Unexpected: Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside

It’s pretty rare for a lower 48 musician to release an album and immediately be playing a show in Alaska. In fact, I bet this is a first, but that’s exactly what happened this week with the full length debut from Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside. On Tuesday, they released Dirty Radio with lots […]

U2 Albums

A few weeks ago, Patton Oswalt was performing in Anchorage and told a story about being in Alaska in 1994 and referenced Zooropa. He said Zooropa was U2’s worst album. In my head, I objected, but then I went through the exercise of listing them in order…well, shucks. 1. Achtung Baby (1991) 2. The Joshua […]

Everyday Albums of 2010, Mates of State, Crushes (The Covers Mixtape)

Everyday Albums is a series of album reviews wherein the album could be listened to everyday. This series will examine the best of those from 2010. Mates of State are a fun band that I fell in love with about 5 years ago when I saw them at ACL 2005. Cover tunes have been a […]

Everyday Albums of 2010, Broken Bells, Broken Bells

Everyday Albums is a series of album reviews wherein the album could be listened to everyday. This series will examine the best of those from 2010. Danger Mouse is dangerous. Over the last 5 years or so, he’s quickly become one of the hottest producers in the music business, but also a great collaborator. From […]

Everyday Albums of 2010, The Black Keys, Brothers

Everyday Albums is a series of album reviews wherein the album could be listened to everyday. This series will examine the best of those from 2010. While The Black Keys broke onto the scene years ago, their 2010 release Brothers is certainly a breakthrough on several levels. It’s hard to look anywhere these days without […]

Everyday Albums of 2010, Kasey Anderson, Nowhere Nights

Everyday Albums is a series of album reviews wherein the album could be listened to everyday. This series will examine the best of those from 2010. I hadn’t heard of Kasey Anderson until I was in Portland to see Matthew Ryan play in February of 2010. He was opening for Matthew Ryan. Earlier in the […]