Aaaaand here’s the second half of my lengthy breakdown of Brook Lopez’s trade value for the Brooklyn Game. Would he work on Washington? Milwaukee? Orlando? Find out here.
Tag Archives: 2016
DNCE – ‘dnce’ review (Rolling Stone)
Joe Jonas has a band! They’re called DNCE! Aaaaaaaand they’re not very good! I reviewed their self-titled debut record for Rolling Stone right here.
Spoiler: Their synthy-funk-pop has been done better already this year by The Griswolds on their album High Times For Low Lives. So maybe check that out instead.
The Bronx – feature interview (for FasterLouder)
… In which I talk to The Bronx’s throat Matt Caughthran and yell about how they’re the world’s greatest punk band. Also, Bronx 5 comes up, as does Mariachi El Bronx and what the line of demarcation is between the two bands.
Plus, I get to relive one of the most memorable, come-to-god musical moments i’ve ever seen, when The Bronx single-handedly alleviated two days of miserable and wet festival going with a set that literally put me on my knees (in mud) with my arms raised to the air.
The Naked & Famous – Simple Forms review (for Rolling Stone)
I once saw The Naked & Famous play to a late afternoon festival crowd in 2013 that was made up almost entirely of 19-year-olds. I also reviewed their new album, Simple Forms, for Rolling Stone, here.
Ben Lee – Freedom, Love and the Recuperation of the Human Mind review (for Rolling Stone)
The evolution of Ben Lee is pretty interesting — from weirdo indie pop to conceptual spiritual noise to agreeable adult contemporary folk-pop — and his latest album takes a very high-minded bent. Just in case you didn’t pick that up from the title. Freedom, Love and the Recuperation of the Human Mind is out now and I reviewed it for Rolling Stone here.