We Saw Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Live on a Tuesday Night

  Last night, your intrepid Editor at Large and his friend saw Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas play live at Ottobar. Yes it was a Tuesday night. Yes we had work the next morning. But no, we’re not sorry. And that’s even after a torturous 30 minutes of watching Cara Kelly of Cara Kelly and the Tell Tale,… We Saw Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Live on a Tuesday Night was originally published on Rhyme et Reason Continue reading We Saw Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas Live on a Tuesday Night

Titus Andronicus to release 29-track rock opera

Titus Andronicus fans are in for a treat. Frontman Patrick Stickles of Titus Andronicus has written a 29-song multi-act rock opera titled The Most Lamentable Tragedy. The project was produced with their long time collaborator Kevin McMahon and their lead guitarist Adam Reich. Numerous other artists from The So So Glos, Baked, and Lost Boy?… Titus Andronicus to release 29-track rock opera was originally published on Rhyme et Reason Continue reading Titus Andronicus to release 29-track rock opera

In Which We Interview Jessica Hernandez of Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas

  Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas are quickly establishing themselves as the act to follow. With Cuban/Mexican-American Hernandez’s bull in a china shop voice and her Detroit-based Deltas’ healthy appreciation for brass instrumentation, their debut, Secret Evil, is definitely one of 2014’s best. Swinging songs about love and heartbreak and incongruous touches of ska and soul hit like… In Which We Interview Jessica Hernandez of Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas was originally published on Rhyme et Reason Continue reading In Which We Interview Jessica Hernandez of Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas

Muse’s “Madness” is not one step beyond

    We want to be blown away by awesomeness. Muse has released their first “official” single called “Madness” – which makes me want them to work with Madness, an iconic British ska and rock band, and create something totally crazy. Instead, we get something decidedly less crazy and less awesome. Their video for the M M M M Madness should be coming out soon. It isn’t as “epic” as “Survival”, which is actually refreshing. If epic means repeating yourself senselessly, I don’t want the album to have epic songs. Rather, bring back  the epic-ness of “Knights of Cydonia”! There’s … Continue reading Muse’s “Madness” is not one step beyond

ReR Recommends – Covers for a Friday

I don’t find too many covers that are as good as the original, but some are certainly commendable.  I enjoy listening to a unique spin on a song. Even the voice of the artist or an acoustic version can change a song completely. Take some time out of your work day to listen to a few of my favorite covers. It’ll be 5:00 in no time. 1)  “All Along The Watchtower” – Jimi Hendrix Originally written by Bob Dylan, Jimi’s version took the song to a whole  different level. In 1968, the song was ranked as 47th in Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of … Continue reading ReR Recommends – Covers for a Friday