• Andre Cymone,  Indie

    The Stone: The Return of André Cymone

    If you were ever sucked into the Prince vortex, as I was in 1984, you quickly found yourself seeking out every last morsel of musical goodness from anything Prince-related. In the mid-80’s, that meant marching into your local record store…

  • Indie

    Christopher Owens announces ‘Lysandre’

    Christopher Owens, the heart, mind, body and soul behind San Francisco’s Girls, decided to leave (and effectively disssolve) the group back in July with an announcement on Twitter (One, Two, and Three). Thankfully, the creative juices are still flowing, and…

  • Girls,  Indie

    “Carolina” and a growing obsession over Girls

    God, have I fallen hard for this band. There’s some sort of musical synergy that I share with Girls singer/songwriter Christopher Owens. The three Girls albums (2 full lengths and an EP) are played regularly, and every listen is more…

  • Girls,  Indie

    Girls! Father, Son, Holy Ghost

    Sometimes an album comes along that covers you like a warm blanket. There’s no rhyme or reason to it really, it just feels right. You carry it around with you, playing it every chance you get. It’s not just a…

  • Cults,  Indie

    Cults at ACL

    I couldn’t make it to ACL this past weekend, but thanks to the Youtube webcast, I caught a number of acts from the comfort of my office chair. One of the bands new to me was Cults, who performed on…

  • Indie

    Yuck!

    Yuck Yuck Yuck. The last couple of weeks, everywhere I turn it seems I’m hearing about¬†Yuck! Well, this is Ickmusic, so it’s only right that I give Yuck a chance… I listened to their new record on my run a…