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Review: Pusha T – ‘My Name Is My Name’

Review: Pusha T – ‘My Name Is My Name’

[Image Courtesy of GOOD Music] Pusha T My Name is My Name GOOD Music, 2013. by Chad Jewett Before I write a single word about Pusha T’s very good debut LP, My Name is My Name, let’s just take a second to be glad it exists. This is a record that has been teased and...

Feature: MLB 2013 World Series Preview

Feature: MLB 2013 World Series Preview

FEATURE: MLB 2013 WORLD SERIES PREVIEW by Trevor Johnson It’s hard to come up with much that hasn’t already been written or said about the World Series at this point. Casual fans of the 28 other teams will wish they could pull for anyone but these two and their respective fan bases, as both are...

Review: State Faults – “Amalgamation”

Review: State Faults – “Amalgamation”

[Image courtesy of No Sleep Records] State Faults“Amalgamation”No Sleep Records, 2013. by Chad Jewett  If you’ve read my previous reviews of the new Balance and Composure and Touché Amoré records, you know I’m a soft touch when it comes to bands that can balance pathos and tempest. Post-hardcore music tends to be instinctual music –...

Review: Arcade Fire – “Afterlife”

Review: Arcade Fire – “Afterlife”

[Image courtesy of Merge Records] Arcade Fire “Afterlife” by Chad Jewett Arcade Fire was seemingly between a rock and a hard place in attempting a grand, album-era rollout for their upcoming record, Reflektor. All appearances would seem to indicate that Reflektor is almost guaranteed to be a grower – a double-album filled with very, very...

Review: ‘Star Wars Volume One: In The Shadow Of Yavin’

Review: ‘Star Wars Volume One: In The Shadow Of Yavin’

[Image courtesy of Dark Horse] by Chad Jewett In light of the announcement by Disney and LucasFilms of a new Star Wars trilogy, set to take place after the events of Return of the Jedi, there has been a lot of discussion about what it is we all want to see in a new Star...

Feature: Scouting ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

Feature: Scouting ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

[Image courtesy of FOX] by Trevor Johnson Thus far, we’ve had five episodes of the latest Michael Schur-Dan Goor TV series Brooklyn Nine-Nine. While each one has proved better than the last, there are still plenty of questions to be answered as things progress. As with baseball, TV shows are all about their sample size....

Review: Tancred – ‘Tancred’

Review: Tancred – ‘Tancred’

[Image Courtesy of Topshelf Records] TancredTancredTopshelf Records, 2013. by Chad Jewett In a review of “The Ring,” the opening track from Tancred’s eponymous album, I compared Jess Tancred’s falsetto to Jenny Lewis, while also stressing just how lazy the “female indie voice = Jenny Lewis” equation so often is. I stand by that point, not...