Monthly Archives: March 2012

Birdy — “Birdy”

Beaks on Beats on Treats By Eric Webb It feels a little weird to listen to a singer who has braces. That is not to say that Birdy (real name Jasmine van den Bogaerde) is any less legitimate an artist … Continue reading

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Melanie Fiona – “The MF Life”

Canadian Bakin’ By Matt Jones Sigh… I guess it’s time to review a diva. Eric is, after all, dominating me in this category (2-0; see Beyoncé and Estelle), so I might as well seize the opportunity to keep from being … Continue reading

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Say Anything — “Anarchy, My Dear”

Hello Bemis, My Old Friend. I See You’ve Come to Sneer Again. By Eric Webb It took me a while to get used to Max Bemis’ voice. Because if anyone knows how to milk all the juice out of a … Continue reading

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The Ting Tings – “Sounds From Nowheresville”

Zombies on Summer Vacation By Matt Jones This is a summer album. Carefree beats, spunky vocals, and a range of musical styles define The Ting Tings’ sophomore LP Sounds From Nowheresville, an album that screams things like “FINALS ARE OVER!” … Continue reading

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Miniature Tigers — “Mia Pharaoh”

Cool Cats By Eric Webb Quick, compare your favorite musicians to types of food. For example: the Foo Fighters are a steak, so rock-solid are they. Janis Joplin is a bowl of grits, obviously. Bon Iver is a delightful, warm … Continue reading

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Bruce Springsteen – “Wrecking Ball”

Still The Boss By Matt Jones Maybe you’re a lifelong fan of Bruce Springsteen and/or the E Street Band. Or, maybe you’re not huge on Bruce. It’s possible you really like a lot of Springsteen songs but didn’t actually know … Continue reading

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Band Feature: The Dead Girls (Lawrence, KS)

Let’s just agree up front that all rock band lead singers should have a bird of prey in their name. For Lawrence-based group The Dead Girls, it’s Cameron Hawk (at left below), and I talked with him this week about … Continue reading

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