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Band of the Week: Blue October

Posted by Greg on Aug 24, 2018 in Music

On their ninth album, Houston, TX’s Blue October has found a peace and a calm and that end result has made all the difference. From front to back, I Hope You’re Happy, is a stirring work of grandeur, poetry and an abundance of charm. From the lush and cinematic opener “Daylight” to the R&B-infused “Your Love is Like a Car Crash,” the album opens with a magnetic pull that’s as strong as any album released so far this month. Vocalist Justin Furstenfeld has always had a knack for tenderness and vulnerability but he wears it as well as he ever has on “Your Love is Like a Car Crash,” which darn well better make a dent before the year is over. Read more…

 
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Looking Back: 2003 – Wheat’s Per Second, Per Second, Per Second…Every Second

Posted by Greg on Aug 24, 2018 in Music

With the latter days of summer now upon us, we thought we’d take some time to revisit our favorite summer album. As our previous post about Hootie and the Blowfish indicated, we are unabashed radio-rock fans. And no band pulled off radio-rock in 2003 better than Boston’s Wheat.
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New Release Friday: Darren Jessee – The Jane, Room 217

Posted by Greg on Aug 24, 2018 in Music

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After more than a decade using the moniker Hotel Lights, Ben Folds Five (BFF) drummer Darren Jessee has finally attached his given name to a project. His debut album, The Jane, Room 217, is a mesmerizing album and arguably the best record he’s ever released post-BFF. Read more…

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