For decades, Depeche Mode have been regarded as vanguards towing the line between electronic and rock music. The British group have influenced innumerable important figures in today’s dance music scene, and inspired remixes from the likes of Gesaffelstein, Eric Prydz, and Boys Noize – among many others. In October, Depeche Mode announced that they would release Spirit in […]
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There are some singer/songwriters whose music stays with you long after hearing it, drawing you back for another listen. Chris Watkins and his band Drunk Poets make that kind of music, reminiscent of Bob Dylan, Shawn Mullins and Lou Reed – simple, pure and honest, but always with a compelling story. His smooth low-key vocals are incredibly soothing to the ear, yet at the same time quite powerful. Following up on their superb 2015 album London Can Take It, Watkins/Drunk Poets dropped their latest album Lights All Askew in July 2016, and it’s another work of musical art. Drunk poetry indeed!
Hailing from Alaska, which he still calls home, Watkins formed his original version of the Drunk Poets band when he was just 16 years old. He has continued performing and recording under the band name Drunk Poets – with various members – throughout the years and up to…
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What started as a solo musical endeavor of Athens, Georgia native Kristine Leschper has turned into a promising band that we now know as Mothers. Earlier this year they released their rather lovely debut offering, “When You Walk a Long Distance You Are Tired”, via Grand Jury Music. The group first caught my attention last […]
I purchased Leonard Cohen’s new album You Want It Darker on Friday, and have listened to it a few times now. It is to be frank an astonishing record that slowly reveals itself. The language is restrained and precise, but still with a depth and gravity that isn’t easily comparable to other artists. What I […]
Photos by: Timothy Nguyen – Jazz artist Norah Jones, who released her sixth solo album, Day Breaks, on October 7th, 2016 via Blue Note, which followed up her 2013 album, Foreverly, which served as a collaborative album with Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day.