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July 5, 2020

>>After a twenty-two-year absence in releasing new music, Hum is back with Inlet, an eight-song album that is much like their last release, Downward is Heavenward. The songs reach up to nine minutes in length and the crunchy dirge guitar has triumphantly returned along...

>>There may not be a better album right now that accurately depicts the mess we’ve all found ourselves in lately. Millions of people across the planet, stuck in perpetual slow motion, weeks on end in the same house, feeling completely detached from each other and the e...

November 27, 2017

>> “Basically Led Zeppelin’s song “Black Dog” 3 times in a row…” makes for a great satirical description that can be found on Barbarosa’s band camp page, but cannot be farther from the truth. The band’s new three-song release is full of feeling, post-rock instrument...

>> Memorable music is created through a mix of devotion to the craft, tireless practice and a bit of humility. An artist’s heart needs to be in it when writing music or else it will never come to fruition. These traits were immediately apparent during my interview w...

November 14, 2017

>> Scandinavian band Liima recently dropped their second album, 1982, and its eerie pop sounds are already making an impact across the Atlantic. This electro-pop release is packed with synth sounds not too far from the Stranger Things theme, indie bass lines, and wo...

November 6, 2017

>> A new full-length album in the alternative scene was just dropped by New York band Zuli, whose sound is a warm blend of sappy love, psych rock, and indie pop.

The Good:

There isn’t a vocal bar that isn’t pure, perfect and powerful. Each lead melody is a beautiful s...

October 23, 2017

>> One of the latest drops in Rochester’s music scene comes from the young and talented singer-songwriter, Madeline McQueen. Her latest five-song production is a hearty and wholesome blend of smooth rock, singer-songwriter talent and a voice proven to supply great v...

October 9, 2017

>> Barns Courtney, an independent artist from London, is continuing to prove his worth as an across-the-pond entity in the realm of alternative music. Though his discography is scarce, his latest drop is eclectic and his talent is true.

The Good:

The Attraction of You...

September 25, 2017

>> Ditching Ryan Lewis was an interesting move for Macklemore; His entire new full-length seems to be an existential crisis of sorts. The whole record is a teeter-totter balancing his desire to continue his mantra of relatability and his affinity for fame and money....

September 18, 2017

>> It’s clear now. Foo Fighters have saved themselves from slipping further into a butt-rock coma of boredom that Sonic Highways seemed to suggest was ahead. Even their latest EP release, Saint Cecilia, wasn’t fantastic at convincing longtime fans that The Foo wasn’...

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