Could this eagle soon be extinct? The NCAA tournament isn’t the only madness in March this year. The United States Postal Service’s proposal to drop Saturday delivery has incited anger across the nation. Despite the fact that no one really sends letters anymore, the idea of ceasing Saturday service is meeting a lot of opposition and criticism. [...]
When most people think of Florida, chaotic Spring Breaks and stretches of elderly retirees are usually two of the first things to pop into mind. Of course, the entire state isn’t just a mass of beach parties and avid seekers of Early Bird specials, but for better or worse, that’s the image that Florida tends [...]
For fans of the addictively-catchy indie-pop sounds of The Shins, the news that broke this January – that lead guitarist vocalist James Mercer would be taking a break from the band until at least 2011 – was discouraging, to say the least.
If everything was right in the world, PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem’s life would feel a lot like a Kit-Kat commercial right about now. Why? Because after his comments in response to Tiger Woods’ press conference Friday, everyone should have just one request for Finchem – give me a break.
By many people’s standards, naming your band Zeus is a somewhat pretentious move. While shows of extravagance aren’t exactly unheard of in the world of entertainment, coming out and implying that your musical skill is Olympic in nature could definitely rub some listeners and critics the wrong way. Given the name, then, it’s surprising just how unpretentious and understated Zeus sounds on their debut full-length, Say Us. The album is refreshingly absent of self-aggrandizing statements and pomp; Say Us instead delivers subtle bolts of lightning in the form of catchy, creative sounds that are often gritty but never a grind to get through.
Once again, McDonald’s has managed to offend people with its offerings. This time, though, it’s not just the greasy taste, the exorbitant calorie content, or that all-too-recognizable and impossible-to-eliminate smell that has McComplaints rolling in. The target of the latest uproar at the Golden Arches is the McItaly, a menu item that puts a unique, [...]
Making music is like baking a cake. Okay, not really, but bear with the analogy – I’m hungry. Like a cake, music is made up of countless ingredients that combine to create something greater than the sum of the parts. You wouldn’t eat raw flour on its own, just like you might not want to [...]
Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever.. It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything. It doesn’t always have to be people or objects. I once heard a quote by Robert Adams. that reads “No place is boring, if you’ve had a [...]
Giles Dawe grew up in Bristol, England and studied Fine Art at Weston Super Mare, UWIC Cardiff and Nantes, France. He then moved to Hong Kong to be closer to his girlfriend at the time.
Photography is like music, it has all these kinds of genres – if it’s the art of taking photographs during a wedding ceremony or high fashion if it’s landscape or self portrait you just name it and it’s there.
Pintandwefall sounds more like The White Stripes than the Spice Girls, with a gritty, garage-rock edge and a lack of pretentiousness and over-produced pop.
There’s no doubt about it – blending folk and pop can be tricky. At worst, the fusion can sound forced and hokey. But the rewards can be great when the two genres are handled with capable hands and creative musical minds. Such rewards come in the songs of Smile Smile’s Truth on Tape, a sweet, [...]
At a time when the music scene is dominated by the likes of the Jonas Brothers and Auto-tune is everywhere you turn, intensity and talent seem to be lacking. So where do you turn when you’re sick of poppy love ballads and over-produced, unemotional radio-friendly “anthems”? Look no further than August Burns Red.
The band doesn’t sound anything like Lynyrd Skynyrd, but Memphis May Fire may be the hottest thing to come out of the south since the producers of the unfortunately ubiquitous “Sweet Home Alabama.” Memphis May Fire actually couldn’t be farther in sound from the classic rockers of “Freebird” fame, but that doesn’t make them incapable [...]