• BritPop,  Rock

    A Salve For All That Ails

    It had been far too long since I’d seen a show. That’s the way it is sometimes when you have kids, school and a myriad of other things that need your attention. I have to confess that sometimes music takes…

  • Rock

    It’s So Hard To Just Walk Away

    For the past several weeks, I have tried to get myself to the point where I could tell all of you that the new album by¬†Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto, is a must for your Christmas stocking this year. Sadly, I have…

  • Rock

    Impossible But…

    Before it had even arrived in the mail my mind was made up. There was no way in hell that the new Subways album, Money and Celebrity, was going to be as good as their last one. All or Nothing…

  • Rock

    The Older Brother Speaks

    Earlier this year, Beady Eye (AKA the rest of Oasis fronted by Liam) released their first full length album, Different Gear, Still Speeding. As I noted here, it was and is quite good. In fact, I will be seeing them…

  • BritPop

    Thanks!

    As we head into Thanksgiving, I just have to give a shout out and say thanks to the Leeds band, The Kaiser Cheifs. Last summer, the band released their fourth album and it came out in the most unique way…

  • Rock

    This House Is A Circus, Berserk As Fuck

    In what now has become a bi-annual tradition, The Arctic Monkeys descend on First Avenue and remind the Twin Cities why they are the Colossus of UK Banks. Last night’s show was unique in several ways. To begin with, First…

  • Rock

    Yes, Please

    I was recently lost in thought about the state of Brit rock when I realized it was high time we had “THE NEXT BIG BAND FROM THE HOLY LAND.” Honestly, we haven’t had one since Friendly Fires in 2008 so…

  • Rock

    Life Without Noel

    When I first heard that Liam Gallagher was forming his own band after the acrimonious split with his brother Noel, I simply thought the new group would be a little above average. I winced when I heard the name of…