Stylus Counsel | Somebody Get Me A Doctor!

If you're in the midst of the hell-on-Earth known as choosing a band name, let me give you some advice: Nothing that starts with Doctor or Dr. I recently went...

Stylus Counsel | Area Resident’s Records

There are a handful of possible reasons behind a decision to buy a live album. I recently picked up Fully Plugged In by Daniel Romano Outfit because I had tickets...

20 Questions With Forest Sun

Forest Sun stopped by last week to premiere his optimistic new single A Million right HERE. Today, the San Francisco singer-songwriter returns to put his money where his mouth...

Rewinding 2019 | The Proudly Loud

You know what they say: If it's too loud, you're too old. But you know what they should say? If it's too loud, you should probably turn it down...

Back Stories | My 2012 Interview With Loretta Lynn

Sad news out of Nashville today: Country legend Loretta Lynn has died at age 90. In a statement, her family said she died at home in Tennessee. “Our precious...

Area Resident’s Stylus Counsel | I’m Good, It’s OK

I can only think of three mainstream acts where none of the original members have done a solo album or been part of a significant, successful, long-running splinter group:...

20 Questions With Rich Jacques

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and producer Rich Jacques taught us that Joy Follows Like a Shadow That Never Leaves when he shared his single and video by that name HERE in...

20 Questions With Wreche

"Where black metal and classical music vie for privilege, hope, and death in a smog-laden basin of sunt,” is how California’s John Steven Morgan of Wreche describes his music....

Area Resident’s Stylus Counsel | Beware The Classics

I’ve been pretty focused on filling in some of the gaps in my record collection over the past few years. For the most part, in addition to adding new...

Area Resident’s Stylus Counsel | Trimming the Classics

On my 4 a.m. drive to work this morning I decided to listen to Selling England By The Pound, Genesis’ first hit record, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. I...

DIY Discovery | Mythical Motors

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there's nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to the latest instalment...

Thunder Pie | The Kitchen In The Daylight

“The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.” — Fyodor Dostoevsky It’s the 4th of July today and everyone is...

20 Questions With Jadyn Lamb

Jadyn Lamb is no sheep — the pop singer-songwriter prefers to stand out from the crowd, as she's demonstrated with her singles Liar, Friends and Bad Sign — all of...

Thunder Pie | Cranberries Like A Human Heart On Glass

At the school meeting, in the conference room, I begin to drift. In and out of the things being said, I cling to my duties as a modern dad...

Thunder Pie | Hiking With The Heartbeat Kid

Easter morning, me and Arle go on a hike. Once the kids get picked up for a few hours, we have this rare open stretch, so she says let’s...

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