|Articles||written by Ian Birnam|
|CD Review: GIVE TILL IT'S GONE
Thursday, May 19, 2011 | 2:59 am | By Ian Birnam
As the open-ended summer adventures begin - the kind involving late-night road-trips and crackling campfires – Ben Harper's Give Till It's Gone provides a crisp...
|After outstanding year, Stone Foxes look to O...|
Thursday, May 12, 2011 | 3:52 am | By Ian Birnam
One of the best parts of attending San Francisco's Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is discovering up-and-coming bands. This summer, the Stone Foxes will e...
|CD Review: Wasting Light|
Monday, Apr 11, 2011 | 7:04 am | By Ian Birnam
'90s nostalgia has never given a more refreshing kick in the ass than that of Foo Fighter's Wasting Light. Defying the industry's status quo, Foo Fighters have...
|CD Review: EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \
Monday, Apr 4, 2011 | 9:41 am | By Ian Birnam
It's hard to find a rock or pop album nowadays without a synthesizer mixed in there somewhere. EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \, the second album by Scotland's Glasveg...
|Bibio: MIND BOKEH|
Sunday, Apr 3, 2011 | 7:59 pm | By Ian Birnam
The fifth album from British music producer Bibio oddly manages to both soothe and assault the listener. While Mind Bokeh is a decent listen for a night where y...
|Zion I & the Grouch: HEROES IN THE HEALING OF...|
Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 | 5:23 am | By Ian Birnam
With so many rap albums promoting messages about sex, guns and drugs, Heroes in the Healing of the Nation aims to counter these by promoting leadership, morali...
|Soundgarden: LIVE ON I-5|
Monday, Mar 28, 2011 | 2:51 am | By Ian Birnam
Soundgarden's first official live album, Live On I-5, functions as both a nostalgic relic to their prominent past and a preview of their highly anticipated reun...
|Travis Barker: GIVE THE DRUMMER SOME|
Thursday, Mar 17, 2011 | 6:04 am | By Ian Birnam
There have been many attempts at fusing hip-hop/rap and rock over the years. These fusions, with the exceptions of legends like Rage Against the Machine, normal...
|Noah and the Whale: LAST NIGHT ON EARTH
Thursday, Mar 17, 2011 | 6:05 am | By Ian Birnam
The most difficult part of making an album is finding a sound that sets you apart from the ever-growing sea of mediocrity. For most bands, the third album is us...
|Performing with Spunk, Matt and Kim Reward Fa...|
Friday, Mar 18, 2011 | 12:59 am | By Ian Birnam
Fame is like a mirror - if you glance at it, you get a pretty decent view of your image. However, the longer you stare, the more engrossed with yourself you bec...