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By Julie Kocsis On Monday, May 15th, 2017

Father John Misty: Pure Comedy

Father John Misty Pure Comedy (Sub Pop) It would be impossible for me to write about his new album Pure Comedy without first discussing Father John Misty himself. For those of you only roughly familiar with him, More...

By Julie Kocsis On Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Craig Brown Band: The Lucky Ones Forget

Craig Brown Band The Lucky Ones Forget (Third Man Records) Perhaps it’s my Midwestern roots, but despite not being born until ’87, I listened to a whole heck of a lot of early-70s country-rock music growing More...

By Julie Kocsis On Friday, June 24th, 2016

The Kills: Ash & Ice

The Kills Ash & Ice (Domino Recording Co.) In a musical era when a mellow band like Coldplay, whose music I would describe as “fine,” is winning Grammy awards in rock categories and Top 40 radio is almost More...

By Julie Kocsis On Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

The Lumineers: Cleopatra

The Lumineers Cleopatra (Dualtone) It’s been four full years since The Lumineers debuted their first, self-titled LP in the spring of 2012 and we all got their hit song “Ho Hey” permanently lodged in our More...

By Julie Kocsis On Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

Andrew Bird: Are You Serious

Andrew Bird Are You Serious (Concord Loma Vista) To some, falling in love, getting married, and having a baby might mean slowing down and taking a break professionally. However, to Andrew Bird, it appeared to More...

By Julie Kocsis On Thursday, August 13th, 2015

FILM: Mistress America

With such recent films as Frances Ha, While We’re Young, and now his latest, Mistress America, filmmaker Noah Baumbach really seems to have established himself as The Storyteller of post-9/11 New York City and More...

By Julie Kocsis On Friday, May 1st, 2015

FILM: Welcome to Me

A serious film tackling the delicate topic of mental illnesses is probably not what one would think of when one hears the names Kristen Wiig, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, but that is indeed what one gets with the More...

By Julie Kocsis On Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Tweedy: Sukierae

Tweedy Sukierae (Anti) Jeff Tweedy, frontman of Wilco for nearly 20 years, seems to have hit that point in his career where he can do just about whatever he darn well pleases. Luckily for me though, the things More...

By Julie Kocsis On Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Bruce Springsteen: High Hopes

Bruce Springsteen High Hopes (Columbia) Announced only a few weeks before its release, Bruce Springsteen’s 18th studio album, High Hopes, seems to be more of a Tracks or The Promise type of release rather than More...

By Julie Kocsis On Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
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Lady Gaga: ARTPOP

Lady Gaga ARTPOP (Interscope Records) With such massive hits as “Bad Romance,” “Born This Way,” “Poker Face,” and so many more, it seemed that anything Lady Gaga ever chose to release would immediately More...