New Band of the Month: July – Reflection

For the Seventh month of the New Band feature, I selected indie folkies,  Okkervil River (read my initial thoughts here). Now, this is what I'm talking about.  The whole idea of doing this every month this year was to hopefully surprise myself by discovering that a band I'd previously ignored was really this truly great … Continue reading New Band of the Month: July – Reflection

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New Band of the Month: July – Okkervil River

Every month this year, I'm dedicating myself to getting into a new band.  By 'new band', what I really mean is an old band who I've known of for awhile but have for one reason or another never checked out.  Maybe they were a genre I wasn't into, maybe they were the favorite band of … Continue reading New Band of the Month: July – Okkervil River

New Band of the Month: June – Reflection

For the sixth month of the New Band feature, I selected New Orleans jazz maestro,  Dr. John (read my initial thoughts here). Did his music get me ready for Nahleans? I've always found jazz* music the hardest to get into, largely because it eschews the easy entry points that most pop music has.  It's not … Continue reading New Band of the Month: June – Reflection

New Band of the Month: June – Dr. John

Every month this year, I'm dedicating myself to getting into a new band.  By 'new band', what I really mean is an old band who I've known of for awhile but have for one reason or another never checked out.  Maybe they were a genre I wasn't into, maybe they were the favorite band of … Continue reading New Band of the Month: June – Dr. John

New Band of the Month: May – Reflection

For the fifth month of the New Band feature, I selected prog rockers,  King Crimson (read my initial thoughts here). How progressive are my feelings about them? Kind of middling, but with a healthy dose of respect for their obvious influence.  There was no chance I was ever going to delve into the entirety of … Continue reading New Band of the Month: May – Reflection

New Band of the Month: May – King Crimson

Every month this year, I'm dedicating myself to getting into a new band.  By 'new band', what I really mean is an old band who I've known of for awhile but have for one reason or another never checked out.  Maybe they were a genre I wasn't into, maybe they were the favorite band of … Continue reading New Band of the Month: May – King Crimson

New Band of the Month: April – Reflection

For my fourth month of the New Band feature, I selected so-called Dance Punk pioneers LCD Soundsystem (read my initial thoughts here). After a month of dancing punkishly, what are my thoughts? I'm trying to remain open-minded because the whole point of this feature is to be receptive to new music and admit that my … Continue reading New Band of the Month: April – Reflection

New Band of the Month: April – LCD Soundsystem

Every month this year, I'm dedicating myself to getting into a new band.  By 'new band', what I really mean is an old band who I've known of for awhile but have for one reason or another never checked out.  Maybe they were a genre I wasn't into, maybe they were the favorite band of … Continue reading New Band of the Month: April – LCD Soundsystem