This article is an artist profile of a local St. Louis rock band called Ocean Rivals that I did for the upcoming issue of Eleven. I interviewed the band before writing the article. They were my first “band interview.” The “Quick Tracks” at the end are short descriptions of two of Ocean Rivals songs. Here’s [...]
Posted: July 25th, 2010 under Interviews, Music, Writing.
Tags: beatles, eleven magazine, fender, Jeff Tweedy, kinks, modest mouse, oasis, ocean rivals, spoon, St. Louis, troubadour dali, Wilco
I just arrived home from seeing my very first live concert at Greenville College Professor Rick McPeak’s barn just outside of Greenville. I’ve been out to the barn a couple times. Once at the end of last semester for some St. Paul’s get together, once for helping Thomas Johnson want the garden he planted there. [...]
Posted: October 28th, 2008 under Music, Writing.
Tags: Berry, Creativity, Empathy, Floundering, Greenville, hardcore, Jeff Tweedy, Joey Lemon, Live Shows, Matt Aufrecht, McPeak, Paul Goodenough, post-rock, Rachel Bowden, Radiohead, songwriting, Thom Yorke, Wilco
The new Wilco album Sky Blue Sky which was released this past Tuesday, March 15th features a band growing older, growing more comfortable with themselves, and with each other. Wilco’s last two releases 2002′s epic, landmark album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and 2004′s A Ghost is Born is, as John Brit could describe, Wilco perfecting the [...]
Posted: May 19th, 2007 under Music.
Tags: a ghost is born, alt country, deconstruction, Elt, folk, jb, john brittingham, on and on and on, radio cure, rock, sky blue sky, weird, Wilco, yankee hotel foxtrot
There’s a new Wilco record coming out next month. It’s release date is May 15th. It’s called Sky Blue Sky. I’m stoked. Almost as stoked as I am for the new Radiohead…
…is absolute drivel. It’s abysmal. The lyrics are completely uninspired and vague for no reason at all. I don’t believe a word Aaron Marsh sings. It’s gross that, with the packaging for the album, they compared him to Sufjan Stevens and Jeff Tweedy. I’m disgusted, I freaking can’t stand this record.
I agree with Ian. Go to his blog, follow the link, listen to Wilco.
Last week I heard, and then bought, the brand new Brand New album. I highly recommend it. So does AP, they gave it a 5/5 and along with a review the one-liner at the top read: “America finally gets it’s own Radiohead.” Wait a sec. That’s quite a heavy-hitter of a word to throw around. [...]
Posted: January 15th, 2007 under Culture, Music, Reviews.
Tags: alternative press, america, ap, art, brand new, copeland, cursive, emo, Radiohead, rock, taking back sunday, the devil and god are raging inside me, Wilco
I resent this feeling just as much as I resent always having to be the one taking initiative. Things have been weird and distant and I agree fully when he says “distance has no way of making love understandable.” Not seeing you, not hearing your voice uninhibited by satellites and muffles, not feeling the warmth [...]