Fifteen Quiet Years

by J Frazzetta July 30th, 2015
A little over a year ago, maybe two by now, Avid Reader, I started listening to post rock or math rock or post-hardcore depending on the circle you travel in and what some music nerd wants to call it.  There were some aspects that jumped out at me: the
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Big Day Everywhere

by J Frazzetta July 23rd, 2015
Listening to music is fun but there are times I like to read about music, Avid Reader, so here are a few books that I’ve checked read that you may want to try.

Here, There and EverywhereGeoff Emerick, 2006: what were you doing at the age of 19?  Many people were hoping to get out of high school, go to college or get some kind of steady job.  Well what if your steady job was an engineer for
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Pearl Jam — Mind Your Manners

by Jason Lightner July 16th, 2015
There are only so many directions a 23-year-old band can go in after their ninth studio record. For most bands, just getting to the ninth record is enough of a struggle, and yet, here is Pearl Jam; ready, willing, and able to produce a fun, upbeat, and strikingly new rock song, even after all these years.

The song in question is a single off of Pearl Jam's anticipated tenth album, Lightning Bolt, which is due for release later
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  • P!nk, The Truth About Love

    by Louise July 9th, 2015
    P!nk's latest album, The Truth About Love, was released in September. I remember when P!nk first gained some serious popularity with her 2001 album Missundaztood. I was barely old enough to pay attention to lyrics, yet I knew that P!nk was a trailblazer. "Family Portrait" had emotional content that I had never heard before in a pop song, and the artist's voice, mildly raspy and immensely powerful, impressed me. Since then, P!nk  has
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  • Foo Fighters: The Genesis of Post-Grunge

    by Jason Lightner July 1st, 2015
    From the still-smouldering ashes of Seattle's former grunge idols, there came a new beacon of rock & roll glory. Just a few short months after the untimely destruction of Nirvana in 1994, music fans bore witness to the birth of Dave Grohl's Foo Fighters. Out of 40 songs that Grohl had written over the previous four years, a select 15 would make their way onto a demo tape
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  • The Funk Flash

    by J Frazzetta June 25th, 2015
    When the single "Guerilla Radio" was released in 1999 I wasn’t very impressed, Avid Reader.  My friends were waiting for the next Rage Against the Machine album to be massive but the single started to shake our confidence.  When Battle of Los Angeles did come out I was talking with a friend and neither of us wanted to go out and pick it up that particular Tuesday.  Matter
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