• Indie,  Jazz,  Pop

    Jon Regen: Live!

    Maestro (and all around nice guy) Jon Regen checked in from the road with an outstanding live recording of his single “Let It Go” from the record of the same name (which you may recall got a good bit of…

  • Pop,  Rock

    New Tunes: Junior Pantherz

    My completely random dip into the Inbox tonight yielded a pretty catchy tune. The group is Junior Pantherz, and though the name elicits images of a junior varsity high school basketball team, or a football team of little kids –…

  • Indie,  Jazz,  Pop

    Jon Regen – Let it Go

    Photo: Merri Cyr Sometimes an album just hits the mark. Let it Go is one of those records. There is something to it that just feels like home. I’ve spent two weeks soaking up the tracks, something that as Pete…

  • Pop,  Video

    Video: Sebastien Tellier’s Divine

    From the inbox. This was instant gratification for me. It’s too early for a summer song. How about a new spring song of 2008? From French artist Sebastien Tellier. We’re going international baby… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz58Hw9hldw] Le Myspace d’ Sebastien.

  • Indie,  Pop

    First Listen: Kensington Prairie

    The perfect compliment to a cold and rainy day in New England, the debut record from Canada’s Kensington Prairie is one of the finest slices of Dream Pop I’ve heard since The Sundays Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic. The heart and…

  • Pop

    Seeing George Michael

    I’m going to see George Michael in concert. In June. There, I said it! Say what you will, brothers and sisters, but George’s music has always connected with me. I’m a sucker for his voice, the great melodies he puts…

  • Pop,  Rock

    RIP Jeff Healey

    Canadian guitarist Jeff Healey passed away Sunday at the age of 41 after a long battle with a rare form of retinal cancer. Jeff had been blind since infancy due to this cancer. “Angel Eyes” was one of those songs…

  • Pop,  Video

    Kanye’s updated Billie Jean

    For the 25th anniversary of Thriller, the reissued CD includes some contemporary versions by the likes of the ubiquitous, overrated and overhyped Will.i.am, Fergie, Akon, and Kanye West. Ol’ Kanye offers up “Billie Jean 2008”. After hearing it, all I…

  • Pop,  Rock n' Folk

    KT has an urgent message for you

    I’d like to introduce Jon as the newest contributor to Ickmusic. Jon is also from the Phoenix area, and is passionate about a wide range of music (and a long time Bruce fan to boot)…. ladies and gents, say hi…