Sunday, October 26, 2014

Interview Announcement

I've got a great interview lined up for this week!  Should be up by the end of the week on the blog and on the YouTube channel...

Stay tuned!!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

TV Eyes Omnivore Release Review

Great songwriting, production, and the ability for an album to feel as relevant and fresh now, as it did when it was released are the foundations of what make an album great.  Obviously that’s a condensed description and there are other factors that go into it as well…but for all intents and purposes that pretty much sums it up for me.

When it comes to the reissue of the self-titled offering from TV Eyes, if we ask the question, “Is this a great album?” the answer is a resounding YES.   Whether it be the relevant Orwellian theme (which we seem to be faced with now more than ever), or the meticulous effort put into the detail of the arrangement of the songs, or just the impeccable songwriting, the lone release from TV Eyes is one hell of an effort that begs to be considered in the great album category.   It’s a crying shame there is only one album from this power pop super group consisting of Jason Falkner, Roger Manning, and Brian Reitzell.  These guys were way ahead of their time when they conceived this project yet sadly, missed the 80’s revival train when the album finally came out in 2006 as a Japanese import.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Chromeo Frequent Flyer Tour Review

Chromeo’s Frequent Flyer tour landed in Asheville, NC on October 2nd 2014, bestowing a heavy dose of FUNK on all that were there.  The Funkloardz came out in full force and left the Orange Peel scorched from their blistering performance.  I’ve watched a lot of Chromeo performances on YouTube so I was coming in with high expectations, but I had no idea how mind-blowing the performance would be.  All I can say is that I left with a crater between my shoulders.