Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Self-Titled

February 18th, 2010 by Ryan Nisley

Despite the complicated name of the band, this quartet delivers a simply sweet sound.  Their self-titled CD resembles a fusion of Silversun Pickups and Postal Service with a lighter and dancier edge.  When I put on the first track, “In Steps,” it took me exactly where I wanted to go: into a state of relaxation.  The guitar is lathered across the electronic static and steady beat, which instantly melted away any stress I felt before listening.  The voices and words seem to fade away, emphasizing the melody of the guitar.  What I found interesting was that some tracks focused more on guitar than electronic sounds, and others seemed to be an equal blend of both.  “Pause” carries on that relaxing feeling with humming voices and atmospheric guitar.  The electronic sounds are so soothing that I forgot they were there.  The track is quite mellow until it suddenly picks up with a strong synthetic dance beat that really caught my attention. Read the rest of this entry »



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The Insomniacs – At Least I’m Not With You

February 18th, 2010 by Ryan Nisley

Insomniacs ALINWY If you feel lonesome on a late night, don’t worry, because The Insomniacs will be up with you all night long, singin’ the blues.  From the first song on the album, “Lonesome,” the listener knows exactly what this band is about.   The Insomniacs introduce themselves with a stylish organ along with jamming guitar riffs and harmonica solos all under the silky-smooth voice of Vyasa Dodson.  This guy is a triple threat: piano player, singer and songwriter.  If Michael Buble ever sang the blues and meant it, he’d fit right in. Read the rest of this entry »



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Andrew Bird – Armchair Aphocrypha

February 17th, 2010 by Eric Loose

Andrew Bird - Armchair ApochryphaImagine, if you will, the climax of gruesome plane crash. The plane dives lifelessly through the sky and back towards the earth as gravity begins to assert its strength. Now, picture this scene with a lovely beat to accompany it, complete with a violin, a piano, perhaps an optimistic tune with whistling, a choir, and maybe some horns and lively vocals to compliment. Armchair Apocrypha elicits a powerful feeling of contrast and contradiction as Andrew Bird has a knack for making the terrifying into beautiful, or the mundane into captivating. Read the rest of this entry »



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Chris Moore Interview

January 11th, 2010 by The Professor

Documentary Filmmaker Chris Moore, interviewed by Jay Dunmore of WLOY-TV about his film “May I Speak” 10/17/07

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Skindred Interview

June 28th, 2009 by The Professor

Interviewed by Rob Domingo ’06.

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Pneuma Trio Interview

December 12th, 2008 by The Professor


Interviewed 12/12/06

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Zakk Wylde Interview

May 19th, 2008 by The Professor


Zakk Wylde sat down with Rick Koletar ’07 (and Phil Leverrier ’07, not pictured) backstage at Rams Head Live!

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Steven Loki Howell Interview & In-Studio

May 19th, 2008 by The Professor


Interviewed by Kyle Sluder ’09 in the studio, including several songs performed live.

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Cold Suzy Interview

May 18th, 2008 by Tim Teeling

Interviewed by Kyle Sluder ’09 in 2007

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