Monthly Archives: February 2012

Beatles LOVE Review

Like millions of others, I’ve had a special place in my heart for the Beatles since I was four when we used to listen to them as we played in our backyard. Same goes for Cirque Du Soleil, having seen five shows starting with Mystere in Vegas when I was 11. So naturally I’ve been excited about finally seeing the two collide in LOVE, the Las Vegas sensation that is now on its five year anniversary.  To say I wasn’t

Frankie Rose Review: Interstellar

Frankie Rose Interstellar ^^(awesome cover art, by the way) Looking for a slower-paced, angelically beautiful, minimalistic-ly brilliant, guitar trembling, synth slamming album that is soaking wet with reverb and will even get you to bob that head occasionally? No, I’m not talking about M83‘s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, but if you’re looking for the female version of it with half the tracks and teensy bit less complexity, yet no less sincere, than look no further than former Dum Dum Girl,

Oscar Recap: Sponsored by The Strokes

This year’s Academy Awards was all about the magic of the movies.  Perhaps inspired by the likes of The Artist, Midnight in Paris, and Hugo, The Oscars wanted to cash in on some sort of nostalgic virus that seems to be going around Tinseltown these days.  Hey, let’s get Adam Sandler to talk about his inspiration for getting into the movies, and making timeless classics like Jack and Jill and Grownups.  There was just a lot of sappy reminiscing to

LxListening: Under the Covers

On “Codeine“, Jason Isbell sings “If there’s one thing I can’t stand, its this bar and this cover band”.  I’m not sure which he hates more; the bar or the cover band.  But in the right situation I love both of these things, and find reason to disagree with Mr. Isbell.  So, for today’s installment of LxListening I have decided to pick out 5 recent covers that deserve a little recognition. What makes a good cover you ask me?  In

Top Ten Thursday: Dynamic Duos

The week of Valentine’s Day, we did a breakup songs list and nothing else relating to love. This week, we have given off a couples barrage with reviews of Sleigh Bells and Tennis, two duos, and now this list. While most bands are five, the Beatles were the Fab Four, and three is a magic number, two can no doubt still kill it in rock & roll. Here is our top ten musical duos.

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