Tag Archives | rock

Moving Pictures: “Generations” by Shivering Timbers

Simply put, “Generations” by Shivering Timbers is one fine sounding jam.  Even in the video embedded above, one can discern clean snare hits,  solemnly plucked strings, and swampy guitar melodies inspired by the same mythical space which inspired many of CCR’s tributes to the American south.  The scene stealer, however, is lead vocalist Sarah Benn.  [...]

The Rockometer: Hypnotic Nights by Jeff the Brotherhood

Jeff the Brotherhood Hypnotic Nights Infinity Cat/Warner Bros. Dan Auerbach knows a thing or two about big rock records.  El Camino, the latest album released by his band, The Black Keys, eschewed the diverisity of blues, soul, hip-hop and classic rock found on its predecessor, Brothers, in favor of more arena-ready sounds with big guitar [...]

The Rockometer: Yellow and Green by Baroness

Baroness Yellow and Green Relapse Let’s play a game of fill in the blank. Metallica’s Black Album was ___ a) A steaming pile of shit. b) The biggest steaming pile of shit released by Metallica until they put out Load, St. Anger, Death Magnetic, and their biggest, steamiest pile of shit, Lulu. c) Metallica? Aren’t [...]

Still Hiding Under Trees: Day 3 at Pitchfork Music Festival

Sunny skies finally emerged for the closing day of Pitchfork Music Festival. We’d waited all weekend for this, and yet we found a way to complain. Seriously though, it was too damn hot. Scorching sun, high humidity and a temperature over 90 degrees kept festival-goers huddled under any available shade. With no relief from the heat in the [...]

“Groovy and Linda” by Chelsea Light Moving

Not to be confused with the 1968 coffee house folk song by Tom Parrott (recorded for Smithsonian Folkways), this chug n’ shred burner is a psycho reflection of late 60s NYC East Village hippie idealism slayed and splayed in an Avenue B tenement boiler room. Groovy was the boy born James Leroy Hutchinson from modest [...]