Why the Exile of Kate Smith is the Ultimate in Duplicity

[Note: Typically I link my writings directly to the publication to read. This week over at The Daily Times, I covered the Kate Smith saga, but since there is a paywall, have included the piece in its entirety below for non-subscribers as I think it raises some important points.] The eradication of Kate Smith and... Continue Reading →

A Few Record Store Day 2019 Endorsements

There are few things I enjoy more than the Record Store Day events throughout the year. For the main, big one in April, I try to make it up to Portland, Maine. That's where Bull Moose records is based, where the head Chris Brown co-founded the vinyl holiday 12 years ago.  Over at The Daily... Continue Reading →

Live Review: James Bay Returns to Boston

Following the unexpected cancellation of his fall 2018 North American tour, James Bay is back at it with a bunch of rescheduled dates. Last night was Boston, and my review is up over at Vanyaland. Check it out here. Also, it's worth revisiting what drew me to Bay in the first place, back when he... Continue Reading →

[Some of] The Best Music of 2018

'Twas a good year for music 2018, and after the jump are 28 songs from the year that I found myself spinning over and over. There's a good bit of electronic-tinged music in the mix like Carpenter Brut, Kingswood and Chromatics as well as stuff from the heavier end in Turnstile, The End of the... Continue Reading →

The MC News Repository [Sept. ’18]

Summer is over, school is in session and that means back-to-campus guides, album anniversaries and a whole lot of prepping for the fall. Read more of what September had in store after the jump. Technically, one of these came out at the end of August, but it's better to group them together. Over at The... Continue Reading →

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