Music 28.  Rick Ross- Rich Forever (Mixtape) Stay Schemin' ft. Drake & French Montana 27.  Divine Fits- A Thing Called Divine Fits Flaggin' A Ride 26. Jack White- Blunderbuss Trash Tongue Talker 25.  Cat Power- Sun Manhattan 24.  Action... READ MORE

The Best Concerts of 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012 at 4:58 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Concerts The roar of the crowd. The rush of energy as the band takes the stage. The deep-felt euphoria that rattles your soul. What better place to be truly present than at a concert. And 2012 was full of memorable ones: This writer witnessed everyone from the Beach Boys to the lauded rise of indie supergroup Divine Fits. But it was these five shows that ruled them all: 5) Fiona Apple, Sept. 14 at the Greek... READ MORE

Album reviews - '90s angst edition

Monday, June 18, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Despite the turning of the page, the '90s are still all the rage. Coincidentally, two of that decade's biggest ragers, Fiona Apple and the Smashing Pumpkins, release new albums this week. One has kept that rage bottled, and like a fine wine, it's uncorked and more heavenly than ever. The other has softened with age and perspective but still rages instrumentally. The Smashing Pumpkins' Oceania (EMI) suggests a placid lushness with its... READ MORE

What's We're Digging Now: Audiafauna

Monday, June 11, 2012 at 3:08 PM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music Can't wait until next Tuesday to pick up the new Fiona Apple record? Santa Cruz's Audiafauna will tide you over. Very much in the willowy, emotionally charged vein of Miss Apple, this woodsy yet urban quintet immediately grabs ears. The soulful sandpaper hush of Kelly Koval's vocals reverberate over her band mates' hip-hop beats and folksy strings. They recently released their full-length debut, Grow Down, which is the kind of album that demands... READ MORE