Arts & Music

Music Review: I Feel Like Dog

KDVS DJ Dogman and the Hillbillies gives us their take on Marinera's 2019 album 'I Feel Like Dog'

It's just dudes being dudes – a tremulous-voiced singer backed up by fretted instruments and a drum kit. And these dudes rock! They indie rock.

It's fun. It's...

Top 42 Albums: Robin Redbeast

These are 42 albums I don’t get tired of listening to over and over again. Not being one for High Fidelity-style top-five lists, I thought it would be hard to come up with my top 42 favorite albums, but it was surprisingly easy....

Top 42 Albums: Eelaaf Shah

I just want to preface this by saying that favorite does not equal best (which I’m pretty sure is made abundantly clear by the fact that I have Taylor Swift up here). The reason I’ve picked a lot of these isn’t because they’re...

Top 42 Albums: CJ

The music albums I chose all have a significant part in my music story, my music origin story if you will. They all influenced me that I can’t explain, but I do know without them I wouldn’t be the same. I formatted the...

Top Albums List: Eleanor

They call it “the Gateway to Jazz”—probably the best-selling jazz record of all time, and maybe the best one too. At least I think so. There’s a nice sense of confirmation when you like things that are critically acclaimed. Maybe that’s why, when it’s time for me to pick up a new book,...

Top Albums List: DJ Musty

Starting with the older music, my favorites across time are Francoise Hardy, Peggy Lee, Nancy Sinatra, Surrealistic Pillow, (old) Fleetwood Mac, Cream, Martha and the Muffins, (young) Judy Garland, and CATERINA CASELLI. The lesser known Caterina Caselli was an Italian 60s pop goddess who bestowed smash hits. And most know Francoise Hardy for...

Top Albums List: DJ Ben

The top 10 or so are more or less my favorites, while the rest are somewhat random.

The 13th Floor Elevators – Easter Everywhere embodies the best the first wave of psychedelic rock had to offer, ambitious, transcendent, somewhat goofy but always earnest. As a displaced Texan, it has a special place in my heart....

Album Review: Karen O, Danger Mouse “Lux Prima”

Lux Prima (translating to “First Light”) was an album created to “find a place” not a “sound”, according to Danger Mouse. This is a beautiful album for a couple reasons. First, Karen O’s voice is absolutely stunning here and matches the refreshing feeling of every track. Second, the album is definitely experimental, with soft, mind-bending...

Album Review: Dylans “Settlers Adrift”

‘Settlers Adrift’ is the second full length album by Richmond/San Francisco based band Dylans; and a 24 minute ride through a dark twisted tunnel of emotions, featuring hysterically beautiful guitar riffs and gorgeous melodies cutting through a deep musical momentum that is sure to get you headbanging. Released just two years after their...