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Concert Review: Wreckless Eric, April 11, The Baby G

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Near the beginning of his set at The Baby G, Eric Goulden, better known as Wreckless Eric, announced that while he had every intention of planning things out a bit better, he would be working without a setlist. “I’m just finding my way,” he admitted, later wondering aloud about which songs to play – old songs to please the old guys, new songs to confuse everyone, or stuff from the middle of his “illustrious career.” Unsurprisingly, he settled on a …

Song Of The Day: No Joy/Sonic Boom – Triangle Probably

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After a few years of doing her thing in the standard rock band setup, No Joy’s Jasamine White-Gluz is branching out into other forms of music-making for her latest release, a collaboration with Sonic Boom aka Pete Kember. The resulting EP, unsurprisingly entitled No Joy/Sonic Boom, takes things in a more electronic, spacey direction, as anyone who’s heard Kember’s previous output as Sonic Boom would expect. The video for “Triangle Probably” seems to be made up of just a bunch …

Concert Review: Albert Hammond Jr, April 3, The Horseshoe

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I’ll admit that it was a little surprising to me that Albert Hammond Jr’s latest release Francis Trouble is already his fourth solo album. Sure, I get that he’s been doing the solo thing for awhile, but four albums? That really snuck up on me. Then again, The Strokes’ first album – released all the way back in 2001 – still feels like a relatively recent album to me if I don’t think about it too hard. Damn, I am …

Song Of The Day: Anna Burch – With You Every Day

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During the Panic Manual’s recent trip to Austin for SXSW, Detroit’s Anna Burch was high on my list of acts to catch and she certainly did not disappoint. In his review of Burch’s show at Cheer Up Charlie’s, Gary described her sound as “light and airy” yet also “twisting and turning.” Her just released single “With You Every Day” probably leans more towards the light and airy aspect of her sound, and while not as immediately catchy as “Tea Soaked …